Thankful Thursday

I’m thankful that hubby and I laid his mother to rest on June 20. She was 96 when she passed and she was so very tired. Everything she wanted for her funeral we made sure happened.

I’m thankful that on the following day hubby and I took care of all our final arrangements. What greater gift to your family than taking that expense off their backs along with all your wishes. Mother did such a great job that we decided to follow her excellent lead.

I’m thankful that I’m finally feeling better. Hubby got sick when we were in Portland and when we got home I finally got sick. It was the worst cold I’ve ever had in my life. I had no energy and all I did was cough, cough and then after that I would cough some more. I was exhausted because of lack of sleep. I don’t get sick often, but this was The. Worst. Cold. Ever!

I’m thankful that Seymour the pet rock and his sidekick Element are here for a visit. Mike who resides in Colorado decided to send him back to California. I’m pretty sure that Judge Sandstone is going to be looking for him. We’ll be protecting a fugitive, but protect him we will.

What are you thankful for today?

Image Credit: MiMi King

  48 comments for “Thankful Thursday

  1. June 30, 2016 4:27 am at 4:27 am

    So sorry you have been so sick. I had that about six months ago and it was horrible.
    How nice to have a visit from Seymour the pet rock. I still have mine here. Sandee, you and Zane have a great day.

    • June 30, 2016 11:52 am at 11:52 am

      We're feeling good now Marg, but we were so very sick. Both of us claim that was the worst cold ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. June 30, 2016 5:03 am at 5:03 am

    I hope you are much better now. I hate colds and cough because it usually ends up as chronic cough. It is good to make the necessary arrangement so that everything will be easy for everyone. Get well soon!

    • June 30, 2016 11:53 am at 11:53 am

      We are both doing well now Nancy. Thank you. The coughing was the very worst part. Couldn't sleep because of the coughing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. June 30, 2016 5:42 am at 5:42 am

    I'm so sorry to hear about Zane's mother. 96 is a full life and I sure she enjoyed a great deal during her life. My mother also arranged everything so that when the time came, it was a little easier for us. RIP
    I'm sure glad that you both are feeling better after the sickness. It can sure knock you off for a loop. I hate the coughing the most.
    Thankful, well it's waking up every morning to see the sun, my wife and to back pain, yes even pain because that means that God has given me another day of living, enjoyment, my wife and children and grandchildren and all of my friends and that includes you & Zane even though I've never met you both.
    Have the best Thursday Sandee & Zane. See ya my friends.

    Cruisin Paul

    • June 30, 2016 11:53 am at 11:53 am

      You are a good friend too Paul. I'm so glad we met. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. June 30, 2016 6:18 am at 6:18 am

    So sorry to hear of your mother in law's passing, and that you have both been unwell colds can be so brutal sometimes good job your both over the worst ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Have a stonetastic day Sandee (c)

    • June 30, 2016 11:54 am at 11:54 am

      I hate colds anytime of the year, but when it's hot out it's even worse. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. June 30, 2016 6:20 am at 6:20 am

    I am very sorry about the passing of your mother-in-law. I am glad you are feeling better, that sounds like an awful cold.

    • June 30, 2016 11:55 am at 11:55 am

      I have a friend that works in the medical field and she said this cold is running rampant in her hospital. I'll be glad when it's ran its course. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. June 30, 2016 7:02 am at 7:02 am

    I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. It's wonderful you were able to arrange her funeral to suit her last wishes. Glad you're feeling better. There's nothing worse than a cold or bug during the summer. Take care!

    • June 30, 2016 11:55 am at 11:55 am

      She made things so clean and we made she we did everything she wanted. It was the least we could do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. June 30, 2016 8:01 am at 8:01 am

    Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law! 96 years—we should all be so fortunate. Glad you and hubby are feeling better. Grateful I'm still kicking around—it is getting harder!

    • June 30, 2016 11:56 am at 11:56 am

      I wish you well Ron. I know you've had some severe medical issues. You're in my prayers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. June 30, 2016 8:18 am at 8:18 am

    wow- what an awful cold- thankful you are feeling better!
    And I am thankful for my family our Lucy and our friends.

    • June 30, 2016 11:56 am at 11:56 am

      Well Zane was sick (back end of the cold) when we visited you, and I got sick the week after week got home. I hope the two of you missed the cold. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. June 30, 2016 8:49 am at 8:49 am

    We just have had 3 of our 5 grandchrildren on a vacation stay. We are thankful because they wants to visit us, even the big boy at 17 year.

    • June 30, 2016 11:57 am at 11:57 am

      I loved it when the grand-babies would come for a visit. They are all grown now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. June 30, 2016 8:55 am at 8:55 am

    Hearty condolences. May your MIL's soul rest in peace.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery from the awful cold.

