Gratitude Monday: Blessed Exhaustion

It’s gratitude Monday, and I’m so fatigues, a little discouraged, and I feel so behind, [tweetthis]I want to curl up and nap on a raft and float down a river to somewhere unknown. [/tweetthis]

Instead, i’ll take some time to count my blessing.

coral apartment - 1A strong grandson, Mr. B, who helped CoCo get moved into her apartment.  I’m pretty sure, Love-One and I could not have carried the couch and the mattress up those stairs.  Okay, maybe we could have, but I am so grateful, I didn’t need to do any of the heavy lifting. Love-One’s Fitbit proclaimed that he climbed 57 flight of stairs, mine 26.

April 27 OFOTW - 1Doreen McGettigan and her incredible journey with Sophie.  More on Doreen, author of BRISTOL BOYZ STOMP  and THE STRANGER IN MY RECLINER,  later this week.  She’s become a treasured friend. And so, so kind.  I’m truly blessed to have her in my life.

  • Everyone who supported CoCo through Facebook. So many [icon name=”smile-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””],  [icon name=”thumbs-up” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] and [icon name=”heart-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] made her taller and prouder, and more confident.
  • A cool house, a warm bed, and a wonderful companion who shares my happiness and my worries.  Yes, that’s Loved-One, and again, the subject is CoCo. “Three months ago, this wasn’t even on our radar, and now it’s happening,” he said as he wiped away a tear. Oh, I love that man.

Scan0001Gloria Doty, who so graciously shares her tips on getting published.  Another blessing from another conference meet-up.

Afternoon light filtering through the leaves.  I don’t know why, but dappled sunlight just makes my heart sing.

Tonight CoCo plans to make dinner for us.  I plan to stay out of the kitchen, and let her do her thing. Pray for me.  It will be difficult. Perhaps one of the reasons I’m so fatigues is that I took so many cleansing breaths to release my desire to control my environment this weekend.
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