This week I am thankful...
** to be putting in my last week as a full-time employee. Beginning next week I will only be working part-time.
** for a great night at Bible study. Everyone shared the one word God had given them for the year ahead and the Bible verse(s) that revealed what God was saying to them. It was so exciting and cool to see how all the words connected and went together and actually spoke to the whole group.
** for the Bible study friend who is a massage therapist and noticed my knee was giving me pain after class. She talked about some kind of "bands" in my leg and felt it and said they were tight. She also said the swelling at the back of my knee indicated inflammation of the bands and the lymph nodes. She offered to work on my leg for free so next week we're going to see when we can work it out.
** that all the residents were pretty calm yesterday...except for a little bit of time after supper.
** for the coworkers who have expressed their concern that something was wrong since I was cutting back to part-time...and their gladness that I'm not leaving.
** to have some girl time lined up with a friend tomorrow. We are meeting up for lunch and then heading to Pittsburgh to go to the Vionic's shoe store there.
** the crazy warm weather we've had. It has cooled off a good bit today and it looks like more "normal" temps are here to stay for a while, but still it's the middle of January in Pennsylvania and this past Saturday it was 72 degrees, which broke a 130 year old record!
** that I have continued to avoid the flu/virus/whatever that has been going around at the home for over a month now. It has finally hit the dementia unit, but so far my good fortune is holding.
** that I didn't run out of gas coming home last night because I totally forgot I REALLY need to fill the tank.
** my lost car keys turned up last night. They were in my purse...which I had emptied more than once while searching so I have no idea where they had been hiding in there. I'm just glad they turned up since it was not only my car keys, but the house key, my mom's house key...
** for the love of my Lord and Savior who reminded me "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love." Abide...continue, remain, persist, hold on, dwell, reside, lodge, live. I am to LODGE myself in his love! We all are. His love is our HOME!
** as always, for all of you!
Have a blessed and beautiful day!