Thankful Thursday

I’m thankful that I got to watch the 4th season of House of Cards. If you’ve not watched it and you have Netflix, please treat yourself to a great series. I love this show!

Love House of Cards theme song.

I’m thankful that we had lots of rain this week. We had a dry spell where spring showed up for several weeks. It’s good to get back to the wet weather for a bit.

I’m thankful that hubby got through a couple of rough spots this last couple of weeks. He lost his sister one week and then the day after she was buried her daughter died. It’s been very trying to say the least. They were both ill for a long time, but you never quite prepare for someone’s death.

I’m thankful that hubbies mother turned 96 this past Tuesday. She’s frail and tired. We helped her celebrate her birthday. On Wednesday evening she was admitted to the hospital. Prognosis is not good. It’s as if she’s given up since her daughter died. We’ve not told her that her granddaughter has died as we’re afraid it will be too much for her. The cruise we had planned for this weekend has been cancelled. Life happens when you plan for other things.

What are you thankful for today?

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  58 comments for “Thankful Thursday

  1. March 10, 2016 at 1:55 am

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and to your husband. Sending prayers for the whole family.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks honey, it's been a rough patch and it's not over. πŸ™‚

  2. March 10, 2016 at 1:55 am

    I'm sorry to hear so much is going on, and that it's going on at the same time. πŸ™

    • March 10, 2016 at 1:57 am

      Well, I'm sorry too that I put just that on a Thankful Thursday post because it's nice that you're finding things to be thankful for too! Hoping your husband's mom is home soon. Hugs to you!

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      It feels like everything is happening at the same time. Too much going on. πŸ™‚

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      There are always things to be thankful for, but it's been a long row of ugly lately. πŸ™‚

  3. March 10, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Oh honey… Please give Zane a love hug from me and have him give you back a love hug from me, too. xoxo πŸ™

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Will do Barb. It's a bit rough around here. πŸ™‚

  4. March 10, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I am so sorry you are having to go through all of this in such a short time span. I now understand your comment on my blog much better. I'll be keeping all of you in my prayers.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you for the prayers. πŸ™‚

  5. March 10, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Yikes, poor you and poor Zane. I am so sorry about all this. It is very sad when people die. I send huge hugs to both of you and so glad you are still thankful for so many things. We are just thankful to have you two in our lives.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks Marg. The first two were very young and mom wants to be with her daughter so she says. πŸ™‚

  6. March 10, 2016 at 5:27 am

    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss Zane's sister and niece. I will say a prayer for both of them and give him our love. We have to gave thanks each day to God for soon He will ask each one of us to come back home to Him.

    Love, Hope & Strength to All Sandee & Zane. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you Paul. Prayers are always a nice thing. πŸ™‚

  7. March 10, 2016 at 5:57 am

    I'm so very sorry to hear about your losses and your mother-in-law's health issues. You're right – life does happen when you plan for other things.

    I loved the first three seasons of House of Cards, but don't have Netflix πŸ™

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Mother has decided she's done with all treatment so hospice care is in the works.

      Season four did not disappoint. πŸ™‚

  8. March 10, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Oh Sandee, I'm so sorry to hear this news. My heart is with you and Zane during this difficult time. Sending comforting purrs and hugs.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks for the comforting purrs and hugs. πŸ™‚

  9. March 10, 2016 at 6:11 am

    What a difficult time, sorry for your losses.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks Joe, it's been challenging. πŸ™‚

  10. March 10, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Oh no a sister and a niece. That is very sad. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your hubby as you all have a lot going on right now.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      We do and it seems to be continuing in the same direction. I don't think mother has long. πŸ™‚

  11. March 10, 2016 at 6:50 am

    So sorry for your losses! It's never easy to be reminded of the fragility of life itself while saying goodbye to people we love.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      It's not easy at all. πŸ™‚

  12. March 10, 2016 at 7:30 am

    It can't be easy on you either.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      Not as hard on me as it is one hubby, but no it's not easy on me either. πŸ™‚

  13. March 10, 2016 at 7:35 am

    It's good that you recognize good things to be thankful for. I am sorry about your family's loss and health issue.
    I am a fan of Netflix myself, the way it bookmarks my shows down to the last views I have seen. I have no cable as I am too cheap to pay for that. πŸ™‚

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you Carin. I appreciate it. πŸ™‚

  14. March 10, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I am so deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your husband's mother and sister. That is so much for one person to have to bear in such a short period of time. Sending love and gentle (((hugs))) and prayers. xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Thank you for being such a good friend Caren. Scritches to the babies. πŸ™‚

  15. March 10, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your families losses my thoughts are with you both

    Best wishes


    • March 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks Steve. It's been quite the ride of late. πŸ™‚

  16. March 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Huge hugs for hubby. I need to watch that show. Haven't dived in yet.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      I'll give him your hugs.

