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This week, I am thankful:
that we had blue skies yesterday
We’ve had a string of cloudy days here, which made the sunshine extra fantastic yesterday.
that I am 99% done helping with the tutorial website
Getting everything updated for the next school year turned out to be a much bigger job than I’d anticipated.
But it’s almost entirely done now, which means one less thing on my plate. Yay!
And I am thankful that my WordPress skills came in handy when the tutorial needed them.
that Lisey did a cat shift with me
She’s the only one of the girls who has never accompanied me, but she was free this week and we went together.
Lisey, of course, loved all of the cats, and she was a fun pal to have along.
that we have power
We had more ice/sleet/snow this morning, and whenever ice is in the mix, I feel like we dodged a bullet when the power stays on.
for some mom friends in my bio lab
There are two other homeschooling moms of four in the lab section! and one reached out to form a study group, which was so thoughtful.
that we got an unexpected $450 refund
Apparently Sonia’s October wisdom teeth removal went through our health insurance, not our dental insurance.
And since we’d met our in-network health insurance deductible, they refunded the payment we’d made to the oral surgeon.
that I have experience with learning on my own
When I first went to college at age 18, I had a couple of dud professors who basically just read the book out loud at the lectures.
I think my home-schooled years served me well, though, because I was pretty used to learning mainly from a textbook. So a bad professor was just an annoyance, not a problem that prevented me from learning. I sat through the boring lectures and then studied at home on my own.
This biology class is, unfortunately, like some of those duds, and while it would be nice to have a dynamic learning experience in class, I’m still doing ok.
You can always read the book, take notes, and review things on your own, and that is a mercy!
(Of note: this professor seems like a lovely person; just maybe teaching should not be his profession.)
that you don’t have to be a genius to make it through school
I have known some people who can skate through classes and get A’s with barely any effort. They hear material once and poof! They remember it.
That is not how my brain works (more’s the pity), but mercifully, good study habits can compensate for lack of genius, and I am thankful for that.
I can’t choose to be a genius with an amazing memory, but I can choose to study hard.
for my generally healthy body
What a mercy it is to not have any major health issues. Anything that’s gone wrong with me has always been minor and treatable, and that is such a privilege.
No one knows what tomorrow holds, so I know that my overall health could change in the future.
And that’s why I think it’s so important for me to appreciate my health now!
that my nose works so well now
Speaking of treatable issues: I’m thankful that my breathing is so much improved after my 2016 nose surgery.
And I am also grateful that my nose is not as hard as a rock anymore; it was completely un-squishable for a good year after surgery and that was a very weird feeling.
If you are new and you want to catch up on all that, here are more details about my nose surgery.
What are you thankful for today?
P.S. I’m sorry this post is going out so late! Multiple contributing factors at play, including the fact that one of my kids needed my laptop.
Late thankfulness is better than none, though.