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jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 9th Nov '09 10:30 PM

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

On Facebook, Lorri Nevil (who I really miss here at Sploofus) posted: "Every day this month until Thanksgiving, think of 1 thing that you are thankful for" and post it.

I thought that was a great idea?

What are you grateful for this year?

I am grateful that my daughter-in-law's surgery in September was successful and she got to ride her horse again yesterday. I'm also grateful that my son's surgery this past Friday went well and he is not in much pain from it.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Mon, 9th Nov '09 11:00 PM

My husband has melanoma. He has had it since 1999. He has benign and precancerous growths removed from his arms, neck, back and head often. He had a particularly alarming growth removed from his back that we just found out is not melanoma but squamous cell and precancerous. A sigh of relief for us! He's had two lung operations that were melanoma in the last ten years as well. The oncologist is our best friend as are the tests that are done three times a year to make sure new growths haven't started.

Stay out of the sun, my friends. Should you bask in its warmth, wear sunblock-not 15, not 30. Start with 50 and go up from there. Reapply it as directed. And for crying out loud, don't "start" on your tan using a tanning bed! It's a death machine.
Look for titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in the ingredients. They are pure and block the sun well.

So, yes, I'm thankful. I hope to spend many more years with the light of my life. Hope you're not finding me too corny tonight...

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Mon, 9th Nov '09 11:18 PM

"So, yes, I'm thankful. I hope to spend many more years with the light of my life. Hope you're not finding me too corny tonight..." Maureen

What's not to love about your statement Maureen. No corny that I can see. I wish many, many more wonderful years together for the two of you.

And thanks for the reminder to everyone about the sun and the use of sunblock.



uturntama
Uturntama  (Level: 51.0 - Posts: 179)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 12:13 AM

1) I am thankful that I have God as my rock and for my eternal life....such comfort in that.
2) I am almost 3 years sober December 30, 2009.......a miracle in itself.
3) That I still have my parents ages 88 and 87....Dad and Mother respectively.
4) That I am employed and able to help others.
5) That FLAUR is still with us after many setbacks due to cancer and her great sense of humor.
7) For my two sisters.
8) Freedom of religion and the ability to pray.
9) Thankful for this thread......I like it Jan.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 12:34 AM

thanks for posting this, Jan. I had asked Lorri on Facebook if she was still a member to do so, but this works great.

Uturntama, I thought you were going all out - and then I realized that you were making one item for each day so far this month. I don't know if I can come with 9 tonight or not - but I'll try and then I'll be caught up.

I am thankful for:

1. God
2. My family
3. My church family
4. My pets
5. A good vehicle
6. A comfortable old home
7. New storm doors on my house
8. A fairly new furnace.
9. Good neighbors

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4192)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 1:48 AM

I'm thankful for:

1. My family. (I include my cats as part of my family).
2. My friends, near and far.
3. All the neat flora and fauna on Earth
4. My health
5. Humor, laughter
6. Music, art, dance
7. All the wonderful stories my mom told
8. Learning new things every day
9. People who dedicate themselves to helping others
10. Puzzles and people who create them

-- Geri

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 2:10 AM

My family

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 661)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 5:50 AM

Being alive.

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 6:43 AM

i'm thankful for:
1-- being back in Tennessee, near family and friends.
2-- my healthy grandchildren
3-- that my son and daughter-in-law are finally pregnant after all these many months of going to a fertility specialist.
4-- for my mother's good health and that tests show she is cancer free.
5-- for my family
6-- the wonderful friends i made in 1969 when i first moved to Tennessee. i haven't seen those classmates in years but 4 of them have come to see me when they heard i was in the nursing home.
7-- for the wonderful friends i've made over the internet.
8-- the good nursing care i'm getting
9-- living in America.
10-- my physical therapy. i sat on the bedside for 13 minutes yesterday.


1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 6:56 AM

If we are just doing 1 a day, I will start off with the fact that I am thankful for all five of my grandchildren and the one that is on the way due to be born in May.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 7:16 AM

I admit it didn't cross my mind to cover the previous days of November. I covered 1 and 2 already.

