It's Thankful Thursday and let me tell you I have so many things to be thankful for; I'm not sure I can get them all listed, due to space, but here are a few.
~I am thankful that each day I wake up alive.
~I am thankful for my eyesight; I didn't share but when we were away I had an issue with my left eye. I thought it was dust or something that would pass but it didn't, so last Friday I went into the eye doctor who was concerned I had torn my retina. Thankfully, although I had the same symptoms, mine was just a sign of aging. Oh the joy of it. All I could think of is that I didn't want surgery and if I was to lose my vision my life would surely change-no more quilting for one. So aging isn't fun but it always beats the alternative.
~I am thankful that I finished the baby quilt this week for our new grandson, soon to be born. I can't post photos of it until I give it to my girl.
~I am thankful, beyond words, at how well our daughter's pregnancy has progressed. Our daughter has always had complications, been high risk and on bed rest for a good amount of time. This pregnancy though, has found her free of those issues that caused preterm labor; now if she can have a easy labor & delivery we will be so thrilled.
~I am thankful that after four girls, they are getting their boy. What fun this will be for everyone, but I think especially for our sil.
~I am thankful I got the binding on another unfinished quilt and am 1/4 way through tacking it down. Once it is done, I will post a photo.
~I am thankful that I was able to get out and walk in the cool morning air with our Hunter. I am hoping our winter will be mild again so it doesn't stop us from walking each day. I know I can get Hunter booties for the snow, but would so prefer not to.
~I am thankful that he is such a clown and that some of his antics may stop when he is an adult.
~I am thankful I got some ground cover pulled out that was around a tree in the front yard. The tree has done poorly the last year or so and I began to wonder if the ground cover was hindering water and nutrients from getting to the roots of the tree. I seem to remember that you shouldn't have heavy plantings at the base of trees for that reason. It will be interesting to see if it makes a difference.
~I am thankful that I am having lunch with a dear friend today and that we will be able to catch up on life.
May you find a thousand things to be thankful for today.