Dramatic Thanksgiving in August

It’s only the beginning of August, and alreadyI am looking forward to the end of the summer.   It’s been quite a summer. I wrote on my facebook page that all I want is a life without “too much” drama.  Family and friends commented on that post, poking fun at me.

So how do you get through the drama?

One way  I get through the drama is listing what I’m thankful for despite the drama.  It’s also my way of answering the question, “WTH is God in all of this?” So here I go with my thankful list.  You might see why I haven’t blogged much lately.  Here I go:

1.  I’m thankful for the helpful woman who calmly and clearly told me what to do when I got a notice on August 1  that the boys’ medical assistance was being discontinued on August 6 because I didn’t reapply by May 31 (which I did so!!!  They lost it!!!  Great timing to notify me that something was screwed up!!!  And this was the first time that I didn’t photocopy everything prior to mailing… okay, deep breath. ).

2.  I’m thankful that my oldest son has a job that keeps him out of my hair the house.

3. I’m thankful for the job coach who is hanging in with my oldest son,  an employer who gives him 2nd, 3rd, and 4th chances when he messes up, and that he hasn’t gotten fired, even though he’s been in trouble at least three times this summer and was even suspended from his job for three days.  I’m thankful that he is having to learn the tough lessons of accepting someone else’s authority and how to stick with a job even when it’s hot and he doesn’t feel like it.

And I’m thankful that someone else is teaching him this.

4.  I’m thankful that my husband understands when I fly off the handle because the drama gets to me.

5.  I’m thankful for an understanding woman who “bent the rules” and made sure we got a full refund when the reading program that I was so excited about and was sure would help my son was nothing like the sales pitch expert  enrollment counselor said and we had to pick him up early from the first session.

6.  I’m thankful for an opening in a camp for my youngest son, paid for by said refund.

7. I’m thankful that my daughter has found an outlet in her new gymnastics class and that we will get “girl time” while her brothers are at work / camp.

8. I’m thankful that I could get in to the urgent care center quickly and that my nine stitches in my knee are still holding.

9.  I’m thankful that I haven’t had a nervous breakdown.

10.  I’m thankful for friends who put up with my excitement over my Wildtree business and for others who are as excited that I am that gfcf options are available this fall.

11. I’m thankful that my son is no longer on the gfcf diet.

12.  I’m thankful that I lost my vacation weight.

13.  I’m thankful that I have a teaching job starting in January.

Okay, that’s it for now.  Thanks for reading my thankful list.

How do you get through the drama???

One response to this post.

  1. Wonderful list of things to be thankful for!

    I am so sorry about not showing up on Wednesday night. I was so thrown by the mixup with M’s appt earlier in the day and was completely out of sorts by the time we got home at 5:30, and I just completely forgot about it. I hope things went well!


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