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Thankful Thursday | the sun is coming out!

This week, I am thankful:

that the sun is coming out today!

(this gets a bigger font than the rest of the items because I am so happy about it.)

sun and flowers

It has been raining here almost nonstop since last Friday…the hurricane leftovers just got stalled here for an unusually long time.

But today, the clouds promise to move out and we will actually see the sun again!

I am very pleased about this turn of events.

that a string of rainy days was the worst the hurricane delivered to us

thankful for rain

I did not enjoy this long period of rain, but in the midst of my non-enjoyment, I realized that this was pretty small beans compared to the suffering of the people in Florida.

porcelain berries in the rain.

My house is not destroyed, so…I can’t really complain about the rain tooooo much.

that the downed tree in my neighborhood hit zero houses

The string of rainy days was too much for a tree and it toppled. But it fell into an empty lot, and it took down no power lines.

That’s pretty much the best-case scenario for a tree-downing.

tree removal truck.

The neighborhood dads had to come inspect the tree removal. Obviously.

that my microbiology lab is halfway done

This lab only counts as one credit, but my goodness, it is like having a whole ‘nother class.

Happily, it does end a few weeks before the end of the semester, and we passed the halfway mark in lab this week. Yay!

for some banana perfection

There’s a very narrow range of banana ripeness levels that I consider to be acceptable, and this week I ate about 4-5 bananas that were peak perfection.

Two yellow bananas.

This made my heart happy. A really good banana is a top-tier gustatory experience, in my opinion.

for our cat

You knew this had to be on here because it is every week. 😉

Tuxedo cat sitting in a chair.

that I have now grasped orbital diagrams and electron configurations

I have my first chemistry exam this coming Tuesday, and I don’t feel worried now about the electron orbital questions; I got through all the homework assignments on those topics, and it’s making sense now.

And as soon as I get through this wavelength/frequency section, I can submit my homework assignment.

Chemistry homework

for my easy psychology class

My other three science classes are wearing me out, so I am endlessly grateful that developmental psychology has been very light on the work so far.

for the Quizlet app

I realized this week that there’s an app for Quizlet, and I downloaded it.

So now when I have time to kill on my phone (like if I’m in line at the pharmacy) I can knock out a quick bit of microbiology review.

What are you thankful for this week?

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Tuesday 18th of October 2022

I am thankful that shrubs I ordered arrived yesterday and the sun is out and reasonably warm, so it was a pleasure planting them. The shrubs were not available locally even though they are for my zone, and I got free shipping. On top of that the shrubs were larger than I expected and very healthy. I will be looking forward to their blooming in the Spring.


Saturday 8th of October 2022

I, too, am thankful for your cat! Every time I see your kitty on your blog, it makes me smile. Just love her coloring, the expression on her little face, and her cute whiskers! haha

Natalie K.

Friday 7th of October 2022

Aw man, I wish I'd known that you didn't know about the Quizlet app, because I would have told you ages ago! My cousin used it when she was studying to become a nurse as well. :)


Friday 7th of October 2022

I am grateful for our gym membership. Having some time to myself and being able to lift weights is such a luxury.

I am thankful to be healthy enough and pain free enough to exercise. This is not something afforded to everyone and it is easy to forget that.

I am thankful my son is getting the rhythm of school down a little better. He was having kind of a rough first two weeks and I am grateful it seems to have smoothed over and he is happier about school.

Grateful for our local libraries. I wanted to watch the 1995 version of Persuasion, but I didn’t know where to find it. I was looking up the price to rent it when I remembered the library! They pull a copy and have it ready for me to pick up all included in our taxes.

Grateful for my grown up relationship with my mom. We really fought a lot when I was younger but now she is my best friend and we really enjoy talking in the phone. And it is near to get to know your parents as people other than just as your parent. If you would have told me when I was younger how we get along now I would never have believed you! But now I am so grateful for her guidance, sense of humor, and stories.

Caroline Starr Rose

Friday 7th of October 2022

Our local weather man (out here in the NM desert) says "when it rains, don't complain." 51 weeks out of the year, we LOVE us some rain. But during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, that's the week we don't want it! Two days of Fiesta have been rained out during our week-long storms. Grateful we're adding water to our aquifer AND happy the weather hasn't disrupted too much of the coolest week of the year!

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