Thankfulness Challenge

365 Days of Thankfulness – Day 19

Some days are easier for thankfulness than others.  That is for sure.  Today is tough.  I’m sick (nasty head cold), my DD is home sick (also nasty head cold), I’m terribly behind in grading, the house is a continual disaster, seemingly unavoidable and although I have next week off at one of my teaching jobs, I still have to teach at the other and my hubby is out of town from Friday morning until Monday night and Tuesday we have to go to a heart clinic appointment at Stanford.  Sigh…

But, my job right now is to be thankful…so, here goes!


Today was a long day, but I’m thankful for an early night for my DD.  She fell asleep about 20 minutes ago.  She usually falls asleep pretty late and she was home from school today, which makes her more likely to be up late since she didn’t burn energy.  And, although she has not felt horrible, she has also not felt great.  She is running a slight temp (upper 99s) and her nose is full of snot.  She complains about her teeth hurting, which I thought was maybe sinuses, but she told me she woke up to them hurting because she was gritting her teeth so hard.  I’ve heard her grinding her teeth every so often.  So, now I think it may be that causing her jaw to hurt.  Who knows?  I do know she is oxygenating well and her heart rate is pretty good (mid 70s), so I’m not too worried about her health.  But, I do wish she would get over this cold.  It just seems to be hanging around.  Not awful, but bad enough to make me not want to send her to school or take her out to do things.  So, I’m hoping it leaves soon and she feels good and we can move on to enjoying the now holiday season.  But, for tonight, I’m just thankful she is asleep early and letting her little body rest and hopefully recover a bit.

Thankfulness Challenge

365 Days of Thankfulness – Day 18 (minus 7)

Well, it didn’t take long for me to get so overwhelmed that I dropped the 30 days of blog posting.  😦  I have realized in the past that I have too much to do all the time and at points, my body just gives up and gives in to the germs.  That happened this past week.  I got a horrible cold, tried to push through it because I kind of had to and then ended up even more sick.  So exhausted.  Today, I was supposed to be going to Stanford for a follow-up appointment for my DD, but she also got sick.  So, that got postponed until next week (much better schedule-wise for us since she is out of school and I am only teaching at one campus) and I am just taking the day to recover (since I already had all the plans in place to cancel or cover my classes).  So, I thought I would get this post in early in the day before it falls off of my radar.


I am so, so, so thankful to have great health care benefits.  Weeks like this remind me how lucky we are.  My DH came back sick from his trip last week and was able to get in to see the doctor the next morning and get on antibiotics immediately.  My DD was able to get in to see the pediatrician yesterday without any delay (and checked out fine – its a cold virus going around).  I was able to get in to see a doctor on Monday after feeling horrible all weekend and am starting to recover.  It is so nice to be able to get in to see someone the same day ($15 copay) and not have to worry about whether we will be able to afford any prescriptions ($5 copays for almost everything).  And with my DD’s condition, we don’t have to pay anything other than $15 copays for doctor’s appointment, copays, etc.  We don’t pay any copay or deductibles for hospital stays, etc.  I can imagine the extra added stress that would be present if we didn’t have such good health insurance.  So, for that, I am incredibly thankful!

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday – Sick Edition


Summer colds are decidedly NOT cool.

Feeling miserable.  As is my DD.  We both have runny noses, coughs and heads full of snot.  Ugh.  And today I have a hand-off meeting for my mother’s club Steering Committee (I get to hand off the website responsibilities to someone else…thankfully) and then I have to head into work for an EOP mentoring session for three and a half hours.  I woke up at 5:45 a.m. because I couldn’t breathe through my nose, so I’m going to be going on reduced sleep too.  Sigh…

I am hoping we both can kick the colds this weekend, but I’m not holding out a lot of hope.  I know the cough has been hanging around for quite a long time for others.  So, I’m expecting it to continue into next week.  Sigh…