3. I'm thankful Mrs. Coopman finally had all of her surgery stitches removed last week and the lady who hates to stay still went camping with her family this past weekend
4. I'm thankful that my grandson is so healthy and so smart
5. I'm grateful I got to spend several hours with my grandson Sunday
6. I'm grateful my students at both schools worked so hard on practicing music for our winter concert while with their sub last week
7. I'm grateful that even though I've been driving 3 hours a day in horrible traffic for 15 months now, I haven't had any wrecks - though I expected to.
8. I'm grateful that a gentleman in my former church who had tremendous trouble for years with his leg after numerous surgeries now has a new leg and is on his way home


felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 7:49 AM

I am most grateful for my God, my Family, my Country and my Health. I am just regular grateful for my Wife.

seniorrita
Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 9:03 AM

I am thankful for my many memories and the ability to make new ones. Life is so short, be grateful and enjoy.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 9:26 AM

I am grateful that they moved the political threads to TT.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 9:29 AM

Seriously I am grateful for my wife and family (including Big Dawg) and what's left of my health.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 10:12 AM

This morning, I am thankful that I have a boss who allows me enough flexibility to go to the gym every morning and get to work an hour and a half late.

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 10:19 AM

I am thankful for....

1.God
2.My family
3.Life
4.Good friends
5.And the good report on my Angiogram,that I had a few weeks ago.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5488)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 10:29 AM

I am thankful for:
1. My family
2. My friends here at Sploofus
3. My health (such as it is espically my hearling loss)
4. Having the kind of parents I had growing up
5. Living in America
6. All Veterans!
7. The music in my life.
8. Rainbows
9. A roof over my head and food to eat.
10. and last but not least Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. Without him I don't know where I would be!
Vickie

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 11:01 AM

No. 10 - I'm thankful for Sploofus and the friends I've made here.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 3:30 PM

I am thankful for:
1. God
2. Jimmy, my son
3. Danny, my son
4. The few moments I got with my George Donald, my son in Heaven
5. Logan, my grand son
6. Isabelle, my grand daughter
7.Tony, my lifetime fiance LOL
8. The 27 years I got with my mom and dad
9. My sister, Karen
10. My house
11. Jimmy's house
12. Danny's house
13. My new car that I bought so I can fit in it with my cast that Danny will have next week (I miss my smaller car)
14. At least one more Christmas with my family
15.All my friends on Sploofus
16.Believe it or not, Justin for creating Sploofus (Let's just hope Sploofus is not ending soon)
17. My russion blue kitty, Buttons (I'd better be thankful for her. Danny paid $600.00 for her)
18. My dog, Bobby
19. My computer
20. My lap top
21. I'm still alive

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 6:39 PM

I'll do one for each day this month so far, too. Great idea for a thread!

1. My husband
2. My daughter
3. My future son-in-law
4. My mom, dad and stepdad and the time we had my two dads
5. My brothers and sisters-in-law
6. My nieces and nephews and great-nephews
7. My friends, including my Sploofus buddies
8. My church family
9. My health
10. Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior

virtus
Virtus  (Level: 161.9 - Posts: 2459)
Tue, 10th Nov '09 8:49 PM

My faith in God
My husband and his family
Our family, including three daughters and three son-in-laws and four grandchildren
My pets both past and present
A wonderful childhood with a large extended family
My friends, including Sploofus friends
A fulfilling career as a teacher and counselor
Memories
My health, even though it isn't great, I am grateful for what I have


redsox9
Redsox9  (Level: 154.6 - Posts: 1290)
Wed, 11th Nov '09 1:10 PM

You lnow I feel like an idiot when little things like when the computer freezes up or I know i got to drive in the LA traffic, or when a check doesn't come on time, or when the Sox lose, and then I see people in a wheelchair, or have lost a limb, I don't realize how good I have it. I have my health, my family, a roof over my head, have been to almost every major city in this great country, and have some really great froends on this network. There is always someone else who has it worse than me. Love to all of you, Craig

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Wed, 11th Nov '09 2:54 PM

No. 11 - thankful for those who are and have been willing to serve to keep us safe, whether it be military, law enforcement or firefighters, etc.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 11th Nov '09 4:30 PM

11. I'm thankful for the men and women who serve our country and make us the land of the free and the home of the brave.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Wed, 11th Nov '09 5:41 PM

I'm thankful to the staff at the lab for being so supportive during apheresis.
Blood is taken out of my right arm, goes through a machine to separate the peripheral blood forming cells for my transplant, then the remaining blood goes in my left arm.
The staff has been so wonderful and very cheerful, too It's nice to be with people that like their job and aren't 'put out" that they have to do this for me.
I even get a sticker that says "Good Girl"! I have 3 so far and they will be in my "memories" library of albums.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 11th Nov '09 8:29 PM

Hahaha - Laurie! I'm almost grateful that the lab people who handled me last time I did a pheresis told me never to come back!

