Saturday, 24 November 2012

Thankfulness 4

Forever late to the thankfulness party, that's me!! Here's my contribution to yesterday's Share-a-Page Friday....


Friends have been very good to us since I hurt my foot. On the 17th a friend dropped off a meal for us, and this was one of several meals that have been provided for us over the last 7 weeks :)


We had such an uplifting, encouraging yet challenging sermon on the 18th :)


Another thankful quotation page!


Oh, dear... I struggled rather at work on the 19th! :( I was tired and teary and fragile - not when I was with the pupils, but whenever anyone asked how I was that was enough to set me off! But I was well looked after, and provided with tea, sympathy and tissues, thanks to my lovely colleagues :)


Yum! The mini Malteser treats are my favourites, so it was such a delight to find one buried near the bottom of the tin!


Blue skies can really lift my spirits, especially when we've been having grey, overcast and wet weather...


I saw the physiotherapist again on the 22nd, and I really, really needed to hear that I was making some progress, because I was feeling pretty frustrated after 7 weeks!! And that's just what happened, my ankle's flexibility had improved and I'd met my target of managing to get to a 90 degree ankle with my foot :)


If we weren't able to shop online and get our groceries delivered each week I don't know how we'd have managed. There's no way The Doctor would have fit in a trip to Asda each week! So I've been thankful for that delivery service each week since the accident. Sometimes, though, the delivery person is cheery and chatty and goes out of their way to be helpful; sometimes the delivery person is - um - quieter and more focused on getting on with his/her round, shall we say?! This week The Doctor had to pop out briefly and the shopping arrived while he was out, so I was very thankful to open the door to one of the helpful delivery drivers, who immediately offered to bring all the bags through to the kitchen :)

Another week full of reasons to be thankful: big reasons, small reasons, in between reasons, but so very many reasons, only a few of which I've documented! I wonder what the final week of the project will bring?

This post was brought to you by Cathy Zielske's 30 Days of Thankful

15 comments:

Louise said...

lovely thoughtful pages Mel.

I occassionally have my shopping delivered too and I find the delivery people the same. There is one elder chap who I sometimes feel doesnt want to leave lol!

good to hear your foot is improving x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Is that washi tape along the bottom of several of your pages? I really like it.
Rinda

Anandi Raman Creath said...

Love the washi, and the little notebook format! I forget that I could just keep it simple and use one of the many many notebooks I collect :D

Amy said...

Yes, the washi tape looks great. I am so pleased to hear that you are making progress - ankles are difficult!

alexa said...

Delighted to read of the progress on the foot and ankle - how cheering! I always find myself cheered looking at your thankfulness pages; apart from the thoughts, the simply decorated pages are lovely, and each different.

Karen said...

So glad to hear your ankle is improving! I would love to have a delivery service for groceries. The Washi tape is a great addition to the journal.

Missus Wookie said...

Yeah for meeting targets 90 degrees is awesome! So glad that you got a helpful delivery driver, tea, sympathy and chocolate those plus blue skies would make me happy (o.k. I'd have coffee not tea but otherwise ;)

Karen said...

Love your use of washi tape and so glad your ankle is progressing along nicely.

The Mann Fam said...

I am really loving your notebook!!!

It is so simply perfect!

As I looked at each page I was struck with you use of washi tape. How it ties the whole book together. I love that stuff. Now that I am reading comments I see that others have found your use of washi tape as an interesting element to your book.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I so know where you're coming from re the grocery delivery persons! LOL!! So glad you're making progress with your foots mobility...keep it up...the progress I mean! Your Journal of Thankfulness is looking so good & I too am loving the washi tape borders! :D

Ginger said...

You know, I think that ordering your groceries is smart, we don't hear much of that. Mostly there are services like that for seniors or those who cannot get out because of disabilities.
You are doing a great job keeping up with this project :)

Beverly said...

Mel, I know that feeling of frustration and am so happy that you are getting that flexibility and strength back. You are right, there is so much to be thankful for in our lives.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Glad your healing is going well!

Abi said...

I love your pages Mel, there is always a story. We like friendly delivery men too. It really makes a difference doesn't it!

Gail said...

Yeah for 90 degree angles! So nice to hear there has been improvement. Ankles have to be the worst.