Love & Loathe — 11/24/10 (early)

I find myself in an odd place this Thanksgiving. I had to take a couple days off from work to have a minor surgery, and my doctor has ordered me out of commission for the next few days to recover… which means I’m unable to attend dinner with the family tomorrow. I’ve given my slave husband orders to bring me home some turkey and stuffing. Really, out of all the bounty prepared, those are my favorite things of it all — turkey and stuffing. Not even the desserts compare. I know, you’re gasping in shock right now!

The meds they have me on make me quite sleepy, so my wish for naps and resting has been granted in a very big way. Which is why I’m writing now, because I may very well be sleeping tomorrow away. Huzzah!
How much of my yesterday was spent, note Tug’s possessive paw on my chin?

Since it’s Thanksgiving, instead of writing loves and loathes, I’ll just share some of the things that I’m thankful for this year.

* I’m incredibly thankful for having a wonderful husband in my life. He is sensitive, thoughtful, intuitive, responsive, responsible, loving and attentive. He makes me feel cared about, loved and safe, He is also prone to fits of goofyness, and his lack of self-consciousness is not only an inspiration to me, it’s also something that garners spontaneous laughter that just bubbles right out of my soul. I love this man that I’m married to so very much.

* My close friends. I’ve said it before, but it’s so very true: Having a support system in place is critical to get through the highs and lows of life. Isolating myself, even though that’s usually my natural instinct, is the exact wrong thing to do. For those of you who have offered words of wisdom, or support, or “just the right thing at the right time” — you are more appreciated by me than I could ever express.

* Having a job. Every day I wonder why I am where I am. I wonder why they seem to like me so much. I never, ever take for granted that I have somewhere to go every day and that I get a pay check. I do like my pay check. I always try to start the day like it’s a new job, that there will be new things to learn and expect the unexpected. When I have that attitude, I find it’s much easier to take the changes that seem to come at such a rapid fire pace.

* The basics of life. Having a home to live in with appliances that work, in a safe neighborhood, with (for the most part) great neighbors. Pets that are healthy and some that are working their way back to health. A car that is fun to drive and reliable. Beautiful plants in my back yard that I nurture and they, in return, give me so much joy.

* My health. This is something that I’ve not always had and I’m so pleased that, for the most part, I’m healthier than I’ve ever been in my life. I attribute it to two things — first, I found an exercise that I love to do. When I take my weekly day off from swimming, I miss it sooooo badly and can’t wait to get back in the pool the next day. Second, raw milk. Seriously. Unpasteurized milk has so many health benefits. (Link to read if interested.)

* Doctors that I respect and trust almost implicitly. I will never, ever stop asking questions, not after all I’ve been through with incompetent doctors, but the doctors I have now are either one step ahead of me and answer my questions before I ask them, or patiently answer my questions, and sometimes have changed the course of treatment to meet my requests… which means the respect is mutual. To finally have excellent doctors is a huge blessing.

* Fun socks. I know, this is so silly after all the Big, Serious, Deep things I’ve listed. But wearing fun or crazy socks under a conservative business suit is a fun little spot of happy in my day. Today? Cornucopias. Tomorrow? Turkeys.

With that, I wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving, filled with all the people and food that you love. If you’re in a part of the world where Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated tomorrow, I still wish you lots of food and time with loved ones.

Lots of love,
Jammie J.



Filed under Health/Endo, I feel Glad, I have Family, I have Friends, Love/Loathe, Sometimes I Sleep

18 responses to “Love & Loathe — 11/24/10 (early)

  1. Cat

    *hugs* I hope you rest up and feel better soon!

    Also.. what font are you using on this blog now? It is so aesthetically pleasing to me I am almost drooling.

    yes, I get crazy over typeface… sigh.

    Had my thanksgiving last month, but I am thankful for so much every day of the year. I just like the extra time off for the “official” thanks day. Hee!

    • Oh dear, I’m not actually sure what the font is called. I can’t remember and I can’t find where it says what it is…. something from Typekit. WordPress automatically set it up once I enrolled.

      It is good to be thankful for things… even just fonts… hehe

  2. grrrace

    I love your new font!!! It’s fontalicious πŸ˜€ hehe.

    Happy thanksgiving, darling!

    I’m so thankful for you!


  3. Take it easy- you can have turkey any ol time! Happy Thanksgiving to you both & to the fishies and kitties too!

  4. Hope you enjoyed your turkey and stuffing. Get better quickly and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Yes, turkey and stuffing was delicious! We have a 2nd turkey in the freezer. Grocery store had a buy one, get one free deal. We were all over that!
      Can you believe the weekend’s here already?

  5. py

    Thank you for your wishes, and for sharing the wonderful things that you are grateful about. Each day is a blessing. Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. I am so thankful for you and hope you had the most restful, relaxing Thanksgiving imaginable! I’m also very thankful for your new font! πŸ™‚

  7. Nanner

    Hope you are recovering with the help of Tug and the rest of your magnificent family. Turkey! Dressing! Your cup runneth over. Be blessed in all that you do, my friend.

  8. I hope you are feeling much much better by this time—Saturday the 27th…! And a belated Happy Thanksgiving, my dear.

    You have gone “black” since I was here last, and I must confess, I find it almost impossible to read—Old Eyes don’t do well with black backgrounds….Sorry about that, my dear….I wish these old eyes were still young—But, they aren’t! (lol)

    Anyway……Have a lovely Holiday Season! And be “well”!

    • I’m terribly sorry you found the dark difficult to read, but thank you for your honest feedback! I’m trying out different things over here, so please know that your feedback is always welcome. I want you to visit.


  9. I love love love the new font-age. Its adorable!

    Happy Thanksgiving sweetie, like nearly a week late, but better late than never? I hope…..

    I need to call you. I will call you… Like in a few minutes hopefully.

    • Thanks for the feedback on the font. I’m thinking of trying some other fonts, too, as I think this one may be hard to read sometimes? Not sure…

      So glad for your call the other night. *muwah*