Thanksgiving morning 2017.
Granddaughter asleep by my side.
She is two. She and I were looking at pictures on my phone to keep her occupied, while her parents and my wife tried to get some much-needed sleep.
It was the chicken taking a dust bath that did the trick.
We watched it five time. It was a forty-second video, and out she went.
This past Monday, in the middle of the night, I woke up with vertigo. It was nothing I’ve ever experienced before. It was not the flu. Mid morning I lost my cookies. (sorry) No way was I going to be able to work on a roof, so I stayed home.
My first thought was cancer. Dam stuff had went to my brain. I have not been diagnosed with cancer…won’t have the biopsy for two more weeks. We’ve already talked at length about living wills, what to do if we ever find ourselves in various situations. We’ve had those conversations multiple times over the years, while we were both healthy and not under the gun…so all of that gives a quiet back drop to my Thanksgiving 2017.
So, sitting here this Thanksgiving morning, feeling very thankful and blessed. The vertigo has subsided. All of our children are back for Thanksgiving. Two more grand babies on the way, one is a girl, the other, it is still too early to tell.
I am cautiously optimistic that three weeks from now life will go back to normal…but until then, I find myself enjoying the small simple gifts.
Have you ever seen a chicken taking a dust bath?
If you haven’t, check this out:
Tell me three things you have to be currently thankful for. I want details. 😉 DM
Update 12 hours later….here is a picture of me and my 6 grandchildren. Took this @ lunch today. It was a trick to keep them all corralled for very long. Lots of wiggle.