Monday, July 28, 2008

These Are Some Of My Favorite Things . . .

When I went back and re-read my last post, it was so depressing that even I was sick of reading it halfway through . . . so thanks so much for all the love and support you all have been sending me via email and cyber-blog-land. Sometimes the internet can be a magical and marvelous thing. . . as someone so supportively pointed out to me in an email last week. It can also be a big scary wasteland for weirdos as another friend pointed out last week as well. Luckily for me, so far I've only had to deal with the former. Yeah!

Due to all the positive energy, well wishes, and prayers all have sent my way. I am in high spirits today. Mom is still not well, but we already knew that and I'm buckled in tight for my long bumpy ride.

On the other hand, my back is much better and I am actually walking around now, slowly, but unassisted, and I've been making trips to the potty all by myself like the big girl I just know I am, LOL. This is such a relief to poor overworked Mom #2. I think I'm going to try to make a few crock-pot meals this week as standing for extended periods of time is not quite yet in my repertoire, but sitting on my butt all day is not quite how I would like to spend it either.

Oh, and in celebration of my new high spirits . . . as promised by the title of this post . . . here are some of my favorite things that have happened to me in the last week. I think Mother Nature is back in my corner!

A fabulous care package from my most thoughtful Mother-in-Law.

We don't tippie toe around the truth here. Good classic literature is for school, gossipy smut is for leisure ;-).

Is it very telling of who I am to let you all know that I was more excited about the plastic storage container than all the loot inside of it?

A teenage son who loves his Moms and isn't embarrassed to be seen with us in public.

A Baby Doggy who will give up his entire afternoon to make sure nothing happens to the brand new Grand-baby, even though deep down he's extremely jealous of her very presence.

A rainbow that shows up right here after a hurricane hits about 300 miles away and scares all of Mom #2's family and gets them very very wet, but doesn't hurt them at all.

Don't forget to take a moment to catalog your own favorite things this week. Thanks again, and have a wonderful week !

Until Next Time . . .


kitten said...

I really hope you feel better soon. Thank you for all your kind words of support! If I find out what kind of plant it is, I sure will let you know. I'm not ussually good a planting, its my husband's talent. But this year I have been blessed.
Take real good care of yourself!!!!

Holly said...

Love that picture of baby boy. Glad to hear you are somewhat better.

It is good to reflect on the good things now and again. It's a good list.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom, but glad that this week is going better.

That picture of doggy & baby is too cute! She's getting big!

Michelle (foxvalley)

SabrinaT said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I love my crockpot..
I need to get working on my good things list now.
Read your magazines, and keep on resting. Soon enough you will be back on the wii.

kitten said...

I would like to invite you to my give away.

Jason said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better now. Thank God for these wonderful people.

Wendy Hawksley said...

1. They are doing an exercise. Wah. And he is now working 11 days in a row, but MAY get home early on the 11th day.

2. Yes. Let's be better about scrapbooking together. I wish we had scrap nights locally too. I miss grown-up conversation during the days, and it will be even worse while the husband is in Korea for the year.

I actually ran out of photo stickies yesterday, so I have to buy some more today. I'm nearly caught up! Until I get 2 rolls of film developed from the family reunion... Heh heh.

3. It is good to see you posting something so happy and positive!

Your mother - your family - are in my thoughts.

Heather said...

Here's somewhere to get lost for an hour or so while you're sitting on your butt:
Hope you can find something fabulous to not-really-cook until you're feeling better (or maybe later when you're feeling lazy LOL).

Anonymous said...

Going to the potty by yourself. Yay! So glad you are doing better.
I love the pics. Just what you needed. :)

Rebel said...

Love, Love, LOVE the pics! This post really lifted my spirits.

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