It’s the end of what’s been an *extremely* long week, for one reason and another. As I type, my eyelids keep threatening to slam shut, and there are headachey grey clouds building on the horizon of my mind’s sky. I have SO MUCH to be thankful for.
I had access to the wonderful NHS, just when I needed it, to get a diagnosis of tonsillitis, and antibiotics to help my body fight it off. I’ve been feeling better and better, and I’m nearly back to my normal self. Nearly. Thank goodness for a country with healthcare and easy access to it.
I’m VERY thankful my boss was so understanding when I needed to take three days off work to get better, because all I could do was…sit. Or sleep. Or eat. Or be in pain, take meds, and try to unswell as much as possible.
My Sis took me out to dinner once I was back at work, and that was a DELIGHTFUL evening spent talking and talking and talking (and eating).
Two friends bought me bunches of flowers to cheer me up and send me their ‘get well soon’ wishes. I was cheered. A lot. And felt cared-about and loved, and that helped.
One of the friends who brought flowers also brought fruit (because vitamins and minerals and…tradition) and was just the right person in the right time at the right place to witness my deed polls, which had arrived. I OFFICIALLY have my new name, which is wonderful and feels *right*.
I had some lovely feedback at work on how I manage my job, and I got promoted to the next level up, which is lovely.
*brain starting to melt and words beginning not to make sense*
I’m glad I have wonderful friends online who checked up on me and cheered me and empathised while I was ill. That also helped.
IT SNOWED THIS WEEK, and more importantly, it did NOT settle and it did NOT last. There was sun, and it made rainbows on the walls and ceiling of my room (when I went for one of my many naps).
I’m glad for family and for the wonderful togetherness of people who are most definitely in one anothers’ corner, and who encourage and support each other, and provide great role models.
I’ve had SO MANY NAPS. I’ve eaten All The Things. I even read whole books and watched a series on DVD. I have relaxed and healed until the sofa near enough bore my bum-print, and whilst I’m glad to be nearly better, and for the chance to have rested and recuperated in comfort and whilst being looked after, I’m glad to think that next week I can get back to the healthier me, who does things like go to the gym, or not eat All The Things.
Sleep. I’m so thankful for sleep, and the chance to have more of it.
I’m thankful I can do a really crappy list of non-beautiful, functional-basic thankfuls, and that it all still counts. Thankful (and hopeful) you won’t hold it against me for not writing my usual flowery whateveriness of twinklysparklywhatnot – I’m just all out.
I’m thankful I’m not mathsy enough to count, too tired to care, and entirely quite delighted to fall back on the ol’ 1.3, and say I’m DONE.
Some weeks it’s just all about the Silver Linings, and I’ve had LOADS AND LOADS OF THEM. Really loads.
Still want YOU to link up though. Consider this – I’m setting the bar really *really* low, and I challenge you to do better.