This is Day 3 of the A to Z Challenge: Letter C
C is for Charity, the greatest of all,
|One of my favorite scriptures|
And Craftsman homes so sturdy they never will fall.
|Wouldn't it be fun to have an elephant and giraffe on your front porch?|
1. My newly-discovered cousins, Dyanne and Christine. Last weekend, the three of us were messaging back and forth on Facebook. I formed a group on Relative Finder to see if we were related. Come to find out, we are! If you would like to know how the Relative Finder site works, check out these posts: My Favorite 10th Cousin, Part I and My Favorite 10th Cousin, Part II.
2. Time spent with my children and grandchildren. John and I had a chance on Tuesday to go out to lunch with a couple of our daughters and the granddaughters. Famous Dave's provided a learning opportunity; oldest granddaughter was fascinated by the mounted animal head on the wall. Now she knows, "Elk!"
3. Time spent with friends. Every month or so, a group of friends get together and eat a potluck lunch at somebody's home. These are friends that I seldom see otherwise, so it is nice to get a chance to catch up. We were commenting on how weird it is that we have such OLD kids! We were freely dispensing our wisdom to those with a tiny-bit-younger kids, like at which DMV a child is most likely to pass her driver's license test.
4. Friends who remind me that I am not perfect, but that I'm OK. I met together with my Relief Society presidency this week. At the close of our presidency meeting, we picked a date for our next meeting. Today, I got a call from one of my counselors, apologizing that she would not be available on the day we had scheduled, and asking if we could do it the day before. I checked my calendar, and realized that not only was I also not available on that day, I was also not available on the day we originally picked! Where my mind is, I do not know, but I am thankful for friends who are patient with me.
5. My brother and sister, and for the ability we have to communicate easily across the miles that separate us. My mom is scheduled for surgery next month, and my siblings and I could easily coordinate who could help out, and when.
6. Accommodating doctors' schedules. The initial date for my mom's surgery was presenting a bit of a challenge for us, but my mom was able to reschedule without a hassle. (Note to anyone needing to schedule a surgery: If possible, talk to your recovery helpers BEFORE scheduling!) [Love you, Mom--thanks for rescheduling.]
7. Taxes that are DONE! I stress ate I-don't-know-how-many jelly beans while working on the return, but it is completed!
8. Remembering to print double-sided, so that the paper copy of the return I keep for my records does not take a ream of paper to print. Of course, I am exaggerating, folks, but I love the fact my printer will print on both sides of the paper. I'm easily wowed.
9. Easter Sunday is this weekend, as is General Conference. I look forward to celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, and receiving inspiration to help me in my life.
10. John. Always John.
What are you thankful for this week?
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Thankful Me, Uncharted, The Wakefield Doctrine
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