Thursday, November 15, 2012

On being thankful. Days 12, 13, 14, and 15.

Yes, I'm behind. But that doesn't mean I've stopped being thankful. It just means I like to get creative with my excuse-making.

This week I've been wasting time looking at land for sale in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Did you know you can get 40 acres for $40,000? That might be the only place in the country like that. All I could think was Pete could run until his legs fall off!

The only thing stopping us is a job. I hate details like that.

Anyway, I have plenty to be thankful for in spite of the stupidity that continues inside the Capital Beltway.

12. I'm thankful that I'm finally healthy and back in the gym. (Did I use this one already? Sorry if I did, but it's way up there on my thankful meter right now.) I get sore quickly, and I can't run more than three minutes without stopping to walk, but I'm there and I'm working at it. Tonight I'm going to my first Pitaiyo class in two months. Yay!

13. I'm thankful that God knows before I do what I need. It's becoming apparent to both Ben and me why I haven't been able to get a full-time job in the last year I've been looking.

14. I'm thankful for a husband who is happy to let me be a stay-at-home mom, even when there are no children here to be Mom to. I'm going to celebrate my stay-at-home status by making a quilt for Mansquared to take to college with him. (I asked him today what color scheme he would like, and he said, "Camo?" Talk about sucking the wind out of my sails.)

15. I'm thankful that we spent 20 years in the Navy if for nothing other than great health care (until Congress takes it away) and commissary privileges for life. I can't imagine my grocery bill at a civilian store.

Be thankful ~

1 comment:

Kayla said...

I am thankful for your years of service in the Navy too. I mean it, thank you. I am starting to get very frightened for the upcoming health care shifts. I have a friend who is an HR director and she is scared too. She said that the worst part is they are announcing all these "great" things for people, but they have absolutely no details or plans on how any of it will be accomplished and companies are supposed to implement it in 2014. She keeps warning me to save up as much money as I can in either a healthcare savings account or a regular account. Apparently, people that are actually working are in big trouble. Oh, and for groceries, just give Aldi a try.