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Ten Things of Thankful

on 11 January 2016

Happy new year I’m happy to be linking up with Lizzi and the TTOT group. I think of them as shiny happy people who encourage me to find my happy and share it here with you today. So without further ado my list of thankfuls. 

I’m thankful for the ushering in of a new year that fills me with promising adventures and creative possibilities. I made a list of restorations as I refer to them instead of resolutions. As I’m restoring my goal of things I was already working on in 2015. 

I’m thankful for having extended medical coverage and able to see my chiropractor regularly. I injured my neck and it’s made for a long week of recuperating and encouraging myself to just rest. I have a busy household and that’s no always possible to shirk my responsibilities. But I spent today reading, folding laundry, resting and watching the Golden Globes. 

I’m thankful for my wonderful family for looking after me this week while I recover. It’s a scary thing when you lose the ability to do daily functions as getting dressed, cooking, and housework. My kids have been amazing looking after me one feeding me oranges all day when I couldn’t move from my bed. The other coming home from school helping me shuffle to and fr the bathroom and making me hot chocolate and reading to me to cheer me up. 

I’m thankful for being able to move by Saturday and the dizzy spells to dissipate. Nothing worse than the room spinning when you haven’t had a drop of alcohol to induce it! I was able to cheer on my oldest at his hockey game while colouring with my youngest while he played at my feet. 

I’m thankful for my adult colouring books and lovely pencil crayons and felts I received for Christmas. They really do help me relieve my stress and boredom while I’m lying in bed trying to forget about the pain I’ve been in. 

I’m thankful for Netflix yes I said it. I’ve bee laying in bed with my laptop and watching everything from romantic comedies, action/adventure, and a Peppa the Pig marathon. That was for my son’s enjoyment I can only take so much of Peppa’s family. If it wasn’t for the cornucopia of movies to watch I’d be bitter and bored with just the tv for entertainment. I don’t watch daytime tv and I stopped watching talk shows since Oprah switched networks. 

 I’m thankful for my youngest son always being by my side and his many costume changes while he entertained me with his superhero puppet show. He has the love of the theatre just like his Mama. 

I’m thankful for the Hollywood Foreign Press getting it right and voting the Revenant as best movie and Leonardo Decaprio as best actor. I haven’t seen the movie yet but I believe it’s an Oscar contender. Any movie that supports First Nations and brings more awareness to Indigenous culture and actors in film gets my vote. I was also quite excited that they filmed the movie in my part of Canada. 

I’m thankful for ice packs, grain begs, portable precision massager, ibuprofen, and muscle rub. All these essentials have helped me to be upright and on the mend. I’m missing my daily workouts but I know it’s important to take care of my self as exercise will always be there when I’m fully recovered and I get the clearance from my chiropractor. 

I’m thankful for the success of my little blog that keeps growing each week, meeting more online like minded friendly writers, positive interaction on my Facebook page, and a successful book review of Science of Parenthood. And since this is a late linkup I’m thankful for my warm and cozy bed. 

24 Responses to “Ten Things of Thankful”

  1. 80smetalman says:

    Very touching Jeanine! Great you have children who look after you so well and you’re right, there’s only so much of Peppa Pig an adult can stomach. My granddaughters are 6 and 7 and they don’t watch it any more. May your recovery continue.

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you Mike my son’s viewing went from Caillou to Peppa which I thought was a fair trade off. Then I sat down to watch and the snorting and whining drove me around the bend. My kids were a Godsend last week when it hurt to move. ?

  2. bobcabkings says:

    I hop you neck is getting better and its very loving of your family to help in so many ways. Its a joy reading you.

  3. herheadache says:

    Wow I love this list.
    Don’t like to hear of anyone in pain though.
    Sounds like a lovely time with your children. Hockey and colouring.
    I love that colouring books are making a comeback for adults and children both. I miss those days of colouring, inside the lines or out.
    Hoping your feeling better.

  4. 2l2phant says:

    You’re amazing ?

  5. Lots of great things on your list.
    Be happy πŸ™‚

  6. So much goodness – I love how much your kids are helping you out until you feel better. Here’s to a very speedy recovery! And Netflix.. oh yes. Such a good and terrible thing πŸ˜‰

    • jsackmom says:

      Yes so true, the good and terrible affects of Netflix marathon watching makes me feel terrible the next day. My kids have been amazing they’re not used to having me laying around and grimacing in pain. My chiro said I must have a high threshold and I agreed and a wonderful loving family too. ?

  7. lrconsiderer says:

    Awwwh I do hope you’re back to full health soon, but you’re right to take it easy and not rush back to working out. No point in trying too much too soon and banjaxing yourself good and properly.

    Sounds like your family have done a sterling job of rallying around you and mitigating the worst of the impact. What a wonder and a joy. I’m glad you were able to join in with little bits and pieces here and there with them.

    Hope the coming week is one of healing, and YES to being thankful for bed (where I’m headed next).

  8. christine says:

    It is so hard to be down when there is always so much to do around the house. I had knee surgery last year, and my kids had to basically take over the running of the house and on top of it take care of me. Sounds like you have some wonderful, helpful, caring children of your own.
    We don’t have Netflix, but we are sorely tempted. We just talked about it again tonight. While yes, there are plenty of things we’d like to watch, that is also the problem. The last thing we need is another thing drawing us to a screen. I have no doubt that if I were to be down with an injury again, we’d have Netflix faster than I could say Ouch. πŸ™‚

    I hope you are pain-free and back to your normal self very soon.

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you Christine it fills my heart with pride to see how much my kids enjoy being helpful. They don’t mind if they get to snuggle in my bed and watch Netflix with me. It’s been a long week of pain but I’m getting better each day. ?

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