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Ten Things of Thankful

on 18 January 2016

A late night quickly put together list of thankfuls. I love this linkup with Lizzi and the whole TTOT family  so much that I regret when I miss out on it so here’s my week in review. 

I’m thankful for having a great chiropractor helping me recover from my neck injury. He’s kind, patient, and very educational. I appreciate learning more about the physiology of my body since my background is in fitness instruction.  

I’m thankful for being able to drive this week without any pain. My neck is slowly healing and there’s less compression on the nerve and my C-3 vertebra. I’m at 75 % and getting more mobility each day. 

I’m thankful that I have a hot tub I can relax in. I sit under the neck and shoulder jets and just let the soothing hydrotherapy massage my sore muscles. It’s the best part of my day and a great way to start a morning. 

I’m thankful for being given the clearance to do some light exercise by my chiropractor. It snowed a lot in the last while so I started shovelling. I felt so good I shovelled the whole block. I know a lot of people in my neighbourhood work in the city or are seniors. I felt good about helping and had one gentleman come out and thank me. 

I’m thankful for getting caught up on my laundry and only having to put it away tomorrow. Laundry is my nemesis and for four people I have no idea how much we can accumulate in one week! I change twice a day from my daily clothes to workout clothes. But my kids that’s a whole other story. My youngest likes to put on a fashion show and has some OCD tendencies so I have to limit him to one outfit a day and as many costume changes as he wants. 

I’m thankful for my love of books and my ability to read. My Mom taught me how to read when I was five and by grade 2 I was reading magazines and chapter books. There’s nothing better on a chilly winter day then curling up with a good book and a nice cup of tea. 

I’m thankful for my kids listening and being helpful when it was time to tidy up this week. They have realized they get to have more rewards when they help out so tomorrow we’ll be baking up some new Pinterest treats. 

I’m thankful that I was able to spend some quiet time with my love cuddling and watching movies. It’s those moments when I can feel my joy well up in my heart for how grateful I am he’s my soft place to fall. 

I’m thankful for healthy meals, not having to cook as my husband made us a lovely dinner. A traditional pot roast, mashed potatoes, and mixed vegetables was just what was needed on this chilly day. 

I’m thankful that I have a job as a writer/contributor at the Lose the Cape website. I’m so excited to work with their team and learn and grow as a writer. I’ll be adding onto the Pinterest boards as well so stay tuned I’ll be sharing links to my account soon. As soon as it looks less like a garage sale over there. As a bonus thankful I’m thankful I made the linkup tonight before it expires. Next week I’ll have to write out my post earlier. Onward and upward dear readers now off to dreamland I go. ? zzzzzz


30 Responses to “Ten Things of Thankful”

  1. bobcabkings says:

    Its good to hear you are feeling better from the injury. This is a good list of things one might take for granted and not remember to be thankful about.

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you Bob I feel better knowing that I can feel thankful even for what a severe injury has taught me. I appreciate my family so much more and all they do for me as a result. ?

  2. herheadache says:

    I joined up just under the deadline last night too.
    I love this list. Full of so many lovely things to be thankful for.
    I will have to check out that site and your writing. Congratulations.
    I had a dinner sounding similar to yours. Delicious.
    I needed the reminder, thank you, to do laundry of my own. Oh wait…I didn’t really need a reminder. just keep putting it off.
    Glad you made it in just under the wire with this late night addition and see you next week hopefully.

    • jsackmom says:

      I need to start writing earlier but I never do but I’m so happy to be part of the linkup. Laundry is the beast that I must contain. I even got an app to help me keep track of my chores. ? To have a belly full of good food and good company is a wonderful way to end a week of thankfuls. Thank you so much for reading I look forward to reading yours right after I do my housework. ?

  3. lrconsiderer says:

    Onwards and Upwards indeed! I do like your lists, and I’m so happy that you got to meet your neighbours by doing something so kind and generous for them…but please make sure your neck isn’t going to get hurt again from all that shovelling!

    The meal your husband made sounds FAB, and two workouts a day? I’m envious πŸ™‚

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you darling I like your lists too. It’s ironic you said that because my chiropractor said the exact same thing. He adjusted my neck and shovelling spots and told me to take it easy. The weather’s warming up so I get a break from shovelling. I wish I could’ve seen everyone’s faces on the block but I’ll just feel warm and fuzzy from my good deed instead. ☺️

  4. I am glad to hear your pain is gone or leaving! Dealing with constant pain is a serious wear on the body! I hope you feel 100% soon! πŸ™‚

  5. I’m thankful for my love of books and my ability to read. My Mom taught me how to read when I was five and by grade 2 I was reading magazines and chapter books.
    totally with you on this one… it’s not just the ability to read, it’s the love of, the enjoyment in engaging in reading that is such an incredible gift for any child

    • jsackmom says:

      Oh I’m so glad you got to experience that gift so early too. Sesame Street and my Mom helped with learning my alphabet and numbers. I will never forget that magical day when all the letters formed into words and I was reading. ?

  6. Pat B says:

    I’m glad you are healing and getting back to normal. I see by the comments above that others had the same concerns I did about you shoveling snow, so I’ll say no more. I do know the desire to get out and own with life following surgery. It is hard to wait. Hydrotherapy is wonderful.

  7. You’re writing for Lose the Cape? That’s awesome!!!
    Glad to hear you’re recovering – injury and pain are no good, but a hot tub to help sure is!
    I love when people have a love for reading. In my years as a teacher I would hear students say they hated to read or reading was boring and it was just so foreign to me. I guess I always assumed that everyone loved reading…sadly, not so. My daughter is a reader – started suddenly and early and hasn’t taken her nose out of a book since. I’m excited for all the things I’ll be able to pass to her as she’s ready. Right now she devours any chapter book she can get her hands on – working her way through Roald Dahl’s works right now.
    Hope your PJ night helped tonight!

    • jsackmom says:

      I shudder to hear that statement from my son I hate to read! He was raised to love the written word but his ability to understand some of the bigger ones brings out his distaste. So we’re working on that and I’m starting to see his smile again while he discovers the Hardy Boys. Pain has stopped me in my tracks as I’m still not completely recovered. I just have to pace myself but I’m not as patient as I should be. ? I’m so excited to be a contributor for Lose the Cape! One of my stories is up there now. I’m working on a Valentine’s one today. ?

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