I am thankful for so much this week, things that are random but when added up are so important. Only two bad headaches.........now that is an improvement. I have a wonderful acupuncturist who came in to work on me on her day off because when she saw me last week I was in such bad shape. She has made a world of difference and I am so, so thankful for her help and her dedication.
I am thankful that the bulk of my paperwork is done for the month. Which allowed me to work on gathering years of information on Little Buddy that was needed. We need to get him more help and to do that I need to get as much information on him as I can. I am blessed to have a wonderful adoption advocate helping me to know what forms and evaluations are needed. I got all of it done on Friday and it will be on the way for her to review tomorrow.
I am thankful that tomorrow I get to start helping a baby I have been trying to get services for for two months. Finally she has been approved and we can start to help straighten her out and help her feel safer in her wee little body.
I am thankful my two oldest sons are enjoying their jobs. Mr. 22 is scaring people at Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando and loving every minute of it. You never thought you would ever receive a text like this, "Mom I love my job, I made a woman pee herself!" And frankly be proud of your son for doing this!
I am thankful Little Buddy is still loving getting in the pool and swimming. It is such wonderful exercise for him.
I am thankful I got to see two new blooms on my hibiscus tree. They often bloom during the week when I am unable to get out to see them. If you want to see something incredible please visit my friend Janice over at A Positive Outlook. She took a photo of my hibiscus flower and turned it into a quilt. I'm not kidding! She is so talented you have to go over and see the amazing work she did.
I am thankful for a successful week three at horse therapy. Some of you wondered how it helps Little Buddy. It is an amazing way to relax the muscles in the legs, pelvis and trunk, all of which are tight on my little guy. It helps with core strength and his anxiety. The bond with horses is just amazing, they seem to know that a little one has special needs and they are so calm and still. The child can bond with this gorgeous animal and feel safe. It is incredible for all kids but especially those with delays, muscle issues and those on the autistic spectrum. This horse is 20 years old and was abused, look at her now helping others.
I was determined to get my latest baby blanket done this weekend. I had the last grey stripe to go and boy did I work hard to get it complete. It has not been my favorite project, to be honest I am over baby blankets after completing four this year. And this is a big one, 40 inches by 40 inches. Made with We Are Knitters The Cotton yarn in the color Pearl, which is gray/beige but looks really gray in these pictures, and natural. I used a size J hook and almost 1,120 yards to make the blanket. It will be mailed off to my new great nephew who is coming sometime in December.
Can I just say I am thankful for this little one and leave it at that? Really what more needs to be said, he is my heart if that isn't too dramatic.
And of course these two, who could forget them? They are way over due for a hair cut and are as crazy as ever even though next month they will be two.
I am thankful for a car I have fixed up this past week with new brakes, spark plugs and a battery. And they fixed my crazy key that kept getting stuck in the ignition. I am thankful we have not all gone crazy with the news that bombards us daily. I am thankful that next month the temps just might start to cool off here in Florida. I am thankful for the latest Louise Penny book my dear friend Holly gave me to read. She went on a trip and went to Louise Penny's home town and brought me back a lovely gift from the local book store, I will show it to you soon. Oh, and I am thankful for raspberries, they are so delicious!
And my friends I am thankful for all of you. Where would we be without friends to help us through life?
Have a great week.