I'm thankful this morning for prescription muscle relaxers. For more than a month now I've been struggling with lower back pain which I suspected was muscular. While these little tablets make me rather sleepy I appreciate what they've done so far.
I'm thankful for hot coffee as I struggle to wake up because I think I've slept better recently than I have in weeks. It's too bad it's probably because of the muscle relaxers.
I'm thankful for the time we had last week at my daughter's Convocation. One of the graduates was receiving a Doctorate in Theology from the Lutheran Seminary which as attached to the school. Her robes were really beautiful. That is one thing I enjoyed seeing: the different robes that PhD's get, depending on the school. I was thankful for the family meal we had later. There was a lot of laughter and a reminder of how weird we all are.
I'm thankful for not getting too much wind during Hurricaine Sandy. Places north of us were hit with higher winds. We just had a lot of wind and rain. Squarespace, my blog host, has been able to stay live even though they are in Manhattan and the basement where their generators are is flooded. The crews have been making trips to re-fuel the generators in order to keep online. It's pretty impressive.
I'm thankful for encouraging emails from wonderful ladies I'm priviledged to blog with.
I'm thankful that my daughter and son are both coming home tonight. Older son can't come this weekend, but he was here recently. It means I won't get as much reading done as I'd like, but I love to have them come home.
I'm thankful for the book of Titus, which I have just begun teaching. I'm using a commentary on all the Pastoral Epistles, written by Bill Mounce. It's more technical than I would like, but it's very helpful, and it helps me see two things: I have so much to learn and I really need to pray as I prepare, that I would not be careless with the Word.