      I love that show and am ready for it every single March. πŸ™‚

  17. March 10, 2016 at 11:08 am

    So sorry for your losses. I hope this week is a good one for you. Big hugs!


    • March 10, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Thank Lydia. I hope things get better soon. πŸ™‚

  18. March 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Big hugs across the miles for you, hubby & family. I pray that if time decides to rest upon your mother in law, when ever it comes, it will be a peaceful respite for her & those she leaves behind.
    Hoping for sunshiny days ahead for all of you.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      We are hoping for the same thing Faythe. She's so frail and so very tied. She says she is ready to go. πŸ™‚

  19. Ann
    March 10, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Such a big loss so close together. So sorry.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks Ann, it's been way too close together. The day after we buried Zane's sister her daughter died. We weren't ready for that. πŸ™‚

  20. March 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I'm watching Real Housewives seasons on Hulu…so that tells you a LOT about my viewing taste! I tried to watch House of Cards but I was having a hard time getting into the first episode. Maybe I should give it another chance.

    • March 10, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      I've never watched Real Housewives. I hear it's funny. πŸ™‚

  21. March 10, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Sweetie is thankful he got the ironing done, and i am grateful i didn't have to do it (especially since the only stuff that needs ironing is his!).

    • March 10, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      You do enough already. Enjoy not having the ironing to do this week. πŸ™‚

  22. March 10, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    thank goodness for your good health and we are so sorry to hear about Zane's family- that is far too much to take in all at once. Take it easy – and lots of good thoughts and best wishes for all the family.

    • March 10, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Yes, it's way too much indeed. Enough is enough. πŸ™‚

  23. March 10, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    So sorry to hear the sad news about your hubby's sister and niece and it must be really tough to handle both losses so close to each other. And also the failing health of your hubby's mother. May God's peace, strength and love be with you and your hubby. We can be thankful for the lives of those we love, even though they may have passed on. And also thankful for those who are around us. I am thankful for you, Sandee, for your entertaining posts and very encouraging comments on my blog too! Thank you, Sandee!

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:12 am

      Thank you for such a lovely comment Nancy. I still want to go with you on a foodie run and would love to see your garden in person. πŸ™‚

  24. March 10, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Life indeed does have a way of changing our plans. Sorry to hear about the losses in your family. We have reached the age when these events occur more often than we care to acknowledge.
    On a brighter note, I am thankful for digital photography. I have always enjoyed photography, but digital has changed everything. I can take as many photos as I like, process the best ones in PhotoShop and share them with the world. This is so much better than film and the dark ages of the dark room (which I never tried to do).

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Hubby and I talked about reaching an age when this happens so often. It's the circle of life.

      I do enjoy your photography and I agree about digital photography. πŸ™‚

  25. LAC
    March 11, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Oh so heartbreaking to read of your loss'. Sending big virtual hugs and lots of real prayers.

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:14 am

      Thanks Lisa, it's been a trying time. πŸ™‚

  26. March 11, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Oh honey, that is just too much loss at one time. Please feel my prayers and hugs for you both at this difficult time, especially since it seems there is another funeral in the near future. Breathe…and know that Spring and good things are coming.

    Much love to you and Zane, today and always…

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:14 am

      It's too much indeed. Hubby has a hospice appointment this morning. He's not looking forward to it, but it has to be done. πŸ™‚

  27. March 11, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    That is terrible news. I'm very sorry for you and your hubby and his family. It must be a very trying time.

    • March 12, 2016 at 6:58 am

      It is a very trying time Binky. We're managing, but it is trying and tiring. πŸ™‚

  28. March 15, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Sorry to read about your MIL. It must be a very difficult time for your family. {{hugs}}.

    • March 15, 2016 at 7:07 am

      It is indeed. Too much and too close together. πŸ™‚

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