Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday # 2

Last week Julie invited everyone to join her each week and post something that makes us thankful. I don't know why I didn't join in, because, come Thursday when I read some of the posts I regretted my decision. Yesterday Julie's reminder prompted me to sign up and so I am very thankful for that.

There are so many things that I am thankful for...

At this time of the year I am thankful that we get a few more minutes of daylight each day which means that the worst of the winter darkness is behind us. I am thankful that my winter blanket will lift as soon as the Spring sun appears and the flowers begin to come out of hiding~ I can't wait!

I am also thankful that my mother, who was in hospital, this time last year, has now recovered from her recent fall, which some of you will have read about in my past posts. She keeps telling me that she may not be around much longer, and at 84 this I know is probably true. I feel guilty because I often grumble at her demands and get fed up with her constant interruptions but I am very thankful that she has been happy living here with us for about the last 15 years. I will also be thankful if she is around for many years to come!


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At 24/1/08 10:38, OpenID grannymar said...

We all have so much to be thankful for.

I am alive! Woo Hoo.

 
At 24/1/08 10:39, Blogger Barbara said...

I'm sure Granny will be around for many years.

 
At 24/1/08 10:49, Blogger my4kids said...

Great things to be thankful for!

 
At 24/1/08 11:41, Blogger Steffi said...

That´s a great post ,Chris!Very nice things to be thankful for!

 
At 24/1/08 13:21, Anonymous swampy said...

I'm happy for you that your mom is still around and hope she is with you many more years.
I'm also happy about the days getting longer. When it gets dark, my body thinks it needs to go to bed. I've been asleep by 7:00 p.m. the last few night. Yawn.
I'm also thankful that when I wake up, I have an ache or three...reminds me that I'm still alive.

 
At 24/1/08 13:43, Blogger Beccy said...

I'm thankful granny is enjoying reading the inappropiate book she got sent by a loving grand daughter!

 
At 24/1/08 14:06, Blogger Asha said...

Beautiful post Chris. We really forget to thank the people in our lives unless something like this prompts.I think it's great theme!
Enjoy your weekend and Risotto, will see you on Monday!:)

 
At 24/1/08 14:32, Blogger Jeanette said...

I havenoticed that it is a little lighter in the morning now on my way to work. It's a wonderful thing!

 
At 24/1/08 14:56, Blogger Jen said...

With my personality it's normal to get grumpy at just about anything. I'm a cranky pants. However, because I recognize that I do it, I'm able to change my outward behavior. Realization is a good step!

I'm glad that your mother has recoverered, and I wish many years for her with you.

 
At 24/1/08 15:04, Blogger Lois said...

I, too, have my Mother living with me. She is 92 and just this year I am seeing the decline. I also get frustrated but, like you, cherish the moments we have left.

Hugs,
Lois

 
At 24/1/08 15:24, Blogger Beckie said...

You are so lucky to have your Mom!

I have been watching the sunrise in the mornings and I am so thankful that the days are getting longer.

 
At 24/1/08 15:36, Blogger Sandy said...

It is so lovely that it is lighter earlier and lighter longer!

I am glad that your mom is doing better and that y'all have each other.

Have a terrific week!

 
At 24/1/08 16:02, Blogger Sam said...

Granny told me she aint going nowhere for a long, long time yet. Now about all these blimmin' blogging days. Don't forget to be original from time to time. Fun Mondays, Witty Wednesdays, Thankful Thursdays. How about Eff off Meme Fridays?

Next time you come to SF I am going to force you to go to Cafe Gratitude as punishment for all your kindly, good thoughts.

remember this? and this?

 
At 24/1/08 16:47, Blogger Rachel said...

How sweet! And, I bet she is thankful for the fruit tea and that she has such a caring daughter!

 
At 24/1/08 16:49, Anonymous nikki said...

These Thankful Thursdays make me cry.

 
At 24/1/08 17:04, Blogger lisa's chaos said...

You touched me, maybe I dig your mom so much because she reminds me of my grandma. She will be 82 next month and I worry about her all the time. She's still living on her own, with her husband, but she has broken her back twice, just by sneezing. I worry about the day when she's no longer with us. She's like a second mother to me, I spent a LOT of time with her when I was young.

