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Thankful Thursday | I’m negative!

This week, I’m thankful:

that I’m feeling way better and that my tests are negative now

negative covid test.

A case where it’s good to be negative

Yay! I am still kind of tired, and I have an occasional cough, but oooh, I am feeling SO much better than I was last Thursday.

that my girls didn’t catch it from me

I am still sort of amazed at this. Amazed, but grateful!

I mean, I was careful, but it seems like it’s often impossible to be careful enough to avoid infecting housemates, even when it comes to something like the common cold.

that I had plenty of test kits on hand

Boy, you can really go through the tests in a hurry; the sick person ends up needing to test multiple times, and then you need tests to make sure the other people in the house aren’t sick.

So, I was super happy that I had my little stash of tests here!

for the health-euphoria that follows sickness

Sure, on any given day, I can feel grateful for the feeling of health.

But man, there’s nothing quite like the feeling-healthy euphoria that you get right after being sick.

It’s so nice to sleep well! To have an appetite! To breathe through your nose! To not feel achy! To have energy!

I’m not even at 100% yet, and I’m still all, “OOOH I feel so freaking good.”

that it’s been so long since I was sick

I don’t think I’ve had any sickness since my last bout of this in January 2022. I don’t even think I caught a cold all year.

that I have an outlet in my carport now

My landlords had to get an electrician out to work on the electrical panel, so I asked if while they were here, they could also put an outlet in the carport.

Because oddly enough, there wasn’t one out there!

But now there’s a shiny new outlet in my carport, which means that it’s gonna be SO much easier to use my sander out there.

outdoor outlet.

I am super-duper happy about this.

that I’ve felt good enough to go for two walks this week

tiny evergreens.

I was getting so so tired of being inside all the time; I missed my time in the woods!

water droplets on moss.

And I missed the sunshine too; yesterday in the middle of my walk, I sat down in a sunny spot and just enjoyed the warm rays.

for the variety of mosses in the woods

green moss.

The path I was on yesterday had so many different types of moss. I almost always stop to look at patches of moss, and if the moss is fuzzy, I cannot ever resist petting it.

furry green moss topped with snow.

Some of them are so furry!

for a functioning immune system

Having just been through anatomy and physiology, followed by microbiology, I have an extra level of appreciation for what goes into getting rid of a viral infection.

So, I am feeling grateful that my body can do a good job of fighting off a virus. Yay immune system!

What are you thankful for this week?

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Elizabeth B

Saturday 11th of March 2023

That moss with the water droplets — what an amazing photo! So well done.

Glad you are feeling better. (I'm waaaaay behind on my blog reading.)

Grandma Bev

Thursday 9th of February 2023

Really enjoy your photos, moss is one of the best plants. All plants are good, thanks for sharing.

Heather Mar

Sunday 5th of February 2023

I think I live generally in the same region as you, and I also LOVE the variety of mosses. We have at least 4 kinds in our moderately-sized forest yard! I love feeling the different textures.

I'm soooo thankful for all the supportive, lovely people in my life, who care about me and I care about them. Wishing everyone a week full of things to be grateful for!


Thursday 2nd of February 2023

Glad you are feeling better! It’s like the feeling you get after a migraine, when you realize that just being in the state of not-having-migraine is actually pretty amazing and something to be thankful for.


Thursday 2nd of February 2023

Thankful for good results on the follow-up imaging I needed after my first mammogram, a very quick car repair, and an interview tomorrow.


Thursday 2nd of February 2023

I am thankful

For this amazing university where I work. I'm only here short-term, but I am soaking up every minute. I love meeting people who want to think and read and share what they know with the world. I love the beautiful buildings. I love how people say "you work where????" when they hear about my residency.

For my sweet little family. My husband who supports me in everything I do. My dear children who fill my days with joy.

For the train that carries me on my commute. After commuting by car for so long, it feels like a miracle every time I get on a train and get to sit back and work while someone else does the driving.

For hot tea that fuels me through writing. I used to drink too much soda, but switched over to tea. I love the heat and the bitterness.

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