Gratitude Sunday


  • I’m feeling: something mixed.  Happy to see another day, excited to really kick off my exercise routine this coming week but depressed to have to go back to my work environment tomorrow.
  • I’m listening to: the quiet of the neighborhood.
  • I’m thinking: of the tasks I want to complete by 1:00 pm today so I can have a good long relaxing afternoon,  of going to bed early in preparation for my first day back to work.
  • I’m looking forward to: finish playing catch up on my Mood blanket rounds today.  Jumping back in the saddle with spinning.
  • I’m learning: how to wait.
  • I’m enjoying: growing in my fiber arts skill-set.  It’s been a joy to knit and crochet this week past.  Now I want to cast on all the things!
  • I’m creating: a meal plan for the week.  The thing will be to stick to it.
  • I’m grateful for:  a NO CANCER PRESENT report based on the tissue sample testing from my last surgery.  To a cancer survivor that’s like saying “You’ve won a MILLION dollars!!!”    😀     The rest I’ve gotten while out on leave.  The signs that’s confirmed with no uncertain terms that I need to leave my current job.  Tamiko — who made herself my full-time nurse while I was on leave.   Daily renewal — life can be tough sometimes, but every new day is an opportunity to start again.
  • Around the house are: the scent of sweet and sour pork chops that were cooked overnight in my crock-pot, yarn skeins waiting to be caked to start projects, books needing to be read.
  • In my kitchen: sweet and sour pork chops, granny smith apple and strawberry bread, brown rice, steamed kale and bottles of “Happy” water (water with lemon slices, grated ginger, cucumber slices and mint leaves”).
  • I’m planning later in the coming week to: finally mail my tax returns.  It’s a good thing I don’t owe.  Oye vey!  This happens every year.  Do some serious budget crunching.   Put some time in on my Flax sweater.  Finish two projects for my HPKCHP classes.  Go clothes shopping with a gift card I got from participating in a wellness program.   Start spinning again.
  • My quote/verse for the upcoming week is:

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  • I’m wishing you: the very best of Sundays and a wonderful week ahead.


12 thoughts on “Gratitude Sunday

  1. kate June 10, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    That’s wonderful, wonderful news 😀 and no cancer certainly trumps the dreaded taxes! Playing with yarn, cooking up good food… all good for the soul. All the best to you…. Kate

    • Nicky June 11, 2014 / 6:38 pm

      Thank you Kate. I really do feel blessed despite all that’s been happening.

  2. Preeti June 10, 2014 / 11:11 am

    Yay, yay, yay for no cancer present! Have a good week ahead 🙂 Oh yeah, I totally pick books by their cover and then when I keep getting stuck in chapter one, I wonder why, hehe!

    • Nicky June 11, 2014 / 6:39 pm

      Yay indeed! Me and my family were overwhelmed beyond words. It’s a “load off” that I can’t stop thanking God and smiling about. 😀

      P.S. at the reading situation … I’m so evil, I fell out my chair laughing at that comment. 😀

  3. Tracey June 9, 2014 / 7:42 am

    I hope your day back to work today is a peaceful one and you can leave there today with a smile on your face.
    I haven’t finished our taxes yet, sigh.

    • Nicky June 9, 2014 / 5:53 pm

      Thanks for your well-wishes but it wasn’t. 😀 But no mind, I survived. Went back to find out that I’ve been named in a lawsuit but I’m so over that job I can’t stay mad.

      As for the taxes … I know, I know! I started mine in January. Just finished them. So glad I don’t owe on them or I’d cry.

      • Tracey June 11, 2014 / 7:05 am

        I’m so sorry Nicky. Sometimes I just don’t understand people, but I hope you know I’m always praying for you!

        • Nicky June 11, 2014 / 6:09 pm

          And I thank you so very much for doing so. ❤

  4. Opal June 8, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Glad to see that you are doing well and you are in my prayers daily. Are you back at work? If you lived closer, I’d be dropping by with prepared dishes. 🙂

    • Nicky June 9, 2014 / 5:54 pm

      I know you’d be doing me that kindness and more. I went back to work today. Thank you so much for your prayers; not going to lie, I need them.

  5. denise/snoopy June 8, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    Absolutely thrilled about the cancer: all-clear diagnosis. WHEW! And I’m enjoying your progress on your mood blanket, as well as how lovely your plants are growing! So inspiring!

    • Nicky June 9, 2014 / 5:55 pm

      D, me and you both! I thank God in the most way for that … I really am relieved.

      As for the blanket, I’m just over the moon about it. So glad to be caught up now I can pace myself cause those rounds are getting lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng!!!!

      The “garden” is definitely making my heart glad.

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