September 16 - What I'm Thankful for Today

@just4him (221199)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
September 16, 2020 7:07pm CST
Today was a very good day. I'm thankful for the pre-op appointment this morning, though I'm not happy I lost another quarter inch in a couple of weeks. The measurement came to 4'9.75". The rest of the appointment went well. The nurse did an EKG and checked the strength in my arms and legs. She was satisfied. They also found a large wax buildup in my right ear and flushed it out. I'm thankful for my son who unexpectedly brought home the best hot dog I know. Even a day old, it tasted awesome. He got me a cheese dog with fries. I asked him about getting me one yesterday, but I didn't expect he would. He's such a good son. I'm thankful he has the day off again today, so I still have the car. I need to get it back to him tomorrow after my Joint Camp appointment. That one will be for three hours, I think. I'm thankful the car control was an easy fix at AutoZone. The battery wasn't sitting properly. It stopped working yesterday after I brought the groceries in. I'm also thankful they didn't charge me anything for the easy fix. I'm thankful I have all my fitness goals met today. I have almost 19K steps today. My exercise minutes are 121. It was a very good day. I'm thankful I got the notifications finished earlier. I visited a few of you and learned about your day. I'll be getting them finished again before going to bed. I'm thankful for the work I did on Vendetta. I'm still working on an important scene in the book. Once I get this section reworked, everything should fall in place for me to finish the novel. That's my hope. I'm thankful the maintenance guy came and put the cover back on my A/C and changed a lightbulb in my office so I didn't need to get on the stepstool to do it. Okay, that's been my day. What are you thankful for today? Thanks for reading. The image belongs to me. The Botanical Gardens.
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@Nakitakona (35197)
• Philippines
17 Sep
I am thankful today that I have found a cheap van wiper's blade for I have replace the old pair of wipers blade which are alteady deformed and its frame has become rusty.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
I'm glad you replaced it.
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@Nakitakona (35197)
• Philippines
17 Sep
@just4him I did it under the pouring rain this afternoon.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
@Nakitakona That's determination.
@rakski (59597)
• Philippines
17 Sep
I am thankful for another day I wake up with my family. I am thankful for the appointment I have later hoping to address issues in my daughter's school. I am thankful for the good health. I am thankful for being here too. It is good that you have a good pre-op
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
I hope the appointment at your daughter's school goes well. I'm glad you are all healthy.
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@JWMILLER (2818)
• Westmoreland, Tennessee
17 Sep
Glad things are going well for you
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@rakski (59597)
• Philippines
17 Sep
@just4him I hope so too. Thank you
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@pjmurphy (1883)
• United States
17 Sep
I'm thankful for my wonderful day here in Tennessee.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
I'm glad you had a wonderful day.
@JWMILLER (2818)
• Westmoreland, Tennessee
17 Sep
I had a wonderful day too in Tennessee.
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@JWMILLER (2818)
• Westmoreland, Tennessee
17 Sep
I had a wonderful day too
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• United States
17 Sep
osteoporosis truly sucks :( my sweet momma went from 5'4" to now 4'7 1/4". gets tinier e'ery year. i call 'er my lil elfin angel :) auto zone 'tis purty good 'bout fixin' schtuff with no charge. couple other places here'n town who'll do the same fer those 'quick fixes', 's they call 'em. glad yer 'ppointment went well. shudder to think 'f 3 hour joint camp. not certain what that 'tis 'bout?? but reckon knowledge 'tis power 'n such'll be useful 'fter yer surgeries. bonus they found that wax'n removed such. makes ya off balance with such 'therwise. love that pic! i'm thankful fer sunshine'n warmth. that the waterlily i'd figured given'p with that cold snap decided to pop back out'n blossom. most likely the last 'f the year. e'en thankful fer the comic relief from a herd 'f feral kittens. thankful fer a guy with humor't consumer cellular, too. gotta get the hubs off the company phone (he 'fficially retired...) 'n that fella 'twas helpful'n we'd a nice lil chat whilst waitin' fer pages to load. seems they've some troubles with net speeds these days, too. thankful fer ponies that still whinny't me when they know i'm outdoors :) 'lways warms my heart to hear that.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
It was three hours of talking, first about the therapy, and then the surgery. Thank you. I'm glad you like the pic. I'm so glad you had a guy with a sense of humor taking care of your needs. So glad the ponies know when you're around and give you warm whinnies.
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• United States
18 Sep
@just4him oh my, i fear i'd prolly gotten'n trouble fer snorin' :) yer welcome. me, too. 'lthough 't seems my address 'tis not proper fer 'em to send me a phone, needs supervisor 'pproval. which's odd coz 'tis the same they send the bill. nobody e'er called me though'n i waited all danged day. love me those ponies!
