Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thankful Things Thursday

Hello there! I've been a bit MIA this week, but for good reason. Bobby's dad's funeral was on Tuesday in Aberdeen, MS, and I wouldn't have missed it for the world. The trip was a whirlwind. Jordan, Michael, Ryan, and I pulled out of Greenville at 10 pm Monday night. We drove 5 hours to Jasper, AL to crash at a hotel. We slept about 3 hours and were back up again to shower and hit the road. We got to the church about 2 hours before the funeral. We spent some time with the family and it was great to see them and hug them all. The funeral was a great testament to Mr. Dale's life and what a great man he was (I, of course, bawled through the entire thing). After the burial, we joined the family for lunch. I'm so happy we got to give everyone a big hug and express our love and sympathy for them. We were back on the road by 2 pm and pulled back into Greenville 24 hours after we had left. I've been catching up on sleep ever since!
But on to regularly scheduled blog programming (which will probably be a very short post)!

I'm thankful for birddogs. For everyone wondering what the heck a birddog is, let me explain. It's one of the best foods ever. There's a restaurant in Anderson called JC's which makes the ultimate birddog. A chicken tender in a hotdog bun, toasted with cheese and bacon, and covered in honey mustard. Y.U.M. In case you're having a hard time picturing this, don't worry, I managed to get a picture before I scarfed it down.

I'm thankful for thunderstorms. We've had lots of rain showers in the afternoon this week, and it's given me a perfect excuse to climb in bed when I get home from work. Which reminds me...

I'm thankful for my bed. From Thursday to Tuesday, I slept in a different bed every single night. Insane. I was so exhausted from not sleeping before the funeral, I climbed in bed last night at 8:30 and I'm not ashamed to say I was in my pajamas by 6 tonight. 

I'm thankful for weekends. And this weekend can't come soon enough. It's also Easter! I'm going to enjoy the Masters on tv and take naps and sleep in on Saturday! During busy season, the weekend was just another opportunity to work (yuck) so I'm back to taking full advantage of my Saturdays! 

I'm thankful for quotes. I love them actually. I have a word document on my computer where I save all my favorites. Just when I needed something uplifting on Tuesday, I saw this on Facebook: "I was sure by now, God, you would have reached down, wiped our tears away, stepped in and saved the day. But once again, I say 'Amen' and it's still raining. And as your mercy falls, I raise my hand and praise the God who gives and takes away."

I'm also 100% thankful for my friends and family. I'd be lost without them. There has been such an outpouring of love and support this week and it reminds me just how lucky I am. God blessed me with an incredible support system when things are tough.

I'm glad you hung around for this semi-sad post today. Hopefully recharging my batteries this weekend will have me back to normal! Until next time!

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