Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thankfulness: A Belated Thanksgiving Post

I am thankful that we were able to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal this year, and share it with my step-daughter, her boyfriend, and one of my son's best friends.

I am thankful that we were able to spend Black Friday at the Texas Renaissance Festival with my step-daughter and her boyfriend - even though my husband wasn't feeling well and had to stay home.  We also got to play a part in the big marriage proposal. It was a very special day.

I am thankful for all the wonderful people at the Conroe Regional Medical Center, who took such good care of my husband when we arrived early Saturday morning, and throughout his five day stay after his appendectomy. He came home on Thursday and is feeling much better.

I am thankful that my job provides medical insurance.

I am thankful for my son, who took care of things at home while I was spending time at the hospital, and took over hosting our house guests for the remainder of their visit.

I am thankful for my boss, who allowed me to work from home - on my own schedule - so I could spend time with my husband every day.  The free wi-fi at the hospital was helpful too.

I am thankful for the people at the West Davis Veterinary Clinic and Conroe Emergency Animal Clinic who cared for our cat. Puck became very ill with a blocked urinary tract on the same day that my husband came home from the hospital. He spent four days shuttling between these two clinics, and is still in the process of recovering - now at home.

I am thankful for my husband, who is taking care of the cats during his own recovery, so I can go back to work.

I am thankful that everyone is back home now.

I am thankful that I have Friday off.