Give your mom a hug from me. XO

 
At 24/1/08 17:12, Blogger ChrisB said...

sam I do remember those post but would you really inflict that on a poor old lady! I had a parcel arrive today~ I said to the guy who delivered 'gosh that was quick I only ordered yesterday'. However when I opened the outer box it was not my order~ so you know what arrived!!

 
At 24/1/08 17:25, Blogger ChrisB said...

beccy she's now finished the book and has given it to me to read. I might still do a post about it sometime!

Asha I'm not sure that my risotto will turn out anything like your when I finally make it!

rachel we have both been having a cup of the 'tea' every afternoon so it's nearly all gone. But I am hoping to make some more when Katie posts the recipe.

lisa c my mum really enjoys it when she has comments so she will love it when I tell her what you have said.
She has just (literally) had a phone call to see the dermatologist on Monday at the local hosp. She has an area on her leg that won't heal and I'm having to dress it every other day. We just need to know that it's nothing sinister!

lois many of my mother's aunts and uncles lived well into their 90's and an uncle died at 103 a couple of years back so she has the longevity gene. Her own mother though died in her 50's and her father in his early 80's.

 
At 24/1/08 18:19, Blogger Alison said...

What a wonderful post Chris!! I am thankful for those thing too!! Have a great day!

 
At 24/1/08 18:46, Blogger john.g. said...

I'm glad I started blogging!
Glad i'm alive.
Glad my dad is ok, and glad I met YOU lot!!

 
At 24/1/08 19:07, Blogger Misty said...

the perfect thing to be thankful for... I am eager for winter to be behind us.

 
At 24/1/08 19:28, Anonymous susan said...

What a wonderful things to be thankful for.

I'm also looking forward to that little bit of extra light that we are seeing nearly day now.

 
At 24/1/08 20:08, OpenID eclecticblog said...

What a great thankful post. Glad you still have your mom around and can enjoy her!

 
At 24/1/08 20:38, Blogger Joy T. said...

A wonderful idea for a thursday and I hear you on the longer days coming. For some reason I can't wait for Spring this year and I'm never like this. As for your mom? I bet she's so grateful and proud to have you as a daughter :o)

 
At 24/1/08 21:08, Blogger Tera said...

It is so difficult watching loved ones age. How wonderful to have special memories with them. And the darkness?? It's not getting light enuf fast enuf for me. This is a very, very grey season in this part of Europe and the days seem dark all day...bah! I will be thankful when spring arrives :-)

 
At 24/1/08 22:36, Blogger Rising Rainbow said...

I'm thankful the sun is shining today even if it is flipping cold out there! I so needed some rays!

 
At 24/1/08 23:04, Blogger ChrisB said...

alison thank you

john now why didn't I think of your last one! I am so thankful to have met the best bunch of blog buddies, many who have a brilliant sense of humour!

tera and rising rainbow I'm rejoicing as we actually had some sun today, the first time in ages, but there was still a cold wind!

 
At 25/1/08 03:58, Blogger Sam said...

happy birthday mum!

 
At 25/1/08 03:58, Blogger frannie said...

I can. not. wait. for. spring!!!!

 
At 25/1/08 04:12, Blogger Cynthia said...

What a wonderful post. I hope you get to enjoy your mother for many years to come!

 
At 25/1/08 05:43, Blogger Kila said...

Very good things to be thankful for! I love how the days are getting longer!

 
At 25/1/08 06:39, Blogger Sam said...

happy birthday mum!

 
At 25/1/08 06:52, Blogger Sam said...

happy birthday mum

 
At 25/1/08 09:17, Blogger Willowtree said...

Happy Birthday Chris!!! xoxoxo

 
At 25/1/08 09:23, Anonymous tiger lamb girl said...

First, omg, lol grannymar!

I'm also so glad the days are finally getting a bit longer -- it's so depressing when it's so dark!

I think it's lovely that your Mum lives with you. It's as it should be....and it's lovely that you like having her there;).

Happy birthday, Chris! xo

 
At 25/1/08 21:59, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I'm like you, so deprived of light that I become joyful when I am able to see outside a few minutes past 5PM.

 

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