But for #11, I, too, am so very grateful for the decades of military personnel who left the comforts and security of home and family to step out and put their lives on the line because of that love for family and country, just to protect America and Americans, to keep us safe - every year, every day.

And not only protecting America, but protecting those in other countries, helping keep them safe, rebuilding schools and hospitals.

Their sacrifice is a gift I've done nothing to deserve, but I surely do appreciate it with all my heart.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 12th Nov '09 7:24 AM

Day 12. More than ever, I am so grateful for my job which allows me to have a home and necessities and to meet and get to know such great people, both young and not so young.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 12th Nov '09 2:45 PM

12. I'm thankful for beautiful days like today (65 degrees and sunny) to enjoy running a few errands with hubby.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Thu, 12th Nov '09 5:01 PM

I am thankful for my family, my job, my health, and all my friends on sploofus. I am also grateful to live in a country where we have freedom to pursue happiness.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Thu, 12th Nov '09 7:12 PM

Today I am a bit more thankful than usual for my cozy bed. It hasn't been one of my better days and my bed has been my best friend for today.
Hopefully, tomorrow my computer will be back to being my best friend
Going back to today's best friend. Happy Thursday to you all.

Tresayre
Tresayre  (Level: 81.6 - Posts: 362)
Thu, 12th Nov '09 8:36 PM

I'm thankful for my good friends and...
I'm thankful that I have a brain and can still use it!

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Fri, 13th Nov '09 1:15 AM

Day 12: I'm thankful for my new front door and storm doors that will keep out the cold air.

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 110.8 - Posts: 1736)
Fri, 13th Nov '09 2:29 AM

im thankful for every new day
for the birth of my children whom i love dearly
for my brothers and sisters
for the years i spent with my husband i would do it al again(miss youx)
my parents (miss you 2 x)
my friends who keep me sane (lol)
to Justin for without him i wouldnt have met so meny wonderful people
for all the people ive had in my life however briefly because you have made me who i am

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Fri, 13th Nov '09 3:38 PM

13. Today I am especially thankful for Sucrets and DayQuil. +0(

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 13th Nov '09 3:42 PM

Day 13. I am so deeply grateful that a good Christian businessman bought my parents' house (and I still can't think of it as "my" house since I inherited it) in Amarillo without having to go through a real estate agent so that I could move back to the Dallas/Fort Worth area that I love, so I could be closer to my miracle grandson!

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Fri, 13th Nov '09 5:56 PM

Today I'm thankful to have eaten and hold it down.
I'm also thankful that I don't have to go anywhere this weekend.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Fri, 13th Nov '09 6:05 PM

I am thankful that I have become friends with Laurie. I sincerely do not understand how she is always so positive, happy and brings such happiness to others. You rock, dear lady.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 13th Nov '09 6:07 PM

I second Marsha's sentiments.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Fri, 13th Nov '09 6:08 PM

Day 13, I am thankful for the Prayer Partners project at church, where I am given the privilege of praying for people locally and around the world. I leave my prayer time renewed.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 13th Nov '09 6:21 PM

I love what C.S. Lewis said about prayer:

"Prayer doesn't change God. It changes me."

Prayer can't change God - it is already the Father's will to save, to cleanse, to heal, to solve problems, and to restore us to full fellowship with Him.

I believe our prayers invite and release God to do His will, to use His power to heal and to solve problems and to draw us to His heart. No matter how much WE desire those things for others and for ourselves, our desire is but a shadow of God's will to provide all we need.

So, I'll go a day ahead of schedule and make that my Day #14 expression of thanks. I am so grateful for God's salvation, love, protection and provision every single day of my life. I'm so grateful God is more than just Creator, but also is a loving and generous Father.

