Friday, October 28, 2016
Always Celebrating The Small Things
Welcome to this weekly blog hop sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself.
What exactly are we celebrating?
Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about these moments as if they never existed at all. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.
This week, I'm celebrating. . .
*phew* This is one of those weeks, where this blog hop comes at a perfect time. I need to sit down and remember to smile. Ready for this run-down? (It's pretty heavy)
On Saturday, my daughter's car died. She blew a head-gasket and warped the engine head. Since she originally purchased the car way under value (got an amazing deal), it's worth repairing. But it will still cost her quite a bit and won't be done for several weeks. That means back to Mommy taxi (which she hates).
Tuesday, I took my truck in for new tires and discovered that a ball joint is going out and several bushings need to be repaired. Ugh.
Wednesday, my husband's truck started acting up... or rather the transmission has made itself known. In other words, that's going to die here soon too.
And if this wasn't enough, my husband received some pretty bad news this week.
Over four weeks ago, he was scratched by a cat and punched a wall (he was trying to catch said cat). That night, his finger swelled up. A few days later (because we were sure he just bruised his knuckle at first), we decided to take him in to the doctor. They announced he had 'cat scratch fever'...(now, they just decided this out of the blue without any tests or x-rays or anything...and my husband didn't show all the symptoms. Yep, I googled.). So he took antibiotics for 10 days and was told to be patient. After the ten days, his finger was still pretty swollen. So we went back.
The doc said it looked just right for that stage of the injury (again, no blood tests, x-rays or anything, although my hubs asked if they weren't sure that something like that might be necessary) and they prescribed another 10 days of antibiotics. After this 10 days was up, the finger was still not normal. So off to the doctor again. (Because seriously, after almost 4 weeks and 2 runs of antibiotics, a finger should look somewhat better, right?)
This time, they finally took an x-ray. The result: his entire joint and half of the lower bone in his ring finger (right hand) no longer exists.
His bone has been and is still eroding away as the infection happily spreads. So. . .today, they are performing an emergency surgery to see exactly what type of bacterial infection my hubs has and see how deep it's already gone.
Best case scenario--my husband keeps his finger but will never be able to use it again.
The other scenarios aren't so rosy.
So this week, I'm chairishing those reasons to celebrate
1) My son and his fiance had engagement pictures taken, and they turned out great!
2) Pumpkin Spice Latte! I finally received one this week and enjoyed every sip.
3) Very helpful family members! When my daughter's car broke down, of course it happened over 50 miles away from home. So my parents and brother drove out, loaded it on their trailer and drove it all the way to our house (which is a HUGE detour for them).
What about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Did you see a lovely flower? Hear a song you haven't heard in a long time? Discover a dollar bill in the back of a drawer? What are you celebrating this week?