When seeing posts from online friends living in New Zealand and the Melbourne, Australia area going about pre-Covid lives I have been having a big bout of envy. They have done things right and don't have the US horrible situation of infections, full hospitals, stressed to the breaking point health care workers, and endless deaths.
Out of my control though so I am once again focusing on what I was thankful for this past week.
1. I am endlessly thankful for a husband who is an equal partner in the kitchen. He asked me what I wanted to do for dinner Friday and my response was “absolutely nothing”. He came up with a plan and I only had to get rice ready to cook.
2. Lola the dog (as my granddaughter used to call her) actually slept past 5 am on 4 days this past week. I’ll be even more thankful if she increases that total!
3. The large-ish folding table that was in the garage fits nicely under a bed and the step stool fits in the coat closet. Two fewer things to trip over!
4. This past Saturday while the dishwasher and washing machine were both running I thought how thankful I am that we have machines to do those jobs.
5. We realized it was rather silly to keep paying for collision insurance with a $1,000 deductible for a 10 year old car no matter how low the mileage. Thankful the agent is responsive and our refund is on the way.
6. I'm also thankful I learned how to bake at a young age - thank you Mom and 4-H! Have you ever made chocolate depression cake? Very simple and less rich than most cakes or cookies and made 9 pieces that we had no trouble eating lol. I think I've had that baking dish since my first college apartment.