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 110.8 - Posts: 1736)
Sat, 14th Nov '09 4:57 AM

im thankful for all my friends for without them i would be a lonely person in the evenings
laurie you rock as my grandkids say xx

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Sat, 14th Nov '09 8:20 AM

I am thankful I am getting 40 hrs on my paycheck next week, which I will probably spend on family for Christmas!!!! Oh come all ye faithful, all of you impoverished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Come on Black Friday. Tis the season, but remember the reason!!!!

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Sat, 14th Nov '09 12:17 PM

14. I'm thankful that Laurie is my friend and that she's still kicking and smiling despite all she's gone through and what is still to come. She is an inspiration to me.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Sat, 14th Nov '09 2:19 PM

AWWWWWWWWWW I'm especially thankful now that I have read some of your posts. What in the world would I do with out my sploofus friends? It's not like I can go out bowling, skating, etc. anymore. I have a much better time with all of you than I ever did doing those things. You all inspire me to be happy because you are such wonderful people, how can one not be happy to know all of you? I'm no one special, just a goof ball that happens to love having fun, making others smile, and especially laugh at myself for some of the goofy things I do sometimes, such as going to get my hair done a week earlier than my appointment on the 18th. I went on the 11th! My hair dresser was surprised to see me, but luckily someone canceled and she did my hair! LOL

I'm also thankful that my bed is no longer my best friend for the entire day, as I feel much better.

Another thing I am very thankful for is that one of my friends was feeling very down about things. I talked with her for over two hours on the phone, the last 45 minutes or so laughing with her. She needed a shoulder to cry on but all I could give her was a phone call. She is feeling much better now.

summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Sat, 14th Nov '09 3:42 PM

"A Reason A Season and A Lifetime" © author unknown.


People always come into you life for a REASON, a SEASON and/or a LIFETIME. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally,
or even spiritually. They may seem like a Godsend to you, and maybe they are, but they are there for a reason. You need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die...sometimes they just walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They may bring
you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season. And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, the season eventually ends.

LIFETIME relationships teach you a lifetime of lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. Thank you for being part of my life....
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am thankful for everyone who has been in my life, for a reason, a season and in my lifetime.






salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 12:34 AM

Day 14 - I am thankful for a dependable vehicle that provides me transportation.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 12:52 AM

That reminded me of a good choice for my Day 15.

I'm very, very grateful to discover a fuel injector cleaner by Lucas that twice has worked magic in my car. Twice, my "check engine soon" light has come on and stayed on for several days, making me very nervous and wondering how to pay for fixing it. The diagnostic test is almost $100 alone, and whatever needs repaired is above that.

But both times, after adding this Lucas stuff, the light went off within minutes. It's like a miracle in a bottle. (And when you drive 3 hours a day to and from work, it's not like you can hop a bus to get to work. Plus, there's a lot of country between school and me where being stranded would be a nightmare.)

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 10:11 AM

Day 15 - I'm thankful I am able to attend the church of my choice today and worship as I wish.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 5:42 PM

I'm thanksful that my grand son, Logan is okay after falling down the stairs last night.
I'm also thankful for finding gates that require a key to open. Logan won't be able to unlock these gates!

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 11:02 PM

1. That i am clean and sober. Without that i have nothing.
2. Michelle and Rebecca. My daughters and best friends.
3. That i can think for myself, and that i don't need news anchormen... or an imaginary friend... to do it for me.
4. That my failing health is failing quite slowly.
5. That i have never allowed myself to be put into a situation where i have to kill somebody because he's carrying the "wrong" flag.
6. The NHS, my life savers.
7 The BBC. The best news and TV / radio programmes that i could ask for.
8. Knowing that, when life gets too hard, beautiful Broadstairs is just a short train trip away.
9. Sport. A great distraction from the real world.
10. My music.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 11:49 PM

Summertime true that girlfriend. Love Steph I might add to be thankful for the intuition to know the difference when it happens. The gift that just another friendship or lover can bring to your life.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 11:50 PM

Dave may your health continue to fail ever so slowly. Did that sound right! LOL!

buchanan
Buchanan  (Level: 81.3 - Posts: 339)
Mon, 16th Nov '09 12:08 AM

I am sooooooooo thankful for my family,my friends on sploofus present and to come,(Ijust added one),God,esp.my grandchildren. buchanan

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Mon, 16th Nov '09 2:48 AM

I know what you meant Bobo, thanks.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Mon, 16th Nov '09 11:39 AM

15. I'm thankful that my hubby knows how to do carpentry stuff - makes fixing walls at Mom's so much faster and easier having someone around with the know-how.
16. I'm thankful for my 3 beautiful kitties. They always welcome us home - of course they might just be hungry.....

