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Ten Things of Thankful: A Good Exercise

The theme for this week: life isn't always pleasant, but it is worth it, and it is always worth it to look back for the things to be thankful for. 

1. I donated whole blood this week. Unlike platelet donation, which doesn't agree with me, it's very fast and easy for me to donate whole blood. Funny story: there was a man and woman donating next to me, and they were racing each other. The nurse who was helping me, hooked me up and immediately whispered to me, "You're going to beat both of them!" And I did. I filled that bag in three minutes, 27 seconds. We all have our talents, I guess, and one of mine is bleeding. I'm thankful that I can help others.

2. One of the benefits of having a child in medical school is that he reminds me to take care of age-appropriate procedures. I'm a few years late, but I bit the bullet and scheduled a routine screening colonoscopy. I'm thankful for caring children.

3. I actually scheduled the procedure weeks ago; the actu…

Ten Things of Thankful: I'm Back!

I missed last week's Ten Things of Thankful link-up, not because I wasn't thankful, but because I was busy, busy, busy watching my grandchildren for a week. I have five grandchildren, ranging in age from 1-7 years old, and while my own five children have a very similar spread in ages, somehow I still ended up making rookie mistakes during the week (saying "yes" to the water play area of the children's museum when I hadn't packed towels/changes of clothes, for example--I was fooled by the available aprons and boots to wear). However, overall it was like riding a bicycle; I didn't forget how to sneak in healthy foods, for example. "Breakfast" (winter squash) bread, anyone?
The week was a week of comparisons of what was available "back in the day" versus what is available now, as well as a comparison of our own energy levels then versus now. Most of all, it was a week of fun, as we enjoyed spending time with our grandchildren.
I'm thank…