Due to the fog that encases my brain on occasion, I have stolen this idea from a librarian who dares to wear red pumps to work, http://pamperspective.blogspot.com. She's a wild one. The title of this post links to her original "Thankful Thursday. I can't seem to get my links active in my posts for some reason. Tanks, Pam!
In case you haven't noticed, and since you haven't been physically around to see me moping about, I've been having battling a batch o blues, and loosing. You wouldn't believe that someone with my sunny disposition would be battling da blues, but I have been, and it's really been a battle. Thanks to Ms. Pam, who's been battling not the blues, but some nasty bug, I now have a weapon to use in my battle. So, without further ado (what a cornball cliche' of a statement)...
Tankful Thankful Thursday:
1. The Tankful: Last year, Mr. Hurricane Ike paid a visit to Galveston, Texas, however, he couldn't resist stopping by our humble town before completing his trip. He was such a considerate, gracious, guest that he couldn't leave without returning our hospitality. So upon his departure of our region, and it was only a pit stop might I add, he left in his wake a tidal surge generous enough to share with five local communities. As a result of his oh-so-gracious gratitude, we are now what is considered homeless.
The Thankful: I am thankful for my parents who have generously opened their doors to us, yes, all seven of us, while we repair our storm battered home. It hasn't been easy (yes, it's true, you can never "really" go back home) on either party. We invade their (her) area, and they (she) invades ours. However, we would be lost without them, and I am so very grateful that in the midst of our troubles, they have welcomed us.
2. The Tankful: My second born daughter has struggled in school forever. She was able to start early due to delayed speech, and has maintained average to below average grades ever since, especially in the area of...Math. School has been, and still is, an enormous wart on her humanity. This is her first year in high school. Dun dun duuuuunnnnn (mystery scooby doo sound effects, in case you were wondering).
The Thankful: This has been one of the most incredible weeks in her high school career, and I, for one, am thankful. Beginning Saturday (yes, I'm counting Sat. as part of this week), the lovely Miss Cay was involved in drama rally, her first since making it into the Talented Drama program. Her school placed second. She didn't make All star Cast, which bummed her out a bit, but she was completely stoked. Secondly, she went to the Sadie Hawkins dance with a SUPER HOT COLLEGE GUY (okay, he's a friend that attends a local youth group with them, mother approved, good guy, and totally not a romantic interest), and all of her friends were dying to know where she got a hold of that guy. Needless to say, my attention loving daughter was totally loving it, and had a blast. Monday, at school, she is still basking in the admiration of her fellow students, when her drama teacher gives her the critique from Saturday's judges. They said her performance was incredible, and that the only reason she didn't make All star Cast was due to the length of her part. Too short (that will show that drama teacher...give her a bigger part huh?). BUT what I am most thankful for is the fact that Miss Cay MADE STRAIGHT A's ON EVERYTHING THIS SEMESTER! Can I get a Woo Hoo?
(aside: Miss Sephie, I love you, and even though you are not part of this post, I am thankful for every day I have with you (most of them anyway).
3. Final Tankful: Yes, as mentioned earlier, I've been rather downcast, downtrodden, down in da dumps, and drabby for a while now.
Final Thankful: I am thankful for having a husband who puts up with my moody moods. He does try to get to the bottom of my fits of dumpfulness, even though I'm not the most helpful when it comes to letting people know what's bothering me. I'm still not telling you what the problem was/is, and you can quit worrying if you did something to cause it (curiosity killed the cat you know), but I love you for wanting to fix it.
So, keeping with Pam's post, what are you thankful for?
(Pam should do a Mr. Linky for her Thursdays, huh...hint hint)