This week, I’m thankful:
for the sequinned notebook that Lisey got me
She was ordering one for herself (to take to aviation mechanic classes. As one does.) and she added one to the cart for me.
So now I proudly take it to my A&P classes. 😉
that I can do anatomy and physiology in person
Every time we use the human body models, I am reminded how thankful I am to be in the lab!
It’s so nice to be able to physically handle the models, to pick them up, turn them over, and put them together with other parts.
Some things are just not the same online.
that I got to have dinner with my sister-in-law
Her husband (my brother) was out of town, and I was free that night too, so we met up for dinner. You may remember that this is my newest sister-in-law (she married my brother in June) and gosh, I just love her so much.
My brother did a top-notch job of spouse-choosing and I am thankful. 🙂
for my blogging mastermind group
I was feeling a little discouraged this week and they all commiserated, reminded me that every content creator gets criticized, and really cheered me up.
It’s so nice to have people who do the same type of job as I do because no one understands quite like other people in the same field (which I imagine is true in any job!) And since they actually know me (and most have met me in person), I really value their reassurance.
for a quiet spot for my desk
(In case you missed it, I moved my desk into Lisey’s bedroom when she moved out this fall.)
Having my own room for my desk has made an enormous difference for me because ever since Mr. FG started working from home, I basically didn’t have a spot to camp out, other than in the living room, with my laptop.
Needless to say, the living room is not the best spot for focused work.
So, it has been a huge mercy to have a room where there is just me. It’s been helpful for my A&P studying, of course, but also for blogging.
(To wit, I don’t think I’ve missed a day of blogging here in weeks, and maybe months!)
that I don’t have food allergies
I am super grateful that I can eat pretty much anything I want. Poor Sonia has to deal with a lot of restrictions because of her allergies, and watching that has made me appreciate my non-allergic digestive system.
that there are so many allergy-friendly options available now
When I was a kid, you could not find nearly so many dairy alternatives, but there are tons now. And thankfully, there are some dairy alternatives that do not involve nuts (since Sonia can’t have nuts OR dairy).
that Sonia can have butter
I am extremely grateful that butter doesn’t bother her! And same goes for heavy cream. You can do a lot if butter and heavy cream are still on the table.
that Sonia can eat gluten
Same story as above…if we had to add gluten onto the list of food no-nos, that would add a whole ‘nother layer of difficulty. She’s done the lab tests and an elimination test, and happily, both showed that she is fine eating gluten.
that I only have to go one place today
Yesterday, I was barely home. I went to (lemme pause and count)…seven different places yesterday.
But today, I just have to go get a background check for a community center tutoring volunteer opportunity with my church.
(Our church has a program where lawyers can volunteer to give free immigration help; I’m not qualified for that. Someone else gives free haircuts to people without homes…I’m also not qualified for that. But after-school tutoring? I’m pretty sure that after 17 years of homeschooling, I probably can be useful there!)