LOL, 2 hours later and there is not one grateful sack of potatoes here. Almost. It is just that everybody is so quick to jump on the negative stuff. I think as a society, we are way too warped in negativity. So I will have a go with what I am grateful for today (not in order):
I didn't get to bed until 4:30 AM, so I was REALLY grateful that Babs and the others let me sleep to noon.
Babs, Jenna, Karma, Odie, Lassie, Joy, Gretta, Milla, Ninja, Heidi, Hannah, Hepzibah, Dolly, and Bear.
I had some left over chicken glop to eat for lunch.
I have food in my fridge.
I had brought a Spaghetti Casserole that my older sister's girls and I made yesterday for their dinner, and our dinner today. I took it too my parents' last night and we had it for dinner today with my little sister and her two girls.
Dad, Mom, Lynn, Analisa, Elena, Lisa, Andrea, Gwen, Mark, Bob and Kathy, Erin, Brian and Joyce, Michael.
My mailbox was slaughtered by the plow. Someone on another forum explained how I could put rocks and sand in a bucket and stand it up temporarily -- this is working, mostly. Sometimes it lays down. So I stand it up again. Today it was down for the count, so I actually had a u-post, the ground was not too solid to drive it in, and I had some tie wraps to shore it up with. I was able to find the thing to slam the post in with. It is standing, Yay!
My car that I drove here in, I got the hubs fixed again.
I still have propane in my tank, and ordered another 225 gallons to get through the rest of the cold yuck.
My water hose worked this morning!!!! This is awesome because all those in my first grateful thing need to have a bucket of water available, and when the hose is frozen, I have to carry buckets into the back door, which I have to tie shut with a bungee cord, and then go through the baby gate into my real back door, and then through my bedroom into the bathtub and into my tub to fill the bucket with hot water, that I can then pour in their frozen buckets to liberate the ice cube in their buckets before filling them with fresh water. This takes a goodly amount of time and is particularly painful when your ankle has been twisted and you are trying not to go down in the piles of snow and ice in zero degree temperatures.
It was 52 degrees today!!!
My kitchen, dining room and living room are cleaned. This week's chores include the lower half of the house, and maybe my study. I am really grateful to have a house in the country, and even more grateful after cleaning. In the middle of cleaning and before cleaning, the gratefulness is tougher.
I have less money now than any time in my history, and less debt. But, I am also happier. I think that I could bring off winning the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes without losing this though -- sure would like to try.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC