Thankfully Returning

20 Sep
Thankfully Returning

Ahoy me hearties! Rumors of my demise have been misleading you into believing I no longer existed! Fact is I have been on a hiatus of sorts; from writing, blogging, interacting, even Facebook. I went through a few weeks of just general disinterest in everything. First all my PC died and I haven’t had the money to fix it but that’s just a convenient excuse because I do have my iPad that I can use but I wasn’t even interested in it. Now that my e-mail is over flowing with notifications I suppose it’s time for me to dust off my reading spectacles and start seeing what everyone has had to say while I was unplugged.

After careful consideration, I decided what better way to return than the wonderful, supportive, awesome group that Ten Things of Thankful always is! When I was thinking about blogging again, I realized I had several things that had happened that I had reason to be thankful for—-so, here goes—-

1. My dear darling son is turning into a really awesome young man so there will be more than one of my ten things that will be about him. The first one has to do with his health. Long story short, he is a Type 1 diabetic. He started using an insulin pump 6 months ago and this week was the first time he saw his doctor since then. His A1C level, which measures the glucose in your bloodstream over a period of time, dropped from 8.4 to 6.4 in the six months! That is incredible and I was so happy to see that! His target has always been 7 since his diagnoses 3 1/2 years ago!

2. Continuing with his good news is he has a new girlfriend. Her name is Donna and she is cute and they make a cute couple. It all started a few weeks ago when he took a hat to school with him for an outdoor field trip. When he got back to the school she saw him and wanted to wear his hat which she did for a week before she gave it back. Now it’s “official” that they are a couple! Young love, ain’t it grand!

3. He is in band again this year and I am thankful he has found a group that he is accepted in and has such a great time with. His girlfriend is in band too so there’s that.

4. His final bit of goodness is he got voted to be one of the student body reps on the Student Council at school. The little stinker didn’t even say anything about it till Friday when I woke him up for school and he said he needed to be there a little early cause he had “something to do”. I asked him on the way to school what he had to do and he told me. I think it’s wonderful and a great responsibility!

5. Dear darling hubby and I have a friend that we have known close to 20 years that recently, unexpectedly needed a place to stay. We don’t have a lot of room but we were not going to leave him with nowhere to go. We have plenty of room for him to store his stuff such as his tools and such outside in our barn/workshop so now instead of just my 2 guys to take care of, I have 3!

6. I went back to work part time and it has actually been a pretty good experience so far. It’s been many years since I worked in retail but the company I’m working for and the crew I work with are fun to be around and makes the days go smoother.

7. One of the unexpected benefits of my new job is that I have lost some weight! Last time I weighed (and I generally avoid scales) I was down 15 pounds! It might not sound like much but all my jeans are getting loose so I take it as a win!

8. With the added income, the bills are paid but with the added expense of gas and extra groceries for lunches, I’m still broke most of the time. But bills being paid is a burden off mind.

9 & 10. I’m going to combine these cause they are the same thing only twofold. This one is trust. Trust that my dear darling hubby know s I will support him just as he will support me in anything we want to do to help other people. Our friend wasn’t sure how I would react to having an unexpected houseguest but hubby knew that I would be on board for whatever needed to be done. The other trust is between my dear darling son and me. As he approaches the dreaded teenage years, he has so far proven to me that I can trust him to make smart decisions when it comes to online things and such and I am giving him the freedom and trust that he has earned. We share the iPad so if he leaves something open and I pick it up, I just close whatever is open without snooping. But he also knows if I have any suspicions, I won’t hesitate to pry. But on the same hand, he also respects my privacy on things on the iPad. So trust is a wonderful thing especially with kids.


Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Blog hops, The Dear Darlings


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11 responses to “Thankfully Returning

  1. Twindaddy

    September 20, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Hooray for all that good news! And welcome back!

  2. fangboner1

    September 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    So many wonderful things on this list. Type 1 is a hard one to find balance for. That is excellent. Fifteen pounds is amazing. I have lost about the same amount and it is wonderful.

  3. The Regular Guy NYC

    September 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Good to see you back. Congrats on the 15 lb weight loss! That is awesome! Keep it up. I know it’s not easy but I bet it feels better knowing those pants are getting looser.

    Also, yesterday was national Talk Like A Pirate Day! Arrrrggggg!

  4. zoebyrd

    September 20, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    WELCOME BACK!!!! Its nice to see you here! Cool for the cool kid and new girlfriend… new work never results in minus 15 for me! excellent for you!!!!

  5. lrconsiderer

    September 21, 2014 at 12:59 am

    HOORAY! I’m glad you’re back 😀

    I am very interested to hear how well the insulin pump has gone. Aside from the YAY! factor, I know Husby’s thinking of trying to get one, so I’m glad to hear it’s effective 🙂

    Well done you for providing sanctuary for your friend, and YAY for the work and the bills being paid and the weight loss. WIN WIN WIN!

  6. Michelle Liew

    September 21, 2014 at 8:32 am

    From the video convo I had with you some time ago on the vid chats, your boy struck me as a son to be proud of. A charming young man who has an equally charming mum! – Michelle

  7. Sandy Ramsey

    September 21, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I am so glad to see you! I wondered where you were but I completely understand having to take a step back. I can’t think of a better way to make a comeback…and this list! It’s terrific! I’m so glad your son’s health is good. I know that has to be a relief. A girlfriend? How old is he again? My son has had a gaggle of girls texting and calling him and he’s 10. I’m thinking it’s a little early for all that! You’re a good person to help a friend in need. But of course I already knew that.
    Finally, trust. Definitely a good thing!
    Glad to see you again, Melissa!

  8. Sarah

    September 22, 2014 at 1:42 am

    15 pounds sounds like much to me! Congrats on that and your job and having such good relationships!

  9. valj2750

    September 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Congratulations on all the good things in your life. Trust is one of the most important ones. I’d LOVE to lose 15 pounds. Good for you. There is a great feeling when the bills can be paid without too much anxiety. I hear you, there. I’m relatively new to the link-up. It’s nice to connect.

  10. Michelle

    September 23, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Congratulations on the weight loss! And you are so right about the ‘trust’.


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