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Sep
@crazyhorseladycx Actually, it was interesting. I didn't even nod off, which I will do if something is dry and uninteresting. That seems odd about the phone. Ponies to the rescue.
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@FayeHazel (33951)
• United States
17 Sep
Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing. That is a lot of exercise! And I could go for a hot dog and cheese fries myself :-)
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
Thank you. You're welcome. Yes, it was, and unlike other days, it wasn't hard to accomplish. Some days it feels like a struggle just to get an hour of exercise. It was very good.
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@FayeHazel (33951)
• United States
17 Sep
@just4him I feel you there. My goal , modestly enough, is (roughly) 30 minutes of exercise, 3 times a week OR meeting my step goal (which is current 6k steps) 3 times a week. Sometimes I have to force myself.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Sep
@FayeHazel I'm still not at my fitness goals for today, but I am doing well with the hourly goals. When I finish the notifications, I'll get my exercise and steps. Next week I know it will be impossible to get the steps and fitness goals, but I'll work on it as I can. Maybe I can get my 10K before surgery on Monday.
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@moonandstars (43481)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Sep
joint camp sounds fun i was thankful for a nice sleep the previous night.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
It's therapy for my knees. I don't know how much fun it will be. I'll find out today.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
19 Sep
@just4him o, i didn't get that. i hope it was bearable.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Sep
@moonandstars It was. It was all talk. The therapy will start next week after surgery.
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@moffittjc (90497)
• Gainesville, Florida
17 Sep
My daughter took me and her brother out for a nice sushi dinner tonight, for absolutely no reason at all other than she wanted to treat us to dinner. It was a very nice surprise. So I'm very thankful for having such a thoughtful daughter!
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
That was wonderful of her to do that.
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@moffittjc (90497)
• Gainesville, Florida
17 Sep
@just4him I think so too! I told her she should treat us to dinner every week! Lol
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Sep
@moffittjc You know that's not going to happen, right?
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@JudyEv (222742)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Sep
Goodness, you're still shrinking. I wonder if I am shorter than I was. I do think I stoop a little more although I try to remember to stand up straight.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
That was surprising. My son will definitely believe I'm a Hobbit now. I do my best to sit up straight. When I look at the illustration for the knee replacement, I hope I gain an inch back.
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@JudyEv (222742)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Sep
@just4him That would be a bonus, wouldn't it?
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
@JudyEv Yes, it would. The prosthesis as it's called is at least three quarters to an inch thick.
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• Rupert, Idaho
17 Sep
Sounds like a good day there getting your hot dog and them not charging to fix the issue at Autozone! I'm glad my grandpa got some answers; they have it narrowed down to 2 different things (although one is cancer)
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
I'm glad you're getting answers for your grandfather. Thank you.
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• Rupert, Idaho
17 Sep
@just4him No problem...and I am glad too. Hopefully they can get him in for the pet scan asap
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@CarolDM (95485)
• United States
17 Sep
An impressive list there. Thankful for the memories.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
Thank you. It's great to have memories.
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@TheHorse (113535)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Sep
Heh. I'm thankful that I got a few paragraphs written in my book today. I'm hoping to have another chapter "in the can" soon.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
That's great!
@Tampa_girl7 (41589)
• United States
17 Sep
Do you know why you are losing height ?
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
I'm losing cartilage. I know my knees are bone on bone. There's no cartilage left. I've been told the same happens with the vertebra.
@garymarsh6 (22102)
• United Kingdom
17 Sep
I am thankful you are soon to have your op! l love your photo how beautiful!
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
Thank you. I'm praying everything goes well. I'm glad you like the photo.
@jstory07 (94944)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Sep
That picture of the Botanical Gardens looks really nice.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
Thank you.
@wolfgirl569 (32981)
• Marion, Ohio
17 Sep
I was thankful to play outside a few times today. It was just right. Not hot and not cold.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
That's great you could play outside in the beautiful weather.
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@Dena91 (8334)
• United States
17 Sep
I like your picture. Glad that your doctor appointment went good and you enjoyed a hot dog. Auto Zone is great in helping with quick fixes. I had them attach a windshield wiper about a month or so ago for me. I didn't want to come home and fight with it like last time. He made it look so simple. I'm thankful the rain from Sally held off so I could mow at the church and Mike made it to his mom's tonight before it started falling. I'm thankful our loved ones in Alabama and Florida are okay though they have no power. Have a blessed evening.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
I'm glad they attached your windshield wiper. Yes, they make everything look easy. I'm glad you got the church mowed and Mike made it to his mom's before it started raining. I'm also glad your loved ones are safe.
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@JWMILLER (2818)
• Westmoreland, Tennessee
17 Sep
Good for you. We are having a wonderful life here.
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
I'm glad you are.
@RasmaSandra (35429)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Sep
As always thankful for being able to do my work, another day, and my health,
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@just4him (221199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep
Those are blessings.
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