Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Thankful Thursday - August 5

Time for another Thankful Thursday and I'm actually early getting it written! Hooray! This has been an interesting week thus far, to say the least. We are having a record breaking summer here in the north - it's HOT here! I might add muggy too. We usually get two or three weeks of very warm weather and then enjoy temps around 70 degrees F the rest of the summer. Not this year! We are having a summer that rivals those that folks in Florida enjoy (or not).

My husband - not necessarily me - is thankful for the old window air conditioner our neighbors bestowed upon us this year. I see green $$$$$ floating out the window. He sees a comfortable night for sleeping. I'm talking in the 50's in our bedroom, where the air conditioner resides. The cold makes my joints ache and ache, bringing a difficult night for me, but my husband, who works long long days (and he's so very hot blooded) needs to get a good night's sleep. And he's getting it.

I am so very thankful for the raise my husband received at work. Combined with an increase in sales (commissions add up), this is adding up to be a better year financially. We are just about caught up on our bills and perhaps, if the momentum keeps up and doesn't drastically drop after Labor Day, as it has in the past, we can actually begin to chop off some debt. We owe so many people - a lot of medical bills this year.

God is good! For what are you thankful? Won't you join us in giving thanks and praise to our God today? Thankful Thursdays can be found at Women Taking a Stand during the month of August.

7 comments:

Denise said...

Nice list.

Holly said...

Hi Rita,

This is my first visit... HI... :)

Thankful that your Husband is being blessed with a raise and good commission.... You are right! GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME... Regardless of our circumstance... Loved your photo at top!

Hugs,

Holly

Whidbey Woman said...

Praise God for your financial blessings! Awhile ago I got a raise, which is nearly unheard of in today's economy. We know who is responsible!!!!! :)

Joan Davis said...

Praise God for air conditioning during heat waves...Might I suggest an extra blanket on your side of the bed? =) I'm joining you in praising God for the blessings in your life!

Living for Him, Joan

Karen said...

I feel you pain in the chilly bedroom...my husband's meds have him sweating all the time...so he cranks the AC up at nighttime, and I freeze...so blankets and long pants are my friends these summer nights....

LAURIE said...

What a great TT post! I so remember those northern cool summer nights (raised in the north ... but living in the south now!) Oh how I would trade in these 110 degree days for one or two nights where I could sleep with the window open! lol Thanks for joining us this week for THANKFUL THURSDAY! :D

KDL said...

Visiting from Thankful Thursday. I use a heating pad on my side because my husband prefers cool air all year round. I think perhaps we traded Summers. It has been remarkably cool here in N. CA this year. Glad to hear someone out there is getting financial blessings...hoping that is a good sign (like the first robin of Spring?)