    • June 30, 2016 11:57 am at 11:57 am

      I'm sure it will. She was so very tired and so ready to go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. June 30, 2016 9:17 am at 9:17 am

    Oh yuck, I am glad you are feeling better now. It's seems like every time we go on vacation, someone is going to get sick. Hopefully now that you are feeling better, you can successfully avoid any law enforcement related issues ๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 30, 2016 11:58 am at 11:58 am

      That seems to happen to us too. Hubby is usually the one to get sick. Then he gives it to me. Almost every time we have some special event. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. June 30, 2016 9:18 am at 9:18 am

    Condolences on the passing of your mother in law. I am glad she is at peace now.

    • June 30, 2016 11:59 am at 11:59 am

      I'm sure she is Jen. She was having a pretty rough time at the end. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. LAC
    June 30, 2016 9:59 am at 9:59 am

    I'm so sorry to read of the passing of your mother in law. What a great gal she must have been to raise such a gentleman. Hope you are feeling better and headed for the boat this weekend.

    • June 30, 2016 11:59 am at 11:59 am

      She did raise a gentleman indeed Lisa. I'm a lucky gal and so are you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. June 30, 2016 10:22 am at 10:22 am


    I am sorry to hear about your MIL…Blessings
    However, it looks like you had quite a rock show.

    I am thankful I have lots of books to read and review.
    Now to slow down a bit, to visit bloggers I like.
    I went to see the `Peanuts` movie this morning.
    Kept dozing off. Think I saw most of it.
    Next week I'll see Paddington (the Bear)

    Have a great weekend.

    • June 30, 2016 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm

      Thank you Michelle. She was tired and ready to go.

      I'm enjoying your book reviews too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. June 30, 2016 10:55 am at 10:55 am

    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your MIL. Even when it's expected, it's a painful and hard thing to lose a person you love so much.

    May you stay healthy for a long, long time and enjoy the company of Seymour and Element! There has to be a back story to that, will i find it if i search your blog?

    • June 30, 2016 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm

      Yes, the link to all the Seymour posts are on my sidebar under 'Labels'. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. June 30, 2016 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm

    I've been thinking of you and Zane ever since hearing of his mother's passing. My Grandma had everything arranged for her funeral too and it definitely is a blessing for the family to not have those decisions and for everything to be just as they wanted. Anyway, sending more purrs and hugs to both of you.

    Sorry you caught the cold from hell! Glad you're feeling better though. J was sick in Alaska after catching it from two of his minions at work. I'm pretty sure his coughing is what kept the bears away!

    I'm thankful for a beautiful, sunny day home with my girls. I'm looking forward to a long weekend with J too. Hope you have a great day!

    • June 30, 2016 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm

      I'm just glad we didn't get any9one else sick. I hate it when we are to blame for that.

      Thanks for the warm thoughts and all the purrs. It's most appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Ann
    June 30, 2016 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mother in law. No fun getting sick and I'm glad you're feeling better.

    • June 30, 2016 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm

      She was ready to go. We are feeling much better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. June 30, 2016 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm

    Sorry to hear about your mother in law. It takes a strong person to be thankful with this moment.
    BTW, my domain got hacked . . . long story. I now blog at It's the old me, Carin.

    • June 30, 2016 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm

      I've added you to my reader. I'll swing by to visit tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. June 30, 2016 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm

    It's great to have a package that contains everything the survivor needs to know. Insurance policies, financial account info and who should be contacted are part of what should be included.

    • July 1, 2016 5:58 am at 5:58 am

      We now have all that done. There is also a will that lays out everything. I so agree about this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. July 1, 2016 5:13 am at 5:13 am

    96. Wow. That is vertainly something, is it not?! hugs to you both.

    I am totally with you on having all of your last wishes clearly expressed and legally drawn up so your loved ones don't have to wonder. Or fight. ๐Ÿ™‚ Al and I both had our wills and our advanced directives updated. All of my sisters have copies and know where to find the originals. They also have the contact info for our attorney.

    Glad your nasty cold is behind you. Sick sucks.

    As you may have noticed, I'm not keeping up with blogs much anymore. Facebook is my right hand man. Or gal?

    big hugs hon. xoxo

    • July 1, 2016 6:00 am at 6:00 am

      Great to see you Barb. Yes I know you're a Facebook gal. It's all good.

      We too have our wills and advance directives done. We just needed to take care of our funerals. Now that's done too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. July 1, 2016 9:53 am at 9:53 am

    I love you my Darlin
    your loving husband

    • July 1, 2016 9:59 am at 9:59 am

      I love you too sweetheart. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. July 1, 2016 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm

    Very sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. That is a very difficult thing to go through, no matter how old you are or she was.

    I'm glad you're feeling better now.

    • July 1, 2016 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm

      It was a trying time Binky.

      We are so glad we're feeling better too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. July 1, 2016 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm

    So very sorry to hear of your mother-in-law passing. It is a different feeling when you wake up one morning and realize that you are now the patriarch of the family. Have a blessed day.

    • July 2, 2016 6:43 am at 6:43 am

      Yes, hubby and I are both the oldest members of our family now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. July 1, 2016 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and Zane. Even when it's seems best, it's hard for those left behind. Big hug from down under. And, I am glad you are feeling better.

    • July 2, 2016 6:44 am at 6:44 am

      Thanks for the kind words and the hug. ๐Ÿ™‚

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