Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 42 of 2014 a recap

Today is October 18th

Yes it is Saturday again. Since starting my Thankfulness Thursday I have been challenged and that is a good thing. The Lord laid it upon my heart to post Thankfulness Thursday because he knew that I would struggle this year with being thankful. Since starting my Bible Study on Thursdays that is making it harder to post on time too. Today I am thankful that I have stayed the course and continued to post something every week. Here is a recap of the last 41 weeks.

1-Today I am thankful for the perseverance of my hubby in asking for a wife and being specific enough to write down little details that he wanted in his wife. I am thankful that the Lord provided for both my hubby and me to be "the one" for each other. I am thankful that after 26 years I still enjoy being with him and look forward to the next 26 years together.

2-Today I am thankful for nail polish remover with and without acetone, children back in school and the patience to get though this past week.

3-Today I am thankful for another day that the Lord has given me.

Today I am thankful that it is a nice sunny warm day in our Southwest desert home.

Today I am thankful that I have a great family that loves me.

Today I am thankful that I have a nice home to live in.

Today I am thankful that I have an abundance of clothing to wear.

Today I am thankful that I have an abundance of food in my pantry, freezer and fridge.

Today I am thankful for the work that the Lord has given me in raising boys.

Today I am thankful for this "living in the middle" that will continue for many years.

4-This week I am thankful that we had some family time on Monday. I am thankful that my youngest apologized for his melt down and I was pleasantly surprised by that. I am thankful that we were finally able to get our youngest a bass guitar. I am thankful that the dentist was available last Friday for the hubby's crown replacement. I am thankful that I have sister lunch this Saturday. I am thankful that although my oldest is now sick he listens and does what I ask to get better.

5-I am so thankful I was already awake and that my bedroom is at the back of the house away from this noise.

I am also thankful for ibuprofen 400 to 600 mg every 4 hours that has kept the pain bearable.

I am also thankful that this is the first time in 9 years that I have been this sick.

6- I am so thankful for my church family.

7-Here are some of the things I am thankful for this week. Tomorrow is Willy Wonka day at our house. The kids have a 4 day weekend. My MIL is finally able to stay with us since we are somewhat better. Not one of us has had to go to the hospital for our illness. There is still food in the pantry and money in the bank. Tuesday will be a day off for me - MIL back at sis in law's, kids in school, hubby at work.

8-If you are reading this I am thankful for you.

9-I am thankful to be married to my drummer of a husband and especially thankful that he chose a regular job instead of a life on the road as a drummer.

10-Today I am thankful that God does supply all my needs. He knows what is best for me and my family.

11-Thankful today for what lies ahead.

12-Today I am thankful that my MIL has hearing aids.

13-Today I am thankful for the closeness of family.

14-Today I am thankful for the sunshine.

15-Today I am thankful that we have stayed the course and made the other person more important than ourselves at times.

16-Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives;
the one who seeks finds;
and to the one who knocks,
the door will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8
Matthew 7:7 has been my favorite verse for a while now.
God wants us to seek Him.
He wants us to ask Him.
He wants us to knock at His heart. 

17-Today I am thankful for my sweet friend Camille at Flowers in His Garden.

18-Today I am thankful that my parents gave me the name that they did.

19-I am thankful for our brothers.

20-Today I am thankful for my youngest son and for the wonderful process of childbirth that I had.

21-Today I am thankful that my youngest is okay after fracturing his right clavicle yesterday afternoon

22-Today I am thankful that after 25 years of marriage we have not bought a couch.

23-It is my hubby's birthday so you can guess what I am thankful for today. Yep my hubby

24-Today I am thankful that my hubby has had the last week off

25-Thank you Lord for my good friend Janelle. 


26-Thank you Lord for helping workers to show children your love.

27-Today I am thankful for the religious freedoms we have in the United States.

28-Today I am thankful for strong and healthy teeth.

29-Today I am thankful for the city that I live in and here is a link about some of the facts about it.

30-Today I am thankful for my mom.

