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Thankful Thursday | for only a minor knee injury

This week, I am thankful:

that I didn’t hurt my knee too badly

You know how my sister-in-law and I did a rather hurried clean-the-abandoned-house-out trip on Sunday night?

bins of dirty dishes.

Well, I was carrying a huge bin out to my van, in the dark, and my foot had an unfortunate meeting with a cinder block in the yard and I tripped and fell forward.

Miraculously, I didn’t break anything in the bin full of dishes, but I did twist my knee.

Happily, it has steadily been getting better each day, and today it feels almost normal. 

So, I have been feeling thankful for a body that heals itself.

for escalators

I went to Target the other day, and while I normally opt for the stairs (faster! more exercise!), this time I happily took the escalator.

a Target escalator.

for elevators

In the same vein, I always, choose the stairs over the slow elevator at college, but this week, I was happy to have the elevator option!

An elevator control panel.

for a fun night with my sister-in-law

My brother was out of town, so she texted to see if I wanted to get together.

What did we do for fun?

Well, we spent three hours washing dishes that we rescued from the abandoned house.

A dirty mug next to a clean mug.

She is my kindred spirit, because both of us thought this was an enjoyable way to spend an evening. Ha. 

for my new hoodie

I have listened to a LOT of medical podcasts and watched a lot of medical YouTube videos during my time in Anatomy and Physiology, and the ones put out by Dr. Matt and Dr. Mike are my favorites.

They are two professors from Australia who have spend their whole careers as doctors just doing education, and I am continually amazed at how much information is stored in their brains.

I love the banter between the two of them, and they often make me laugh while I’m learning.

Anyway, it occurred to me that I could support their work by buying one of their products, so now I am the proud owner of a new hoodie.

Kristen in a blue hoodie.

that pandemic numbers are so low here

We are almost at all-time lows (or, all-time-for-the-last-two-years-lows!)

Of course, since I’ve had three shots AND gotten Omicron, I am at extremely low risk of catching it again anyway. But I am still happy to see that the wave has faded so much in the last six weeks. 

that my family and I are healthy, almost two years into this

I realized this morning that we are almost exactly at the two-year anniversary of when life first shut down in my state. And that is wild to think about.

I am especially thankful that my parents have made it through with their health in tact.

that I did not know what was coming

I am sure I have said this before, but my word, I am very thankful that in March 2020, I had no earthly idea what was coming down the pike. I would have been so much more depressed if I’d known!

What are you thankful for this week? 

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Friday 18th of March 2022

It's two years today since we shut down! March 17th 2020 was the last day before spring break for our kids and school didn't reopen after it. It's just crazy to think about.

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Monday 7th of March 2022

It's been a rough week, so I'm happy to participate (if a bit late). Your site wouldn't load for me for a few days, so I'm thrilled it's back & I can catch up. 1) Grateful for a lovely & sunny 6 mile hike on Sunday 2) For a date night with my husband on Saturday 3) That I had some work flexibility last week, and could take my son to a tennis match 4) That I heard back from a high school friend. She was my tennis doubles partner, and friend from high school, so while I was sitting at my 9th grader's first high school tennis match, I reached out to her. It was so nice to hear that all is well with her family. 5) For friends I enjoy spending time with. We're having a girls trip this weekend, & I feel super blessed that my sister & BFF are also super close friends, which means the three of us can spend time together & have the best time.


Friday 4th of March 2022

There's a lot to be thankful for! Thank you for the reminder.


Friday 4th of March 2022

I love your posts…they are inspiring and fun to read and you sound like such a nice person.


Friday 4th of March 2022

Aww, thank you Susan! That is such a lovely compliment.


Friday 4th of March 2022

I so relate to this post - both about the joy of scavenging, and the tripping and falling on the ground. You are fortunate to have a kindred spirit sister-in-law. Another thing you can be thankful for is when you are older and fall, you are now labeled a "Fall Risk."

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