Gone, But Not Forgotten – Thankful Thursday

So a year or so ago (possibly longer, my brain isn’t working), our dishwasher finally died. We weren’t able to replace it at the time, but that was fine. We all know how to wash dishes by hand (most of us…I suspect the kids washed things badly so they wouldn’t have that job, but the joke was on them! We just made them wash those things again.) But then we decided to renovate the kitchen. It wasn’t supposed to take this long (each time we think we’ve caught all the problems, three more seemingly sprout out of nothingness) because we had all the things figured out and such.

I’m positive that if inanimate objects could laugh, all the parts of our kitchen would have died without being able to breathe.

It’s now been a month since we had to disconnect the kitchen sink and I have found that I didn’t appreciate it anywhere near what I used to. Washing things in a smaller tub placed inside of our regular bathroom tub is a royal pain.

You just don’t know what you had until it’s been gone for a month and counting.

This was an unusual thought for this kind of post, but I couldn’t seem to focus on anything else. (Still have that cold that messes with my head…)

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To Be Human Again – Thankful Thursday

I thought about the different things that need to be done around the house (and out on the farm itself), but I was sick for most of December and then for the first week or so of January. I’m not sick anymore and I’ve mostly recovered from being sick (the recovery is always the worse because everything has to…I want to say reboot, but that’s not the right word. Renormalize? I don’t know.)

Anyway, so I’m grateful that I’m not sick and that I’m not tired from being sick and actually had the energy to clear off the table yesterday and make dinner (we’ve been living off ramen, because I was sick and then Julia was sick and then everyone but the youngest was sick…)

You don’t know just how much you miss being able to do anything other than read and stare off into space and occasionally write something until you can’t do it.

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Things Change…Thank Goodness – Thankful Thursday

When I was little (or younger than a teenager), I could not use cough drops at all. They did the exact opposite of what they were supposed to do and caused me to cough horribly and almost choke on the blasted things at the same time.

For some (wonderful) reason, I do not appear to have this problem as an adult and am very grateful for that at the moment because my body aches from coughing so hard all day yesterday until my sister got back with more medicine and a giant bag of cough drops.

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Shattered Pieces – One-Liner Wednesday

“Just because a person doesn’t break doesn’t mean life should keep testing them to make sure.”

This is from a fanfiction I read this morning. (Yes, I like to read those and I’m just tired and sick enough to actually admit it out loud at the moment.) It really struck me, because it feels like my whole life has been one giant, ‘will this be the thing that shatters her completely?’

The answer is, yes. There are many moments that shatter you completely, that have shattered me completely.

But sometimes you needed it even if you didn’t now it.

(But that also doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get breaks in between moments.)

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So this is how the year starts
Only hoping it doesn’t set the tone
Red all down the throat throbs
Even when lying down

So I managed to catch something from my sister-in-law this weekend and now the both of us are sick with sore throats. Luckily, no one else has caught it (hopefully no one else will) which would be good because she’s around my mom (whose getting up there in years) and I’m around a bunch of teenagers with small children across the street that I see mostly on a daily basis.