This week I am thankful...
** today is my day off. Things are pretty, um, "active" in the dementia unit these days. It is nice to have a break. Plus, it was really wonderful to sleep in this morning. I haven't been sleeping well since we've been keeping my mom's dog while she's on vacation. She's a bit of a bed hog and there is no moving her once she's picked her spot. Plus, my little diva isn't terribly fond of her so there is plenty of grumping and growling all night. Oh, and add that I'm also really thankful Mom and John are supposed to get home on Saturday so bye-bye to Lacey!
** that all of the winter storms that have rolled through have not amounted to much and if the forecasters can be believed, it looks like the 3 storms rolling across the country in the next few days will continue the trend.
** for Amazon Prime. We get so much stuff from Amazon now because it's so easy and convenient and with the Prime membership the shipping is free and usually within 2 days. Why go running around to a bunch of stores if you don't have to? Just this week we got the power bands for the ABDoer, a big CD case that will hold our whole collection, a smaller crock pot, and a sweet little utility cart for my craft/library room.
** that I am a journal keeper. I love being able to look back at what was going on x-number of years ago, but more than that, it's helpful to see how I handled things or what the Lord was saying to me. It's interesting to see what was tearing me apart emotionally (I've always vented and worked through things in my journals rather than saying things I'd later regret) and see if those things are still a big deal or if they've been worked out or if they never really were a big deal and I only thought they were.
** the perceived blank slate of a new year. It's good to feel that jumpstart in January to eat better, exercise more, read more, be more positive, save more, or whatever is on our resolution list. Even if we don't stick with it, it's still nice to feel inspired and kick things up for as long as it lasts.....and hey, you never know. It just might become a lasting habit.
** A Million Little Things comes back tonight!
** that there are things to make me laugh and things to find joy in even in the seeming hopelessness of working with dementia patients. Yesterday the residents were absolutely delighted when 2 deer came right up to the fence outside the dining room and dug through the snow for grass. They stayed for several minutes and the residents were so excited.
** Pierogies for supper tonight! They are the ultimate winter comfort food. Yum!
** Most of the residents in the rest of the nursing home seem to be getting better from the
** as always, for each one of you! Have a blessed day and please, stay warm and safe if the winter storms are going to hit your area hard.