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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Thankful Thursday


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Things I am thankful for this week, in no particular order.

**my church family...we had such a good service Sunday and just enjoyed being with everyone and then last nights Bible Study was really interesting and again just such a good time being together and discussing God's word.

**retirement...although I must say, everyone was right.  How in the world did I have time to go to work for 8 hours a day.  I have barely been home during the day, except last Thursday we stayed home and that was really wonderful.  I'm starting to get a few things accomplished and that feels really good.  I'm really not on a schedule but trying to get at least one thing done a day towards my goals.

**church...I've been working on the nursery at church.  We haven't had any littles in quite awhile, so the nursery has gone downhill a little.  I've got a dollhouse at home that I'm going to donate.  My dad made it and it's pretty indestructible and I plan to get some new furniture and a little doll family for it.  I'm excited to get it out of my house (since my girls are now 27 and 30, I think it's time) and maybe I'm stepping out in faith that we'll get some children again here.

**church...I'm also working on making myself a little office at church.  I'm trying to come in one day a week and help hubby with some clerical stuff and some other things I want to do.  This room really hasn't been used for anything since my daughter used it to do her home school stuff when she came to work with her dad.  So I'm cleaning it up and taking over her office.  lol

**freedom...It's nice to have free time that I can be with others.  Last week my mother-in-law had eye surgery and I was free to go with hubby to take her for the surgery and then the next day I took her to her 24 hour check-up.  I never could have done that before as I would have been at work.  It was so nice to have that extra time with her.  And then yesterday, we took my sister to an eye appointment as she was having some pain and redness in her eye and I'm thankful to have been able to go along for that.

**great nephew...He is home!!  And I got to go see him last Friday, which was totally awesome.  He is absolutely adorable and doing well.  Thanks for all your prayers. 

**Chronological Bible...still enjoying this so much.

I'm just so thankful for all of God's blessings, big and small.  So what are you thankful for this week?

I'm also thankful for you coming to visit and I hope you have a blessed day.



  1. I'm so happy you're fully enjoying retirement! Every now and then I still reflect, "How in the world did I work full time and still manage?" Today I'm thankful for a call from our home healthcare nurse who's coming to remove Tom's PICC lines on Monday. No more infusions, yeay!

  2. Ahhh... retirement!! You shared a lovely thankful list, Cathy! Having a great church and church family is just the best! xo

  3. What a great list of all the blessings from the week. I'm loving that you love retirement! I am so happy that you have the gift of time now. I had a feeling you would fill up your days pretty quickly! I hope some little ones come into your nursery again soon! I would say it's always good to take a step in faith. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  4. So happy for you to be embracing your retirement so happily already! Sounds like you have adapted quite well and quickly! I love to hear all the wonderful things you are able to do with your family and hubby and church. I know you will be filled with new joy over these special times with special people. Love this. Happy Retirement!!!

  5. I'm so glad you are enjoying that freedom & retired life. you know you're making us all so jealous who are sitting in a job right now - LOL

  6. So many things to be thankful for. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Beautiful post! So happy your great nephew is home and so happy you have so many wonderful things to be thankful for!!!! HUGS

  8. That is nice how you can make an office for yourself at church. I am sure your hubby appreciates it! Enjoy your weekend!


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