Monday, August 9, 2021

Tired Is Not An Excuse

When you're the one always saying anyone can write a Ten Things of Thankful and join the hop, then you can't also say, "But I'm tiiiiiiiiired!"

Okay, you CAN say that, or at least think it, but it's still NOT AN EXCUSE FOR SKIPPING THE TEN THINGS OF THANKFUL. Here's my list:

1. My daughter came home for the weekend.

2. My daughter came home for the weekend AND CLEANED HER ROOM. 

3. My daughter came home for the weekend and cleaned her room AND ORGANIZED AND LISTED ITEMS TO SELL ON POSHMARK.

4. My daughter came home for the weekend and cleaned her room, organized and listed items to sell on Poshmark AND GOT OVER $80 IN SALES IN ONE DAY.

5. I fell and went boom last week, which is not a thankful, but I'm pretty sure the only damage is swollen knees and some pretty spectacular bruising.

6. My knees and elbow hurt so much that I didn't notice the pain from my plantar fasciitis for several days.

7. Oh, last weekend, we went to Kansas City to take some things to our daughter that she needed for her new apartment, and I'm thankful the man on the front porch of her building when we arrived around 10:00 a.m. (and who was apparently there the night before when my daughter returned to her apartment AT 3 A.M. after going out with friends) was not dead, as my daughter had feared when she found he was still there the next morning, but was only sleeping off a bender. Welcome to the big city, my little country mouse!

8. After researching the church a block down the street from my daughter's apartment, she wanted to go to a service, so the three of us went and absolutely loved it! The members were so friendly and went out of their way to welcome us, and we felt so much love there! Community Christian Church, if you're ever in Kansas City and want to visit a church that truly embraces inclusiveness. I wish I could attend it every week, but it's a little far for that (as in a two and a half hour drive each way), but I will enjoy their live stream every week.

9. When my daughter first moved to her apartment and we were checking out the neighborhood (she has to park on the street, so we were scoping out where would be best to do that), I thought that church had the ugliest, most dated building I'd seen in a long time. Hah! Guess what? It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! So I can say I've been inside a Frank Lloyd Wright building now, for what that's worth.

10. My anniversary was this weekend. We did absolutely nothing to celebrate it, except to exclaim to each other, "28 years? Really?" If 28 years had dragged on and on, then it wouldn't be a thankful, would it? But it has gone by in a flash!

Be thankful in everything you do.

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  1. Your daughter did all that and found a good church on the first try? Wow.

    Praying you heal up quickly, including that plantar fasciitis.

    1. Right?! We hadn't seen the floor of her bedroom since she was in middle school! And the church was so delightful! Plus their music is amazing, partially due to their proximity to the UMKC Conservatory of Music.
      And thanks! Bruises keep popping up, and my knees still are very tender, but I'm improving! If only the plantar fasciitis would, too!

  2. Oh, Dyanne. . .tired, I guess! You have been busy, and getting injured was a slap in the face, oh wait, it was the knees. It amazes me when the bruises just seem to keep appearing after one takes a fall. I hope you heal as soon as possible.
    Frank Lloyd Wright buildings are quite unique in design. I have toured the Gordon House which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.,_Oregon)
    There was a time when I had plantar fasciitis too and it seemed to take quite a while to heal. I ended up buying some expensive shoes and wearing some inserts that the doctor had recommended. They weren't as stylish as the shoes I used to wear but they helped a lot and eventually it healed.
    I do hope things calm down a bit for you.

    1. Thanks, Pat! The bruises keep appearing! It's an interesting progression.
      Frank Lloyd Wright's style definitely isn't "homey"
      I've had plantar fasciitis several years ago, and inserts didn't help, but the exercises finally did. Then it popped back up last week. I've tried taping it and exercises and it's not improving. Hope I don't have to get a cortisone shot!

  3. As a groupie,I still receive emails every time you post and I DO read EVERY SINGLE ONE! Usually Im too lazy to comment (see title of said blog entry) but today felt compelled to extend my sympathies to your knees and elbow .... thank you for not being too yired or lazy as I do love your blog! Xo zoe

    1. Aww, thanks, my friend! I highly recommend not falling. Love you!

  4. Happy Marriversary!

    Excellent use of Secret Rule 8.2.3 (from the Book of Secret Rules aka the Secret Book of Rules) in Item 5 (Said Rule allows for bad/undesired people/places/things to be cited in a TToT list when the expression '...[o]f said Item is presented in a manner that leaves a positive vibe ("

    1. Thanks! And thank God for that Secret Rule book, because I was too tired to come up with anything else!