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Mon, 16th Nov '09 5:43 PM

Day 16 - I am thankful for friends who make life easier and happier.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 16th Nov '09 6:03 PM

Thanks on Day 16. I have lots of good friends, but I have two best friends I've had for decades. They've seen me through thick and thin and good and bad, and no matter what, they've both been there for me. One is my adult son, who is my very best friend since he became an adult. Second is Mary, whose sons grew up with my son and all 3 of them call both of us "Mom." My life is so much richer and more blessed and more beautiful and more fun because of both of them. Both of them are nothing short of miracles from God in my life.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Tue, 17th Nov '09 2:07 PM

I never thought in a million years that I would be thankful for pain medication. Yesterday and today, I'm thankful for something stronger than my Advil.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Tue, 17th Nov '09 3:54 PM

Day 17 - I'm thankful for my computer which puts me in touch with people near and far; they enrich my life a great deal.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Tue, 17th Nov '09 5:30 PM

I am thankful for my steel "girl" knees.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 17th Nov '09 9:01 PM

Day 17. I am grateful, and ever moreso as I communicate with Laurie, for being so spoiled with feeling physically painfree almost all the time. (Maybe that's why I break a fingernail and want pity! )

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 17th Nov '09 9:36 PM

17. I am thankful that in these economic times, I don't have a mortgage, but I still have a roof over my head.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Wed, 18th Nov '09 2:29 PM

Day 18 - I am thankful for the wide variety of good foods we have available year-round.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 18th Nov '09 8:45 PM

Day 18. I'm so grateful this school year is immeasurably better than last year, since I know the procedures and how to do the paperwork and the HS finally has me in the grading system online. I'm grateful for some really excited and competitive 6th grade beginners who are loving learning to play their orchestra instrument and are advancing so quickly!

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Wed, 18th Nov '09 9:43 PM

Today I am grateful that I finally got my cast off, even though I feel like I'm missing a leg now. LOL
I'm especially grateful to have made my son, a very happy man. I gave him the new Impala that I bought so my leg would fit to get around.
I missed my little Cavalier.
Danny turns 25 next week and I said Happy Birthday, Danny and gave him the keys with a nice gold key chain with Daniel engraved on it.
I think he likes the key chain more than the car! LOL

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Wed, 18th Nov '09 11:29 PM

What am i grateful for today ? Reminds me of a "song". Apologies to C. F. Alexander

All things dull and ugly,
all creatures short and squat.
All things rude and nasty,
the Lord God made the lot.

Each little snake that poisons,
each little wasp that stings.
He made their brutish venom,
he made their horrid wings.

All things sick and cancerous
All evil great and small.
All things foul and dangerous,
the Lord God made them all.

Each nasty little hornet,
each beastly little squid,
Who made the spiny urchin?
Who made the sharks? He did!!

All things scabbed and ulcerous,
all pox both great and small.
Putrid foul and gangrenous,
the Lord God made them all.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Wed, 18th Nov '09 11:31 PM

PS
Well done on getting the "crust" removed Laurie.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Thu, 19th Nov '09 12:17 AM

So, CC, I'm confused. Are you thankful for all those things you listed or are you grateful for the song itself????

You could be doubly grateful you didn't hear me singing it.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Thu, 19th Nov '09 5:32 AM

I found the song amusing, and i thought some others might. That is far as i delved into the psychological ramifications of posting it. No choir boys were damaged in my actions. Oh that all institutions could claim that eh ?

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 19th Nov '09 1:37 PM

18. I'm thankful for my car, a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix, that still runs like a dream and is pretty, too! Best car I've ever had (not that I've had many...)

19. I'm thankful that 2 of my 3 nieces get to come for Thanksgiving! Haven't seen them in a while.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Thu, 19th Nov '09 8:51 PM

I am thankful that the curbing is finally done on the sides of the driveway, complete with Logan's, Isabelle's and my handprints.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 19th Nov '09 9:16 PM

I am so grateful that starting tomorrow afternoon, I have nine days to catch up on school stuff, and more important, to catch up on house cleaning and yard work without pressure!

