1. First things first. I seldom mention anything medical here on Willow's Cottage blog. But I decided to write about a recent surgery I had because it is truly a blessing. Last week, I had a cataract surgery on one of my eyes, and this next week I will be having the same surgery on my other eye. All has gone very well, according to my doctors. I have remembered to put in ALL THE EYE DROPS so far, sometimes as many as eight during a day. I am thankful that the surgery has been so successful, that I have recovered quickly, and that my eyesight is already improved.
2. There are all kinds of restrictions on activities and movements after eye surgery. I may not lift heavy things. I may not lean over (for a month!). I am thankful for a very kind and patient husband who comes over and picks up that thing I dropped and can't get. I am getting lots of 'lower body exercises' by doing squats to NOT lean over but get down to pick stuff up. I am also thankful that I have very dexterous feet. Did you know that you can use your toes to grab things like towels, shirts and even knitting needles from the floor? I'm thankful I'm agile enough to then move my leg up (think yoga poses) and catch what I've gotten with my toes.
3. My sister-in-law loaned me her Kindle to read two books that our local library didn't have in paper form. She was able to check them out digitally so I could read those two books in a series of murder mysteries. I'm thankful for a great and thoughtful sister-in-law (The Professor's sister).
4. Remember BYOD? That's Bring Your Own Dinner. We have long long time close friends who we love to get together with. But we all got tired of 'what shall we eat/cook?', so we choose our own food from a restaurant, get it 'to go' (that's American for take away) and meet up at one of our houses. No cooking, minimal clean up. We did BYOD this week with our friends and the four of us chatted for HOURS. I'm thankful that God brought this friend to me when I was eighteen and she was nineteen and that we have remained friends all these years (The
5. In April, a friend picked up some nasturtium seeds from the ground under a beautiful plant. She gave me two of them and I planted them in a pot. One sprouted and now I have this amazing and unusual flower. I'm thankful for the beauty God provides every day in my garden!
How was your week? What are you thankful for?