Tag: thanks

Update on My Condition

I just wanted to do a quick update on my condition.  While I am still in a lot of pain I am seeing improvement each day.  Yesterday I went out of my apartment for the first time in days and that felt good.  I pushed myself a bit too hard at the grocery store (especially carrying up those bags!  Stupid me!).   I am working on discovering the balance between managing my pain and pushing myself to heal.  Tomorrow I am going to meet with my trainer Michelle, and she is going to have some exercises and stretches designed to alleviate my pain and get me back on my feet quickly.  I am sure it will be difficult but I can do it.

The medicines the doctor gave me help a lot but I’d like to be off them by tomorrow.  We will see!

I am so grateful for everyone that has been kind to me over the past few days.  The visits, calls,emails, posts have been overwhelming.  How did I get so blessed? If there is anything I can do for you don’t hesitate to ask.  I owe a lot of people favors after this week!  I can also sense all those prayers given in my behalf.  If you had told me on Friday I’d feel the way I do today I wouldn’t have believed you.  Thanks goodness!

I will continue to keep everyone up-to-date but hopefully it will be all up, up, up, from here.

Seriously I have the best friends and family- thank you!


Things I am Thankful for Part II

So last Thanksgiving I posted 25 things I am thankful for– a list enompssing all of the easy gratitudes including family, friends, music, work, my apartment and more.  I have decided to make this  a tradition, so each year it will get increasingly difficult but hopefully more meaningful as well.  To aid in this endeavour I have also been posting a “Today I am thankful for..” facebook status each day for the last month or so.  Here goes!


I am grateful for…

1. Anna being in Utah.  We have spent a ton of time together and I’ve enjoyed all of it!

2. Festival of Trees- I love the opportunity I’ve had this year to volunteer.

3. Visits from and with friends- this year I have been able to see Raelene, Emily (3 times!), Julia and Camille to name a few.

4. Visiting teachers- Mine come and it is great!

5. Hot tubs. Nothing more relaxing.

6. Creative movies- this year has been particularly rich with Up, 500 days of summer, and Where the Wild things Are.

7. Literacy- I can’t contemplate a life without reading.

8. My computer- sometimes I feel glued to it but its hard to imagine life without it.

9. Great teachers- I had some fantastic ones growing up and in college.

10. Financial security with an uncertain time.

11. Priesthood blessings. It is a power that is so comforting.

12. Greek and Icelandic yogurt. Delicious, creamy and low in calories.

13. Cute accessories- I love making an outfit special.

14. My Madame Alexander doll collection.

15. Reality Television- I know it is scripted and ridiculous but I still enjoy it.  Particularly Project Runway.

16. Great Roommates- I have been blessed this year with Sunnie and Jenni.

17. A perfect starry sky. Now I just need to find someone to share it with!

18. Successful parties.  I have had enough bad ones to be grateful for the ones that work!

19.  Board games- favorites are Cranium, Scategories, Scrabble and Boggle.

20. Flu shots and antibacterial gel/lotion.  I hate being sick!

21. Loving Grandparents that I have had the privilege of spending time with and knowing.

22.  My cousins- particularly the ones I am closest too.  My parents always made it a priority for us to spend time together.

23.  The Ocean.  I will live by the ocean sometime in my life.

24.  The Prophet- President Thomas S. Monson.

25. Temple covenants and the comfort of knowing I will be with my family forever.


There are so many blessings I can’t begin to list them all.  Next year I am sure I will have a whole new set!  I love you all and am thankful for your support this year.  Happy Thanksgiving!