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Fri, 20th Nov '09 12:50 AM

Day 19 - I'm grateful for cable/Internet service 'cause when it isn't working, I get really frustrated!

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Fri, 20th Nov '09 1:45 AM

Going to a funeral today, glad it's not mine.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Fri, 20th Nov '09 11:39 AM

20. I'm thankful for sunshine and 61 degrees in the middle of November.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 20th Nov '09 11:58 AM

I am grateful that I made it through the last 18 months without murdering anyone.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Fri, 20th Nov '09 7:37 PM

Today I am thankful that it didn't take much time at all, for the hospital that caused my bacteremia to offer an acceptable settlement.
These cases usually take forever, so I'll have to say, Thank God, it's over.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 20th Nov '09 7:42 PM

Day 20. A day of mixed sadness and thankfulness for my family. Today my son found out his beloved Rottweiler, Bull (who was named tough but was really just a big, sweet baby) had cancer. Today, he had to put him down because of his pain and age. My son knew this day was coming and he knew that the family would know when it was time. My DIL is a vet tech, and she suspected the final problem.

But my and my son's thankfulness is for the 11 years of fun and happy life Bull experienced with this family. He had been abandoned before my son rescued him 11 years ago, and they were the best of friends. Bull had an extremely happy dog life on the ranch because of my very gentle giant son. (And he's not just a giant because of his height.)

My favorite Bull story is from the time my son was being discharged from the Marines. He brought Bull and stayed at my house for a couple of days while attending to business locally. While my son had to leave for awhile, he put Bull in the bedroom since Bull didn't know me well yet.

I was in the livingroom and suddenly heard a horribly loud POP!!!

I immediately thought I knew what had happened, but I had to open the bedroom door to make sure Bull was ok.

Sure enough - I saw the most puzzled look on a dog's face I'd ever seen. There was Bull, standing up in the middle of the bed - a waterbed! It was the most priceless moment. (Where's a camera when you need one fast?)

I'll never forget the look on that dog's face. It was worth the price of the waterbed mattress - it was literally a "fall in the floor laughing" moment.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Sat, 21st Nov '09 7:10 PM

I have no clue why we lost power a few minutes ago but I am ever so thankful I bought a gas powered generator. Plus I'm thankful that I was smart enough to get 3- 5 gallon gan cans filled when I bought the generator. LOL

I'm thankful that I can see my grand babies anytime I want now that they live within a 2 minute drive.
Danny, Peggy, Logan and Tony are grateful for the generator too. They are all watching The Wizard of Oz for the 50th time, while Isabelle is sitting here next to me in her swing.
What more can I ever ask for?

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 21st Nov '09 7:56 PM

Oh oh oh. Day #21. I am so grateful for this glorious day. Family came over and grandson had his arms open wide, yelling Gramma's house! Apparently he was really glad to see my house! (haha - jk). He discovered my deck - we all realized it will be his fort someday. He insisted on a broom to sweep away leaves!

There's not much freakier than a 23 month old who speaks in full sentences.

My cup truly runneth over on this 21st day of gratitude expressed.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Sat, 21st Nov '09 8:14 PM

Day 20 - I am grateful for this thread where we are sharing what is important to us. Thank you for starting it, Jank.

Day 21 - I am thankful for humor, the ability to laugh. Thanks to CC and Smaug for their posts, which gave me a good laugh, even though I'm not sure Smaug's was intended to be funny. I'm thankful CC it wasn't your funeral too, and Smaug, I'm glad you didn't carry out what was surely in your mind at times.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Sat, 21st Nov '09 8:36 PM

I am thankful for my daughters who I went to see "New Moon" with it was a true family affair

mickeym
Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Sat, 21st Nov '09 9:09 PM

I'm thankful for another year with a clean breast MRI, and for a hubby who never worries about anything!

