New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic.
This week, I am thankful:
for community college employees
I’m trying to get an advising appointment so that I can figure out exactly what I’d be looking at, school wise, to get a nursing degree.
But it turned out to be a pretty big process to even get an online account so that I could request a virtual advising appointment.
I had to talk to multiple departments multiple times, because when I first registered for college, it was 1996 and I was an unmarried 18 year old. So, my last name, phone number, and address were all wrong.
Plus we didn’t even have online student accounts back then! I mean, I barely used email in those days.
Anyway. Lots of nice people helped me out yesterday, and my community college account has now been brought up to 2020.
And I was finally able to send an email requesting an advising appointment. Whew.
for cooler mornings
It’s still getting pretty hot here during the day, but yesterday morning, the weather was really quite tolerable when we went for a walk.
It was 91% humidity (!) but the temperatures were in the high 60s and that helped a lot.
that I sold an unused canopy
We used to bring one to the beach, but most beaches have regulations prohibiting large canopies now.
So I listed it on Facebook Marketplace and got it sold. I figured people would be wanting canopies right now, since a lot of things are held outdoors.
I also keep thinking that whatever companies make those huge white tents must be thriving right now. I see white outdoor tents everywhere!
for my brother’s hotel discount
Mr. FG and I did two nights last weekend for our anniversary and thanks to my brother’s family discount, the rooms cost less than half the normal price.
for the way that breaking things keeps me humble
You know how I broke my stove recently?
Well, I’m not happy I broke it, of course.
But since I do dumb things and I break stuff, it helps me be gracious when my kids do the same thing.
One of my girls did something careless this week and broke a Pyrex dish, and I was able to be like, “Hey sweetie, it’s ok. It happens. I mean, I broke the whole stove.”
(By the way, my new stove is STILL not in. But the appliance shop said it’s on its way. I will believe that when I see it. Ha.)
that I did not know my stove would take so long to get here
When we first ordered it, the guy was thinking the timeline was early August.
But now it’s been a good month and a half of cooking on a broken stove, and I just feel so glad I didn’t know it was going to be this long.
If I’d known, I probably would have been more crabby about the wait.
(Though when you are the one who broke the stove, it’s hard to justify much crabbiness.)
for a pool outing with friends today
grateful for friends for the girls and me, grateful for my parents’ pool and how generous they are with it.
that I can have an optometry appointment now
I was about to run out of lenses a few months ago, so my eye doctor sent me a few extra contact lenses to get me through the months when they were completely closed.
Now they’re open (with limitations of course!), so I can have an actual appointment and get another year’s supply of lenses.
What are you thankful for this week?
Make a list in the comments and cheer yourself up.