Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Thanksgiving is almost upon us. And, as always there is a lot to be grateful for. My husband had outpatient knee surgery today to repair a torn meniscus--they also removed some floating cartiledge. Not sure I spelled that one right and I'm a nurse. Ahh well--ortho is not what I do. I do mentally retarded and developmentally delayed children and have for the last 15 years. Sorta lost track of the other stuff. He has to do nothing but keep it elevated for the next 2 days with ice--he is allowed to weight bear and walk to the bathroon--kitchen--bed etc--only when necessary. He said even with the pain from the surgery--it feels better than it did--and that is a lot to be grateful for. We have a brand new healthy grandson to be grateful for--in fact between the 2 of us we have 12 healthy grandchildren to be grateful for. I have Mom who is healthier than I am and she is 82 and will be here for Thanskgiving. She is spending the night Wed. I am sure we will have a great visit. My husband's daughter will be here for Thanksgiving. I will be cooking--not what we originally had planned--but due to the surgery will be unable to travel to the restaurant we were going to. I am grateful I can cook. I am grateful I no longer work full time and don't have to work. I have worked a lot of Thanksgivings in the past. Life is good--and even when it isn't I can always find something to be grateful for. We spent Sunday and Monday at a funeral home and cemetery. A really good friend of ours lost her Husband on Wed. Came home from work and found him dead. Thank goodness she has a large loving family to support her. I am sure it will be a tough holiday for her--keep her in your prayers. Happy Tnaksgiving to all. Sorry no pics. Hope to once again be knitting next week.

1 comment:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Aw, Chris... please extend my sympathies to your friend. That is so hard to lose someone.

Thank you for the beautiful post of things to be thankful for. I love reading how positive things can come out of negatives. So glad that your husband's knee surgery has given some relief.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.