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:10 PM

Today I am thankful that in 14 years of having my dog, I have not had to suffer the guilt or pain with him turning up missing.
I am also thankful that my cat is affraid to so much as step out the door. It does break my heart though when I have to take her out for her yearly shots.
Poor Buttons.

artcr1715
Artcr1715  (Level: 100.1 - Posts: 165)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:40 PM

I am thankful that I have a job i like, and got a raise recently.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 9:19 PM

Day #22. I am so grateful for the ability to send notes/letters immediately on the internet, rather than 3-plus days in the mail. I'm grateful for chat and IMs so communication is instantaneous. I'm grateful my best friend and I found online Rummikubs, a game she taught me how to play years ago, which we only got to play twice a year when we visited across the miles. Now, we can play every day if we choose! How amazing is the internet!

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Mon, 23rd Nov '09 7:52 PM

Today I am thankful to have called a friend that made me laugh for hours. The chatting to a voice was also nice, even though she forgot about the eggs boiling on the stove. I wish I could have gone to her house to help her clean up the exploded egg mess. With the exception of that, I think we both hand a grand afternoon.
Thank you, my friend. xoxoxo

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 23rd Nov '09 9:18 PM

Day 23:

I'm blown away by the kindness of my neighbor across the street. He LOVES to mow and his place is gorgeous. He very graciously, without even telling me, mowed my empty lot! (I think he had noticed that I had been hobbling a bit since twisting my knee moving instruments for a concert).

I'm very grateful to live in a state with such kind and giving, yet ruggedly independent, people.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Tue, 24th Nov '09 9:05 PM

Today I am especially thankful that I can rest anytime I want, without having to worry about working, finances, or doing all the things that raising kids require. I'm thankful my kids are grown and successful. I am especially thankful they are grown to give me my grand babies that come and lye down with me to cuddle.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 24th Nov '09 9:27 PM

I'm so grateful for the invention of E-cards. With just a little searching around, it's so easy to brighten someone's day with a card within minutes while sipping coffee from home. It's always so sweet to receive a card from someone, just letting you know they're thinking of you.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 24th Nov '09 11:27 PM

Oops! I've missed a few. I'll catch up...

21. I'm thankful for my "office" that I got to create from my daughter's bedroom after she moved. It is so nice to have my own space!!
22. I'm thankful that after 14 1/2 years of marriage, hubby and I are still crazy about one another.
23. I'm thankful for Sploofus. This place has been my sanctuary for 2 years now and I would be lost without it.
24. I'm especially thankful that my daughter and future son-in-law are coming home in December and will be here for a month!!!!!

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Wed, 25th Nov '09 11:05 AM

I've gotten behind too...

22. I'm grateful for a friend who takes my dogs out for a run every morning.

23. I'm grateful for an Internet friend who called to brighten my day - but I'll be even more grateful if next time she calls she asks if I have anything cooking on the stove!!

24. I'm grateful to live in a community small enough to be friendly but large enough to have good shopping, cultural events and stores open 24-hours (never know when the urge to shop will hit!)

25. I'm grateful for the nice weather we've enjoyed in November; October was a surprise with our yearly snowfall coming in one month, but November has been very pleasant.

uturntama
Uturntama  (Level: 51.0 - Posts: 179)
Wed, 25th Nov '09 11:47 AM

I am thankful today for Sploofus and the creator of this site Justin.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 25th Nov '09 12:08 PM

Day 25: I am so deeply grateful that God introduced Himself to me decades ago, and continues to do so every day. I'm so grateful God made me His child and gives me all I need to live, decade after decade. I'm so grateful tomorrow we have a day set aside to be grateful, in any way we choose, to all those we owe debts of gratitude.

And I'm most grateful to have the most wonderful One to give my thanks.

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 158.7 - Posts: 667)
Wed, 25th Nov '09 12:22 PM

This week marks many milestones, and for these I am thankful.

35 years since being set free and becoming a child of God through the blood of Yeshua.

My wife and I are celebrating our silver anniversary of marriage December 1 st.

November 28th marks 30 years of military service to this great country (CANADA)

Montreal Alouettes are in the Grey Cup. They are 1-5 the last 6 times this decade but on any given Sunday...

Everyone have a great Thanksgiving.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Wed, 25th Nov '09 6:40 PM

I'm extremely grateful to be alive to celebrate another Thanksgiving.
I'm ever so grateful for all my Sploofus friends who continue to pray for me and to make me laugh and smile.
I don't think I could do all this without all of you.

Thank you my dear friends and have the best Thanksgiving you've ever had. You all deserve it.
You will be in my blessing at the table tomorrow.


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