>> Thursday, October 23, 2014
I'm thankful the weather has been so beautiful. At least she could go outside and enjoy fresh air and a bit of light physical activity. And I could wear capri pants and sandals for a walk a couple more times!
I'm thankful that AJ's healing has been quite rapid. She returned to school yesterday, despite her hospital papers which say she may return to school one week after the procedure. (in my defense, I only discovered that line while we were eating breakfast this morning! AND, in our pre-op appointment with the OR nurse a week beforehand, we were told she might be ready to return to school on Monday already, so clearly there are differing opinions on the matter.) I'm thankful her appetite has returned and that she can already eat almost everything she could before.
thankful I am for the weather this month?? It has been fantastic. I keep wanting to empty our dressers, closets, and shoe racks of our summer gear to make a bit more room, but then suddenly we're needing shorts and sandals again! It's fairly unusual for this time of year in my neck of the woods, so it's been a wonderful treat.
I'm grateful for democracy, even though so often I don't get the representation I hoped for. I actually have a hard time caring about elections sometimes because I know that even if the candidates I want to win are elected, they aren't going to keep all their promises. Many times it seems like nothing changes other than the names in leadership. And yet I'm thankful for a system that makes dictatorship and tyranny something I don't need to worry about. I know that's a privilege not everyone in this world enjoys.
And I'm thankful for views like this on my way to the polling station...
Oh, and for candy corn! :)