1. I had my monthly oncologist appointment this week in the new hospital. Almost four years ago, one of our two hospitals in town (and the one our family uses, both by choice and by order of our insurance company) was totally destroyed in an EF-5 tornado (that's the worst kind). Almost immediately, the hospital began operating out of trailers (I had a surgery in one of those trailers), a modular building (I had a surgery in there, too) and now in a beautiful, brand new facility (I hope I DON'T have a surgery there, as nice as it may be). The cancer center was moved from its trailer (yes, TRAILER) to the new offices on Sunday, and they were up and at 'em on Monday. Thankful the move went smoothly, thankful they finally are able to have a real home at the new Mercy Hospital.
|Modeling the scrubs they made me wear for an x-ray.|
The tech grabbed a pair instead of digging through for
the right size, and there's enough room for two of me in there.
2. That one counts as two.
3. My daughter was invited to join Tri-M Music Honor Society this week. Tri-M is a national organization that recognizes students for academic and musical achievements, service activities and leadership responsibilities. Yay!
4. Emma was also invited to join her school's chapter of the National Honor Society this week. Students are invited based on grades, service, character inside and outside of school, and leadership. Double yay!
5. Okay, while I'm on the subject of Emma, she also nominated a school board member for the American Red Cross Everyday Hero award, and her nominee was chosen, one of seven that was picked from 50 nominees. The ceremony was a week ago, but I didn't have access to the video that they made until this week, but now I do. I can't seem to embed it, but if you'll click on this link, it will take you there. Humor me and watch it. I'll wait....
6. If you watched the video, then I'll count that one as two and end this sooner....
7. The College Boy has been home since Wednesday evening for Easter break. He leaves size 15 shoes in inconvenient places (like the middle of the kitchen), bugs the crap out of Ruby by carrying her around, making her do her ventriloquist act (must video that some time), leaves empty Diet Coke cans everywhere, constantly asks when the next meal is going to be, and I wouldn't have him any other way.
|Why is there a pencil in my freezer, you ask? Because the outside of|
this particular pencil changes color with the heat of your fingers.
The College Boy wanted to test it....
8. We had severe storms Thursday night and spent much of the evening in the basement, listening to the weather reports on the radio. The third warning was at 2:30 a.m. Fortunately, the tornadoes sighted did little damage in the area, and none of them were actually in Joplin.
|See the pinky red part? That's not good.|
9. We had our Easter celebration with my husband's family on Saturday evening. We don't get to spend enough time with Kristin, my sister in law, and her family (they live two hours away, in Tulsa), which is NOT a thankful, so I'm EXTRA thankful when we get a chance to get together with them. Plus, I beat Kristin at Bananagrams, Just throwing that in there....
10. It's Easter! He is risen!
|This year's Easter pics didn't go so well....|
I'll be even MORE thankful if you'll check out some of my A to Z Challenge posts, if you haven't already. I MADE DOUGHNUTS! REAL DOUGHNUTS! DELICIOUS DOUGHNUTS!
Hey, link up your thankful posts below.
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Thankful Me, Uncharted, The Wakefield Doctrine
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