September 1, 2016

Back-to-School Thankfulness

I'm running late at posting my list of things I am thankful for. This week saw the schools back in session and for me that means I am back to work.  I took on an extra run that requires just a bit of running between the morning and afternoon runs. Nothing major, but it does break up the time during the day so that I am only home for about 45 minutes with the bus then zip across the highway to pick up students at the vo-tech school and run them back to school.  From there I take the bus back to the garage and come home for about 2 hours.

So, now that I'm here, let's get on with giving thanks!  A special thanks to my bloggy friend, Rebecca Jo @ Knit by God's Hand for hosting every week.

This week I am thankful...

* for a mostly uneventful first week of school. The mix of kids on the bus has been shaken up just enough to change the dynamics during each run and I like it!

* that our daughter is no longer working nights for the cleaning company.  She really, really needs a job, but NOT that one.  I hated the idea of her working alone in those businesses at night.

* the season of all things Pumpkin Spice is upon us!  Yes, I am one of those people.

* we are finally starting to make some in-roads into the cause(s) of my husband's chronic pain and other health issues. He has cysts on both kidneys, high cholesterol, sleep issues, and the biggie....on a scale of mild/moderate/severe damage, both of is hips are moderate-severe.  The doctor says he will probably need to have both of them replaced within the next 5 years.  It's not great news, but at least we know it isn't something awful like cancer.

* for the upcoming 3-day weekend.

* that when our daughter's ob sent her to the emergency room yesterday because of shortness of breath, all they could find was mild anemia.

* for getting the baby shower invitations done and in the mail and for continued communication with the other grandma.  It would be nice to have a good relationship with them.  I get that they aren't very comfortable in social situations, but a little is better than bad feelings and miscommunication all around.

* for all of you, of course!

Enjoy the rest of your week
and have a safe and happy
Labor Day weekend with
family and friends!


  1. Thankful for you, too!! You do have some great things to be thankful for! Blessings in each thing noted.

  2. Yep - some is better than none. Hope the relationship just gets stronger the closer it gets to the babys arrival.

    I would hate working in offices at night. I HATEEEEE when I come in at 7am & its still dark out - but at least its not long before the sun rises. Scary.


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