Day 272 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Blog/ Living Through the Pain – There is always something to be grateful for.

Today sadly, I woke up in a great deal of physical pain. I had difficulty moving, My back, feet, and shoulders were getting the best of me. I decided to no do much of anything as I wanted to be OK to have lunch with a dear friend. I moved a few items out of the garage and in to the trash bin.

Then, I collected items that needed to go to school. I found another TE at home and had to return it. I also took up two school letterman jackets I will no longer need. I left them in the teacher workroom for anyone who would like to have them. I also dropped off a couple of school logo t-shirts for the taking. I picked up a few of my personal staplers and a one of my many three hole punches. I purchased so many items for my classroom over the years. Hopefully the next teacher will enjoy having my items. 

  I came home and worked on adding tags and categories to more of my oldest blogs. It takes me quite a long time to re-read the blog and then complete the task at hand. It is a stroll down memory lane. My next task was to prepare boxes to be sent off to family and friends. I foolishly thought I could get it done before my lunch appointment. No such luck.

I left my chore and ventured to a city in the next county. We decided to meet at The Cheesecake Factory.  It is my favorite place because of the vast and varied menu. It has been too long since we were able to get together and talk the afternoon away. We had an awesome time sharing our thoughts, experiences, and lives. We actually had room to split a piece of decadent chocolate cheesecake. I never get to do this as my spouse doesn’t share my love of chocolate.           

When I returned home my grandson had arrived. He and my spouse were shooting the breeze. He looked barely awake, a common ailment for a fifteen year old. I offered to make lunch for them and much to my delight he wanted a big salad. He is very adventurous when it comes to salads, which is not common. We played with the dog and then I took a nap. I was still in great deal of  pain.   

We played chess and checkers for a great deal of the afternoon. Then he opened the gift bag I made him for the end of the year. I found a Fortnight Monopoly game for him. He told me had seen it the day before and debated purchasing it. Score one for me. It is not easy buying for a fifteen year old. He liked the rest of the items but was unsure of the book I found for him. I know once he starts it he will enjoy it. SO I made him a deal. Why I made dinner he had to choose any five scenarios and read them to me. We laughed at the funny ones he chose. My favorite was how to survive jumping off a building in to a dumpster. Certainly everyone should know how to do this. 


We had steaks, corn on the cob, cauliflower with cheese, and the requested second salad. I was sure it would be way too much food, silly me. I forgot that teenagers are bottomless pits. He requested and had an ice cream sandwich immediately after eating. I have no doubt he will need a fourth meal before bedtime.   

After cleaning up I asked Z1 to look and see if there was a movie he might want to see tonight or tomorrow. He didn’t find anything online and asked if we could go to the book store as he wanted a new non-fiction book about some basketball player. He showed me that he had money to spend. I assured him I would be happy to get it for him. We went on the great book hunt but everyone was sold out of his selection. He was frustrated and unhappy with the inability to find it. (Amazon was searched once we got home.) He did find a video he would like to see. It is something I think we can share tomorrow night as a family. So as I finish my blog and ready for bedtime Z1 is playing some sort of video game with grandpa with the promise of forfeiting his phone at 10:00 PM.   

I am grateful for the easy day spent with a friend and family. I hope tomorrow comes with less pain.

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