Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for our local public library. I am especially thankful that they have improved their website so that I can log-in, search for books, and request them to be pulled from the shelves and waiting for me when I run errands in the afternoon.

The season is changing. Once again, March is proving to be a lion. We’ve had lots of thunderstorms and rain lately. But, on the bright side, it’s turning everything that lush green color I love so much. As we move into spring, I am on guard against allergy and asthma issues. We are stocked up on our medications and inhalers. I am thankful that we are all healthy and feeling well.

On a personal note, the Lord has been very kind to me in that I have felt good the last week or two. My mind and thought processing has seemed more clear than in the recent past. Our school days are moving along smoothly (for the most part). I have tried very hard to be more disciplined about making sure the kitchen is tidy before I turn in for the night; it is a little thing that has made a big impact. Karl reminded me a few weeks ago that I used to be a very structured and disciplined person. Other than having four children in four years, I don’t know what could have happened to change all that structured way of living. While our school time is structured, my time outside of doing school has not been. I am thankful that the Lord has helped me with that these last few weeks and I pray for more grace to do it in the future.

I am thankful for Karl. His job doesn’t require a lot of physical exertion, but it does demand mental acuity and complex problem-solving skills. This week has been especially stressful for him, not because of any computer issues he’s had to process (he LOVES problem-solving), but because it has required more personal one-on-one interaction with the group he manages; it’s time for annual reviews. But he comes home, usually wearing a smile, and still has energy to listen to me and our four little people all vying for his attention. I’m glad I married him.

3 Comments on “Thankful Thursday

  1. I was a real neat freak before we began homeschooling. When we started, I always felt annoyed at the mess that crept up, and it bothered me that I could no stay on top of things. I realized that it was a season of life, and I softened a bit. I always say that the Lord had me homeschool so I wouldn’t drive everyone crazy.

    You will get your organization back when you have more time. I have so much more time for that now, and it’s nice. And I understand how you feel about a messy kitchen at night. I don’t like waking up to a dirty kitchen.


  2. Libraries are certainly something to be thankful for… I get most of my reading material from there, because I usually can’t decide if I like something enough to buy it before reading it! Once I’ve read it and like it, THEN I buy it.


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