Thursday, November 5, 2009

Three Days of Thankfulness

Sadly, I've already fallen behind in my thankfulness.

The past three days I've been a little hard pressed but here it goes:

November 3rd
This weekend, I did something to my back (actually my neck with radiating pain down to my hip - but now I'm getting technical). I finally got an appointment with my chiropractor. I really wanted acupuncture (yes, I'm nuts, but it's addictive) but he said no. I had a lot of inflamation and it would have made the adjustments more painful.

Result: I am thankful for a chiropractor who knows how far to push me and my joints.

November 4th
I was invited to a jewerly party tonight. I talked to the hostess several times during the day. Saw her when I picked up my kids and told her I would see her at 7pm. 7pm came and went and I was still at home dealing with an unruly child who was freaking out about homework. At 7:20pm I got a call from the hostess, wondering where I was. I rushed over and had a great time, with me being the butt of many "lateness" jokes. It's okay though, I know my weaknesses.

Result: I am thankful a friend who is my keeper, even though she has her own family to deal with.

November 5th
Same "friend" from above and I decided to get healthy - ha!! We walked, and walked, and walked. After 2.2 miles and 1+ hours, she relented into letting me to take a "shortcut" back to her house. We then sat and talked. A "great" time was had by all.

Result:n I am thankful for being able to walk 2+ miles without actually collapsing!

Added bonus: I am also thankful for the friends I have weather or not they realize it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Month of Being Thankful

Because Miss Marfa issued the challenge, I may as well try a little (since I have neglected my poor little blog recently).

November 1st & 2nd

Today I was met with lovely, happy, cheerful children and wondered when the pod people had taken over my children. The loved on each other this morning, smiled when I told them that they had to get ready for school, talked nicely while walking out the door, and hugged each other after school. They continued down this horrifying path until dinner. At which point, DD threw the fit of all fits about what was served for dinner.

The result: I am thankful for things never changing too drastically in my life and for my children, may they never be replaced by pod people.

Oh, oh Sheila!

Yeah, yeah, it's been like forever!! And now I am blogging about my husband.

As we all know, when men (because no woman I know would do this) get to a certain age, they go through a mid-life crisis.

A Mid-life Crisis is defined by Wikipedia as "For the approximately 10% of middle aged adults who go through an age-related midlife crisis, the condition is most common ranging from the ages of 30-60 (a large study in the 1990s found that the average age at onset of a self-described midlife crisis was 46). Midlife crises last about 3–10 years in men and 2–5 years in women."

Now I will have to give my DH a little credit. He has not has an affair (that I know of). He has not gone out to purchase a little sports car (and if has, he better share). He has not taken to drinking excessively (no comment needed). He has not started coloring his hair (unless he's coloring it grey).

He did however, get a wild hair about getting a motorcycle. I am fine with a motorcycle as long as he takes the precautions necessary for riding a motorcycle. He took the class and we went shopping for the mistress in question:

My dear friend and fellow motorcycle widow, informed me that we (the family) get to name the new mistress. While DH and the DH of my fellow widow were riding on Saturday, we had a chance to discuss names. Now while she is a Japanese make, I couldn't bring myself to name her a name I can't actually pronounce. So since I agree with my best friend and I think life should come with background music, we named her Sheila, as in Oh Sheila by Ready For The World.