Monday, October 4, 2021

Be The Change!

 My husband's chair makes a mysterious noise that's something between a whistle and a squeak. It happens every time he breathes. I'm not thankful for this, because it annoys the crap out of me, but I AM thankful for the following, and thus begins this week's Ten Things of Thankful:

I am thankful for Vicks Vaporub, and not for the reason it's intended. If you have a chore to do that includes a distasteful, overpowering odor, smear a little Vicks under your nose first. Poopy diaper? No problem! Barf? No problem! Hint: if you put a mask on after applying, it works even better!

I'm thankful for buttered popcorn for supper.

I'm thankful that the US Constitution gives us the right to assemble.

I'm thankful I was able to participate in the Women's March for Reproductive Rights in Kansas City this past weekend. Be the change you want to see in the world!

I'm thankful my daughter's apartment is literally across the street from the Women's March venue, so I didn't have to deal with parking or worry where I'd find a bathroom.

I'm thankful my daughter got her precious orange kitty, Calvin, to keep her company while she goes to law school in a bit city. They needed each other. 

I'm thankful for a fun weekend with our daughter that included lots of eating, talking, laughing, and playing with Calvin.

I'm thankful that when I found out I cannot parallel park on the left side of a street (it was one-way, before you think I've lost my mind), there was no one around to witness my miserable fail but me.

I'm thankful that my first movie experience since the pandemic began was at a theater with roomy, reclining seats, that everyone adhered to the mask mandate, and that my daughter and I got to enjoy "Dear Evan Hansen" together.

I'm thankful that I got to attend my favorite church while we were in Kansas City. I've said it before, and I'll say it again (sorry, but I'm warning you that it's gonna happen), I wish I could attend this church in person every week, but I am grateful for them streaming it on Facebook so I can attend without, well, attending.

And there you have it. I hope you have oodles of thankfuls for this past week and the weeks to come, and I hope you'll consider writing a post about them and linking up with us here at the Ten Things of Thankful.

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  1. It sounds like a great visit, i am glad for all the good things and hope you can get your husband to fix the chair squeak.

    1. If he doesn't fix it, then I have a theme for another 6 sentence story!

  2. I wish I'd known about the Vick's idea when we had those rounds of flu when the kids were little. Having a bunch of masks in the house back then in combination with the Vick's would have certainly made my job a little easier to bear.
    You have got some company regarding the parallel parking on the LEFT side of the street. Unfortunately I had an audience.😒
    I haven't ventured into a theater yet, even though some have opened back up. Glad you were able to have an enjoyable fun time with your daughter

    1. The vicks thing is miraculous! Couple that with latex gloves, and I can do just about anything!
      I felt so stupid when I couldn't parallel park on the left side of the street!
      I wouldn't want to see a movie where I live, because very few people wear masks, but I'll see one again in a place where there is a mask mandate!

  3. Sounds like a fabulous weekend. I'm amazed at the size of the pizza in the photo.

    1. It was such a nice weekend, and yes, the pizza was ridiculously large! It was very, very thin, though, so there wasn't as much pizza there as the size makes you think!