I feel like I just posted my last Thankful Thursday. But I remember now how these posts feel like your writing them back to back since they are posted just a week apart. But good thing for me, I am a very Thankful person so I will probably never run out things that I am thankful for or about. So, lets just get right to it….
Over the past few weeks I have been struggling with some serious insomnia. And then because of that mixed with going through early menopause, I have been sporting blood shot eyes everyday. It was so bad one day that my boss asked me if I had been crying, and then on another day he asked me if I was on drugs! I was completely mortified and embarrassed. Who knew that red, blood shot eyes and blurry vision were even a possible side effect of menopause in the first place. I know I had never heard of this. But the crazy thing is, I have an older girlfriend who is also going thru the change and her eyes are doing the same thing. I don’t know what I would do with Visine eyedrops! And sometimes they don’t even help. I look like I have been crying almost all the time now. So it’s been really hard to find time to take blog pictures or to film any videos. I literally have to put like 4-6 drops in each eye just so that I don’t look like satan…. LOL. So very thankful for Visine these days.
You guys know that I am ALWAYS thankful for my amazing husband and our dog Dax. (AKA “Stinky”) but lately I have been a little “extra thankful” for them both. Since I have been dealing with so many health issues, Allen has really stepped it up in the husband duties department. He is constantly tying to handle all of the laundry and cleaning, and he even cooks what he can. And I am not gonna lie, I am LOVING every minute of it. And it’s not that he has never helped in these departments before, because he has. But since he sees me physically struggling with things, he has just really stepped up to the plate and is always so eager to get things done for me. And I think that is a true testimony to his heart and love for me which says a lot about him as a man.
(These pics were taken with a disposable camera so please forgive the quality)
Then as for my little Stinky, he is over 10 years old now and lately I have been noticing just how old he is getting. He is still quite the playful little fella but he is sleeping more and more these days. I got Dax as a puppy when he weighed just 2 pounds! And it was at the height of our infertility struggle when we were just starting to face the facts that we might need some assistance in order to have a baby, or might not even be able to conceive at all. Just the thought of that terrified me and I was literally dying inside to be a Mother. I needed something to fill that hole in my heart and Dax was the answer. I didn’t know it at the time I got him, but that little guy has saved us both in so many ways. I know it may sound silly to some to think of a dog as your child, but when you are childless like us, and desperately want children, you will gladly parent your pets. So I was absolutely thrilled to get to potty train him by taking him outside every hour. And I was able to teach him to sit, lay and roll over before he was even 4 pounds. Without even knowing it, he was filling that void in our hearts. And totally changed our lives forever. The thought of loosing Dax just kills me. But I know that he’s not going to live forever. So we are just trying to keep spoiling him rotten for now and will continue to enjoy him as our little old man.
If you are a fellow blogger, or youtuber, then you know just how special it is to have people who read your blog or watch your videos regularly. Well I have recently been seeing the same beautiful faces popping up in my comments section and that makes my heart SO happy! I know that I am not the best blogger out there and that I am all over the place with my posting. So to know that a few of you actually stick with me in my chaotic blog space, is something that I am truly thankful for. I sincerely appreciate you being a part of my blog family.
I’m going to stop here because I could go all day with things I am thankful for. But I don’t want to scare you off or burn you out with my ramblings… But, from the bottom of my heart,
THANKS FOR BEING HERE, I am THANKFUL FOR YOU! <3