Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 114

  1. Eating a sweet potato today
  2. Spending some time with some of my family this afternoon
  3. Being able to sleep on my side a little
  4. Some sweet friends sending a care package
  5. Taking a step down in the amount of pain medication I've been taking and not feeling like I need to take more

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 113

  1. Being more steady on my crutches
  2. Some of my family coming to visit tomorrow
  3. Feeling a lot better today
  4. My teeth changing by the hour
  5. Listening to the rain fall

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 112

  1. The day is finally over
  2. My teeth look a lot better and are well on their way to being normal
  3. Andy didn't go with me to my appointments today so he wasn't grumpy all day
  4. I've had several people tell me that I should market my "designer crutches" and that makes me feel good
  5. I don't have any more appointments for more than a week

Monday, April 27, 2009

Day 111

  1. My new crutch "flair"
  2. Getting a really good night sleep
  3. Sleeping with the windows open
  4. Waking up to the sound of wind chimes
  5. Talking to Shannon today about something other than the accident

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day 110

  1. Electric shopping carts
  2. Really laughing for the first time since the accident
  3. Styling my hair for the first time since the accident
  4. My mom finally painted my toenails
  5. Finally having spring-like weather, even if the higher temps are miserable with a cast

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Day 109

  1. A day to rest and sleep
  2. Taking a shower without help (even though Andy was mad at me)
  3. Not feeling as hungry
  4. Almost done taking one of my medications
  5. Some of my stitches dissolving and coming out

Friday, April 24, 2009

Day 108

  1. Having the cast off my nose
  2. Spending time with my Aunt Mary and cousin Ginna today
  3. Figuring out a way to display all of my cards
  4. Finding out that I may not have to have surgery again after all
  5. Buying soup in bulk

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day 107

  1. All the visitors I had today
  2. I finally have some graffiti on my cast
  3. I ate the most today that I have since the accident
  4. The cute new pajama bottoms Julie brought me
  5. My momma coming back tomorrow

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Day 106

  1. Getting through another doctor's appointment
  2. Potato soup
  3. Visitors
  4. Starting to feel a little more like myself
  5. All the well wishes I've been getting, they really brighten my days

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day 105

  1. Adding yet another item to the liquid diet
  2. Starting to get feeling back into my chin
  3. My wonderful husband and care taker
  4. My mom for cleaning my house despite the bunny's best efforts to stop her
  5. All the cards/flowers/warm wishes from everyone

Monday, April 20, 2009

Day 104

  1. Having the Frankenstein like stitches out of my chin
  2. Finally eating something besides ensure milkshakes
  3. Not hyperventilating in the car today
  4. The large stack of cards from the mail box today
  5. Having long hair so I can pull it back and not have to style it

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day 103

I've been trying to decide how to proceed here. I started this gratitude journal as an everyday thing with the expectation that I would be able to post daily and not be stuck in a hospital bed for several days cut off from internet access.

I did, each night, go over in my head what I had to be grateful for that day. My lists always surpassed five things.

I didn't keep up with it though. I decided that isn't what it's about. This isn't a competition with myself to try to make a blog post every day. It's about finding the beauty in the every day, even if it seems like there isn't any on the surface.

So I'm just going to pick up here, where I left off at day 103. Gratitude is gratitude now matter when it's expressed.

  1. Only having one broken extremity
  2. No internal bleeding or injuries
  3. Everyone came out of the accident alive
  4. The pain won't last forever
  5. The wonderful team of medical doctors that are dedicated to restoring me to my previous able bodied self

Monday, April 13, 2009

Day 102

  1. Living in a place with very little humidity
  2. Letting my hair air dry
  3. Learning how to pipe cake icing
  4. 40% off coupons
  5. Talking about my bunnies

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Day 101

  1. Going to church with Andy on Easter
  2. Seeing more than a few familiar faces and some new friendly ones
  3. Taking communion
  4. A completely sunny day with no rain or clouds
  5. "Handy Andy" taking care of my car maintenance

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day 100

  1. Spending all day baking
  2. Looking forward to getting a package on Monday
  3. My two little easter bunnies
  4. Andy being home all day
  5. Maple flavor icing

Friday, April 10, 2009

Day 99

  1. Friday nights alone
  2. Thunder storms
  3. Being able to keep my mouth shut
  4. The Internet Movie Database
  5. Stupid local commercials

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day 98

  1. My internet not craping out today
  2. Two new episodes of the office
  3. Sensitivity toothpaste, even though it tastes awful
  4. Andy bringing me dinner
  5. Getting things done

Day 97

Sorry about the delay. My internet connection crapped out on me yesterday and I couldn't get on here to post.

  1. My family
  2. People coming together to care for someone in need
  3. Facebook status updates
  4. The History channel
  5. Andy's friends

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day 96

  1. Homemade mac-n-cheese
  2. Having enough closet space that I don't have to pack away my winter clothes since it was 70 on Sunday and 29 today.
  3. My strong constitution
  4. The bunnies like me best
  5. Being crafty

Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 95

  1. My mother's enthusiasm for finding beauty in old things
  2. Finally taking cake decorating classes
  3. "Newhart" re-runs
  4. Enjoying other people's babies and then giving them back
  5. The funny words Andy uses to describe things

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day 94

  1. The beautiful day
  2. A new challenge
  3. Knowing I can finish the laundry tomorrow so I can be a little lazy today
  4. Andy emptying the dishwasher
  5. Spending my birthday money

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day 93

  1. Not feeling guilty aobut all the pie and cake I've eatten lately
  2. Finding a new book series to read
  3. Catching up with and old friend
  4. Having well water instead of city water
  5. Looking forward to lunch tomorrow

Friday, April 3, 2009

Day 92

  1. Birthdays
  2. Having another year to look forward to
  3. Not crying this year on my birthday
  4. All of the cards and messages from friends and family
  5. Andy finding a laptop for CHEAP

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 91

  1. Chocolate birthday pie
  2. Chocolate birthday cake
  3. Surprises
  4. Two birthday lunches
  5. Presents!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Day 90

  1. That this day is almost over
  2. Baking as a form of stress relief
  3. My very understanding husband
  4. The internet
  5. Two days until my birthday