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Thankful Sunday





What are you thankful for this week? Oh my GOSH, there are so many things to be thankful for I hope you at least can find a hand full!

We are having the BEST weather here on the beach, lots of sunshine and gentle sea breezes. We made it over to our community garden to take out the old and put in the new. Out came the winter kale, collards, turnips, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and spinach. We replaced it with 2 kinds of baby potatoes, tomatoes, shelling peas, scallions, radishes, carrots, strawberries and leeks. We have a few empty spaces that will be planted over the next couple of weeks.


And everything is in bloom! Lilacs, Lavender, Wisteria, our berries, Daylilies, fruit trees and more!








One of the most interesting things that happened this week was a "magical" call from my  oral surgeon Dr. Janette in San Luis Obispo that I HIGHLY recommend if you are looking for someone. I had a tooth removed last October and it was going to be replaced with an implant. Only thing was, he didn't want to see me for 6 months after the extraction to allow the gum and bone to heal. That would end up being the middle of April, after our official retirement date of April 1, 2017. We tried to talk him into it sooner telling him our insurance was going to run out but he said we didn't want to rush this and indeed, that is true. For the best outcome we decided to do what he said and come back on our appointment date. Meanwhile, I had another appointment with my regular dentist in February and he said he thought everything was healed fine and I should call the oral surgeon and set something up earlier. Again I decided to do as I were told. With our dental insurance changing April 1, we would be having to pay more of the deductible amounts making this "fix" pretty expensive. Then my oral surgeons office called out of the blue on March 28th asking if I could make a consult appointment on the 29th. Of course! I'm thinking maybe, just maybe he could get this part completed while we are still on our old, and good insurance! So he said my gum was ready and he could squeeze me in on Friday the 31st! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!! I sat in that chair more thankful than you can ever imagine!  I paid that day for my portion of the work and the implant was completed perfectly on March 31. I can only believe that things happen for a reason in God's perfect timing.


 No, its not a painting, its the view out his patient waiting room!! Gorgeous and relaxing huh?




My Birthday is April 1st. Yes, I could have the implant or I could eat a big dinner out followed by cake and the works. It was worth it to me to just wait on the Birthday part a bit longer. I am thankful he got me in before the new insurance and whether that was really accidental or not, I don't care! Today I'm sporting a pretty good bruise on my cheek and one on my arm from the general anesthesia and I don't care about that either. I am one thankful girl!! I feel like I got the biggest Birthday present EVER by being able to save so much money.

For my Birthday this year I didn't request a bunch of "stuff". I wanted a sweet little bedroom put back together again in my home. This little bedroom has been in storage now for maybe 5 or 6 years. We move the furniture so my daughter and her little family could come home for a while and when they moved, we just took our darn sweet time to get everything back over here. Now that we are retired, we have more time and less money so we're hoping to downsize the storage shed enough to get a smaller one or maybe eventually, none at all. This little bedroom was the start. So bright and early on Saturday morning, my kids and their spouses came over to haul things to and from our storage shed and brought over all the pieces so we could put the room back together once again. I am overjoyed!! That little room made me so happy! I'll be sharing some pictures when I get it just right.

I think I'm even thankful for being able to eat all things cold and soft like yogurt, popsicles, smoothies and fruit. My family is taking good care of me and allowing me to rest and recover and it won't be long before I'm able to eat like normal. Then I'm really going to celebrate!! 

Sunday is a good day to reflect on your week, looking for those times you were blessed. Saying thank you to our Creator for all that is going on in our lives, both good and even the things we think are bad. Be thankful everyday!!






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