Saturday Gratitude Post 6/7/2014

Welcome to my Saturday Gratitude Post.  Before I begin, I enjoy writing this post almost every week; may I suggest that some of you might enjoy writing a gratitude post weekly.  No rules, no themes.  Simply a post about your life and the blessings you experienced the previous week.

I am grateful for so many blessings, big and small, that touched me this week.  I am feeling very healthy, losing a little weight and, surprisingly, I’m not having difficulty sticking to the renal diet.  As a result, my blood sugars are far better, and I look relatively shapely right now.  I am so grateful that I am fighting myself all the time when I am caring for my body and my health.

Our weather is glorious — bright blue sky in the morning and early afternoon, then clouds and rain in the middle of the day, and finally back to clear skies for the latter part of the day.  Each day like this is a gift, and I spend a lot of time outdoors.  What a treat after such a long winter!

Someone is mowing grass outside, that lovely smell of cut grass blowing into my living room — a smell that, for me, embodies all the glories of summer.

Mom is much more contented, and enjoying an overall sense of good health, though her knees still bother her if she sits too long in the wrong chair.  The rest of the family is doing well; J., my next younger sister, lives with her family just north of San Diego.  The fire doesn’t usually reach their block, but they are close enough to unsettle nerves.  Nevertheless, J. is home with her husband M. and their daughter M., who just finished a successful year in college, and who will be dancing at SeaWorld this summer.

The rest of my family are happy, busy, and enjoying Spring.  My older sister can finally get into the pool, and that must feel like a little slice of heaven.  My brother’s son and daughter  serving  in their respective stations.  S. is at sea, and I wish I was there, too.  I love being on the ocean.  C2. is thriving down in Maryland —  she will be a wonderful doctor/nurse/medic or anything else she pursues. My brother’s oldest daughter is closer to home, trying and outgrowing ever retail job she’s had.  I know that she will decide where she belongs soon — C1 is a strong young woman.  Finally, my sister DB’s younger daughter, left high school after four remarkably interesting years, after several successful theater performances in which she shone.

I start back to work this Wednesday, and I can hardly wait.  Funny how four little hours a week are so important — I look forward to seeing my fellow workers, and all the customers I see at the register.  I am at least strong enough for one day, and that is all I am working this week.  I hope to work two days next week.

Life is good.  D. and I took a big swipe out of the living room last week, disassembling my altar and giving away anything I no longer use.  We cleared off the dining room table and put all of my pump supplies in a big drawer in the kitchen, which I should have done at the very beginning.  What a difference a clean table makes.

My life is so full of joyful goals.  D. and I know the balance we each need for the cruise.  I am not really very close, actually, but I have four more months, which will mean at least $400 in savings.  I saw a program about Belize today, and the teal and aqua water just called to me.  I am practicing patience!

This is only a small section of my Gratitudes list.  I am a very lucky woman indeed.

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10 responses to “Saturday Gratitude Post 6/7/2014

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  3. Oh Miss Jude you have indeed inspired me to do this. I love how I was able to catch up on your life through the events and people you’re grateful for. To start my new notebook of archiving what I am grateful for the first entry will be about you, my bliss sis. You truly humble me dear Jude for although I have been a very neglectful blogger- and worse- neglectful friend you have remained my devoted sister & friend who I adore and love.
    Now… I need to find why you were in the hospital. Bless your heart for telling me you’re okay now… but I need to read more of your posts to hopefully learn what took my dear friend out of her saddle for a while.
    Much love, laughter & light my dear Bliss Sis ~ Toni

    • Hello, Toni. I havebeen hooked back up to Freecell fortwo weekks, which addiction I try to avoid.
      My pump malfunctioned badly , and my resulting soaring blood glucose screwed up my kidneys. I fought with the pump manufacturer’s rep by phone for two days, but they finally relented and sent a replacement pump. Meanwhile, my kidney function dropped to 10%, which is dialysis range,. Thankfully, my doc decided to give me IV fluids, and as I rehydrated, my kidney function approved to better than it was before the whole episode started.
      I’ve been an escapist for a couple of weeks since, but I am reawakening now. Thaks foryour sweet thoughts and good wishes — I am so grateful to haveyou for my bliss!
      Much love! Judith

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  4. This post left me with a big smile, I’m so glad you’re getting the best out of every moment, in the moment!! And going back to work too!!

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