Sunday, April 3, 2011

the mailbox and MM500-510

I had told myself earlier in the week that I was not going to whine on facebook.  In light of what some other people are facing, my problems don't seem that bad.  And shouldn't I be handing my concerns first and foremost to God rather than out there for the world to comment on?
However, on Saturday I opened two envelopes from the hospital, and I went right to typing a complaint in my status line, thinking that would make me feel better - to put my frustration out there for everyone to see.  But it didn't.  And it didn't make my problems go away either.   It just made for a sad forty minutes on Saturday that I will not get back.
Luckily I figured out there was nothing I could do to fix the problem with the offices closed, so I was able to let it go and enjoy my weekend.  Monday or Tuesday of this week I will make some phone calls to figure out what the deal is.  And in the mean time, I will give thanks for all I have been given:
500. daily bread
501. twenty-three hours and twenty minutes of enjoying a beautiful Saturday
502. Friday night visit from "Me," "Chow," and Sasha
503.  seeing my brother interact with Bubby and wondering when we became grown-ups

504. The Hubs mowing the lawn
505. Bugaboo snuggling and sleeping through church
506 "for when we see You we find strength to face the day, in Your Presence all our fears are washed away"
507. two new tasty crockpot meals
508. Bugaboo lifting his head to "play"

509. a whole morning off to be renewed
510. speaking of renewed - renewing library books online just before midnight and avoiding a fine


  1. I'm so proud of both of my kids and I'm amazed at how you both survived some pretty rough times during your childhood/youth. You are both outstanding adults and my cup runneth over at the joy you both give to me!!! Love you! Mom

  2. I am glad you were able to still enjoy your weekend knowing you couldn't do anything about the problem until the week started. I know how frustrating that can be! Love #503... I often think that when I see my brothers and sister... when did we grow up? :) Your little ones are SO cute!

  3. You are reaching for it, and holding onto it with your eye teeth! It's so hard, way to go!

  4. I’m here from Ann’s again - Tuesday but still reading lists.

    And of all the thank you lists I’ve read – and there have been so many – you are the very first one to abbreviate it MM – I like it – so much easier to type – brilliance :) And from yours thank you’s my favorite this week is 508. Bugaboo lifting his head to "play" (because I wrote an Easter poem last week and with it had adorable fluffy lamb pictures – they were a hit – I thought maybe I should put lamb pictures on every post – I think it may be the same for Bugaboo) {smile}

    God bless you and keep you – and all of yours.

  5. I wonder, too, when in the world I grew up?!!! Seems like time just flies way too fast. I look at my sister --my "little" sister, and she looks at me, and we laugh at our age now. And Bugaboo is just the sweetest little thing --- I just want to smooch on him!!!! Thanks for your list today. It was just too good to be here!

  6. What a wonderful list. My birthday is in a few days and I am going through a period right now of missing my mom (she lives in Norway) and not feeling grown up at all. When am I ever going to feel like a grown up? When will I grow up? Though I do realize that I am a grown up, it is reminding me that I am a child of God and in his eyes I can not grow enough.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Marianne @


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