Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Thankful for...

Have you ever been just going along, doing your day-to-day stuff, when you get hit with one of those seemingly out-of-the-blue revelations?

I was loading the dryer late last night, and all of a sudden, it hit me that I was very grateful to own a washer & dryer. Now this may sound a little weird, but let me finish. Because we have our own washer & dryer, I can run a load of clothes any time I want, instead of having to bundle it all up, make sure I have enough quarters, and then go down to the local laundrymat, where I can sit around waiting for it to finish.

Please understand I'm not judging or meaning to belittle in any way those who use laundrymats. My point is, I'm just thankful that we have a working washer & dryer that are just steps away.

Another thing I'm thankful for is Kyra is back to her normal self, health-wise. Our visit to the doctor's yesterday showed no strep throat~~they did a strep culture as her throat was a little red, and her tonsils a little swollen~~and today is Day 2 without any fever :-) Must have just been one of those 24 hour viral buggies that little kids are famous for!

Finally, we had a great day as a family last Saturday at the Washington County Fair. Kyra loved actually seeing all the animals that she's been learning about~~cows, horses, pigs, chickens, etc. and when she would see one she knew, she'd point to them, and say, "Mooooo" or "Oink, Oink!". She also had her first "fair food" as we all shared a gigantic Elephant Ear, complete with tons of butter & cinnamon sugar. Yummmy!

The picture below is from our visit to the fair:

Giving thanks,


Melinda said...

That is really great news, that she is feeling better!

I feel the same about all of our appliances and a car. I am so exhausted at the end of the day after so many loads of dishes, laundry, bags of groceries loaded and unloaded, trips to the doctor, haircuts, dentist, lessons, visits with friends . . . yet am SO grateful to be able to do those many things with relative ease!

I have a sign on my counter to remind me to "Be thankful for dirty dishes. It means that we have food."