Confession time: blogging has been the last thing on my mind lately! I’m sorry to say that but it is true. Work continues to be steady with me working a mix of days and evenings. When I work days I don’t have time to/feel like sitting down for a good chunk of time to write after I’m done working. I have dinner to make, laundry to do and a husband to spend time with. And when I work evenings I have more housework to do during the day before I go for my shift. I don’t blog on weekends because I’m either working or spending the day with David since he does not work weekends. I wanted to apologize to any new readers wondering why I’m not posting frequently…now you know why. There are some things in the works that should afford me more blogging time in the future so please hang in there!
And now for the regularly scheduled blog post: Thankful Thursday. Each week I (try to) post a list of things I’m thankful for. Sometimes the melodramatic teenager I used to be emerges and I think life is sooooo not fair, everything sucks and I’m the only one who has bad days. This list is a necessary task for me to do to hush the negativity and dwell on the positive.
- I’m thankful I have had visits from 2 different friends in the past week. I have missed spending time with girlfriends and having conversations with people who are at the same place in life as me (I work with high school students and middle aged women).
- Tomorrow I am working a full 8 hour shift, which doesn’t seem like a big deal but it is when all the other shifts offered are 5 hours. We are getting a new point system at the grocery store and I volunteered to be the person helping people fill out applications. I wasn’t expecting more hours, but I am not complaining! So this week I’ll be working my regular 24 hours, plus an extra 3!
- David and I are taking steps to make our current church our home. We had been attending sporadically for over a year and recently had the tithing discussion (tithing is giving 10% of your income to your church for ministries, missionaries, etc). We decided we had been attending long enough to feel like we should be tithing and we knew we wanted to stay at this church long term. I also started volunteering with the youth group, which will be an interesting adventure.
- We recently found out our driveway has a drain that runs under the gravel, across the yard and into a culvert. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is when your driveway is the lowest point on the whole property! The driveway floods in spring and then turns to ice when the temp dips below zero. It is very frustrating and has us on our toes all spring for fear that our garage/basement will flood too. A neighbor, who was friends with the original owners of our home, asked us if our drain was clogged since he saw us setting up a pump to divert the water. I told him we didn’t have a drain and he told me we did! So now we are waiting for the ground to thaw completely so we can dig to find and unclog it. Previously we had been planning to close off the garage and elevate our driveway by about 4-5 feet so it was higher than the road. Now we won’t have to!
What are you thankful for this week? Feel free to use #OWHThankfulThursday on Twitter to let me know.