31-I am thankful that there will be dessert there.

32-Today I am thankful that tonight is our monthly sister's get together.

33-Today I am thankful for the influence that Georgia Lou had on all of our lives.

34-Thank you Lord for the rain and the rainbow.

35-Today I am thankful for the opportunity that music provides for our children and for the way that music increases learning. I am also thankful for the wonderful cool (to us) summer we've had.

36-Today I am thankful that the hubby has a job.

37-Today I am thankful for our God who is in control.

38-Today I am thankful for a new (to me) Bible Study that I am attending with my sis-in-law.

39-Today I am thankful for the cooler morning.

40-Today I am thankful for a successful first sleepover for my 11 year old.

I am also thankful for this post from another blog that I read.

41-Today I am thankful for Levothyroxine.

Only 10 more weeks in the year. The Lord is prompting me with a new challenge. One that will stretch me.

Have a good week.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 41 of 2014

Today is October 9th.

Today I am thankful for Levothyroxine.

Several years ago I had routine blood work done and found out that my thyroid level was low (hypothyroidism). I had no symptoms. My doctor started me on Synthroid. I started at a normal (to most people) dose. After a few days I was aching all over and just wanted to stay in bed. I went back to my doctor to discuss my symptoms and he changed the medication to levothyroxine. I still had aches he then referred me to an endocrinologist. I was not aware of any history of thyroid disease in my family other than my mother's first cousin and her daughter. The endocrinologist did an ultrasound and diagnosed Hashimoto's Disease. Your antibodies attack your thyroid and kill it off. Your thyroid produces more to counteract the antibodies but it is not enough. The endocrinologist started me on a low dose and gradually increased the dosage every 6 months. WOW the thyroid controls so many things. It is different for everyone. I have varying symptoms and I blame a lot of things on my thyroid. I struggled at first about the idea of being required to take a pill every day for the rest of my life. It was (I guess) a loss of control. I must awake and take this pill every morning with a full glass of water and then wait an hour before I can have anything else. I sometimes do not even get my morning cup of coffee because of the other things that need to get done. I am thankful for medicines that help to keep our bodies regulated.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 40 of 2014 - It's Saturday again.

Today is October the 4th.

Today I am thankful for a successful first sleepover for my 11 year old.

I am also thankful for this post from another blog that I read.

Have a great week.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 39 of 2014 OOPS! it is Saturday

Today is September 27th

Today I am thankful for the cooler morning. I opened the house this morning and let the cool air come in (free air conditioning). I am also thankful for the natural ways we have been fighting allergies and ailments. We have been using doTERRA essential oils since March and are learning as we go. If you would like more information about doTERRA or essential oils leave a comment or email me at livinginthemiddle@cox.net.

Have a great week.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 38 of 2014

Today is September 18th.

Today I am thankful for a new (to me) Bible Study that I am attending with my sis-in-law. It is on my favorite book of the Bible. Ruth. Here is the book we are working through:

The Girls Still Got it.


One of the other things I am thankful for today is it is our monthly sister dinner tonight. Woo Hoo!! Girl time.

Have a great week. Next week will be Fall hard to believe already.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 37 of 2014

Today is September 11th.

Today I am thankful for our God who is in control. As we remember what happened thirteen years ago on this day. I pray we also remember that God has a plan and He will prevail.


Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
 Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his feathers,

    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
 You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,

nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,

    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
 A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.

You will only observe with your eyes

    and see the punishment of the wicked.
 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you

    to guard you in all your ways;

they will lift you up in their hands,

    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread on the lion and the cobra;

    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 36 of 2014

Today is September 4th.

Today I am thankful that the hubby has a job. He told me yesterday that he would be trying to get another part-time job to help pay down debt and to help pay for our son wanting to be in indoor drumline. It is hard for me. I want him to be patient as we are slowly able to pay down debt. Our family wants the time with him.

At least he has a job as there are still others trying to recover from the recession STILL. It is hard.

God is good and we thank him for his provisions.