Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thankful Thursday

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.


  1. You are right, you have many things to be thankful for, and each one is important. Maybe one day I will post a list with this theme.

  2. That's a great list. I too have a list and it's longer than me. On that lsit is that I am thankful that you have Hunter and that he brings a smile to you.

  3. What a joyful post, Noreen. Hunter is precious. Congrats on your soon to be born grandson. So thankful your daughter's pregnancy is going smoothly. I look forward to following along on your blog. Have a nice day.

  4. I enjoyed reading your thankful list! We get so busy we forget to be thankful for so many little & big things in our lives. So happy you shared this today!


  5. Hi Noreen,
    So glad to hear the problem with your eye was not a torn retina, and also that your daughter's pregnancy is going so well, know that takes a load off of everyones mind.

    Don't these lil fur balls just bring us so much love, pleasure and joy?
    They are just the cutest, we sure love our Rosie girl.......
    course, she is ours just part time! like a grandchild.

    Glad things are going well for you hon.
    If you get a chance come see me as I had an important announcement on my thankful thursday post today.
    It is #1................

    love and Blessings, Nellie

  6. You really have a lot to be thankful for, Noreen~ I am so glad it was nothing worse with your eyes. xo Diana

  7. Hi..Thank you for stopping off at my bloggy! So nice to meet you.

    And, yes, I am thankful I didn't break my neck falling off the sofa.

    My Momma had that very same thing happen to her eyes last year. She saw lightning bolts and floaties all over the place. No more problems since. Hope it's the same for you.

    Amber DaWeenie
    (and Mom)

  8. Glad your eye is not a problem, vision is so precious! Yes, we have many things to be thankful for too! If only we could stay focused on our many blessings!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. It's fun & funny how contagious is gratitude. The minute you start considering that for which you're thankful, more stuff surfaces ... then more still.

    I'm thank you've shared your thankfulness :)

  10. There be lots of things for me to thank and I thank the Lord for giving me Cotton <3 and a lovely family <3
    Cotton's mama

  11. Hi Noreen, first of all thank you for your lovely message on my blog. I really appreciate you.
    Things to be thankful have so many blessings! I was just thinking how thankful I am for all my blogging friends! Have a great weekend. Joan

  12. I think that realizing what you're thankful for is such a wonderful state of mind. It's similar to looking for the beauty in the world, even when things aren't going your way.

    I'm still having trouble with the "thankful" part because K's death still overshadows everything for me. But, I am thankful for my current family, including the Runner, our black lab R, and our new girl Shyla.

    Thank you for making me think about what I am thankful for!

  13. God is so good to us, isn't He? So thankful to hear your daughter's pregnancy is going so well! Have a beautiful week.


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