Take Notice and List Gratitudes
Yesterday Frodo and I did a walk about in the yard. These days go by so quickly that I forget to take photos. Since Autumn is one of my favorite seasons (WINTER!) I wanted to make sure I take notice. The cooler temperatures arrived two days ago. There was collective sigh of relief heard by all who were tired of the heat and humidity. I pulled out my fleece coat and if it drops a few more degrees, perhaps the woolens will be worn. A knitter can hope.
My daughter and son in law left on Monday morning. After I finished babysitting, I cleaned the house and enjoyed the empty coffee table. They are happy in their townhouse and we hope to see them soon.
I've been struggling with back pain, so I saw my RA doctor yesterday. I started physical therapy today and had some x-rays done to see if I did something really crazy. No news yet. I would do anything to sleep the whole night through and to not be thinking of my back.
My knitting is on the back burner for now.
After I heal up, I'm thinking of joining a gym or doing something more than what I do now so I can avoid all this bother.
So how about a gratitude list! Whenever I write these, they make me feel good and see my blessings.
-Tylenol! - internet and electricity (which went out again on Monday) - mini kitkat bars - not cooking all week - eggs and toast for dinner - applesauce pouches - leaves turning colors - my kids - my husband - my RA doctor who I've seen since 1997 - the kindness of others - cheering up the grumpy people I meet - silly laughter - inside jokes with my husband - the little 18 month girl I babysit - little toddler tantrums - the hopefulness of each morning