New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic.
This week I am thankful:
for a kid who drives.
Yesterday I realized we were out of both peanut butter and milk, and Lisey volunteered to run to the store for me while I was cooking dinner. Yay!
that my parents have a pool
I am thankful for this most years, but I am particularly thankful this year since public swimming options are a little limited.
that Mr. FG could finally get his braces off
He was due to get his Invisalign buttons removed (and move on to a retainer) jusssst after everything closed down. So, he’s been patiently waiting months for the orthodontist office to open and then work through their backlog of more pressing patients before getting to him.
Yesterday was the day! The buttons are off and the retainer is ordered.
for air conditioning
I put this in last week’s list, but it’s here again.
We’ve had consistent days in the 90s here, with high humidity, and I am so grateful I do not have to get through this without climate control.
for the stuffed animals sitting on my couch
When I walked into the living room and found the bear sitting next to the enormous chick, I had to laugh.
I love the funny things my kids do!
(The huge chick is Lisey’s, and she named him Pachick…you know, like Patrick except Pachick, since he’s a chick. Pachick sometimes goes on road trips with Lisey, sitting in the passenger seat of her car, and he even got patted down at customs when she went to Canada.)
that my PT was able to find some things that are wrong
I’m not exactly happy things are messed up in my neck/shoulder, but I am very pleased that she was able to locate some problems at my evaluation.
That’s so much better than hearing, “Hmmm, I really don’t know why you are in pain.”
A located problem is more fixable than a mystery problem!
that no more estimated taxes are due until September
I’ve got 2/4 payments knocked out now.
The first two end up being in pretty close succession, but the last two are spread out more; September and January are the next two due dates.
our local health stats are holding steady
Our positivity rate is good, and our hospital numbers are slowly getting better. Here’s hoping this continues!