1. I am thankful for the chance to try new things. DH is making a couple kinds of beef jerky in the smoker he got for Christmas, and we're enjoying planning other kinds of jerky and meat in the smoker. I am growing from seeds for the first time and I am loving that. Seeing those first little bits of green is exciting.
2. I am thankful for a good doctor who listens to me and then gives me his opinion even when it's not something I want to hear. I am thankful there are things I can do to get my porphyria back in control, that I don't just have to hang on for the ride. I am thankful that this episode is not nearly as bad as episodes I've lived through in the past. I am thankful that 3 days after starting the carbo loading that I am starting to notice a change in how I feel.
3. I am thankful for the chance to get into my garden this year. Last year at this time DH was so so so sick and all my focus was on that and just keeping the family running. His first OHSU stay was 2 weeks in April and his 2nd was 3 weeks in May which interfered greatly with garden planning and planting. <grin> So I am thankful that this year I can enjoy planning my garden and take time to work in my garden. I am thankful that life is way more normal this year than it was last year.
4. I am so very thankful for the change in my husband's mindset. Before the transplant, he didn't want to plan anything. We didn't talk about graduation plans for DS. We didn't talk about improvements to the house. We didn't talk about the future hardly at all. Within days of the transplant, that all changed. Now we spend hours talking about this plan or that plan. From big plans like a trip to Disneyland this sumer to celebrate DS's high school graduation to little things like garden or jerky planning.
5. I am thankful for the adaptability of homeschool. The girls do not like copywork or memory work, and have become more vociferous in that opinion. This week I talked with DH and decided to drop copywork. ODD writes very well in cursive and YDD's printing has improved beautifully. Just like that I can take my students' opinions into account and make a change; how awesome is that?
|I am thankful that my girl who looks more like a woman every week still likes to spend time like this.|
|I am thankful the sun called to my daughter so much that she decided to read her new library books outside combing two of her favorite activities.|