V's oral surgery went well this morning and he is currently sleeping off his sedation. Of course, the man is not to be trusted as initially he kept trying to get up and walk around on very wobbly legs, running into walls and furniture, so I've been sticking within close earshot to hear him if he wakes. I'm hoping that he'll be much more steady on his feet when he wakes and I can go off and do other things. I'm thankful that we could come in through the back door and get him deposited on the couch in the basement so we didn't have to negotiate any stairs.
While I've been waiting today, I've been doing some musing on how fortunate I am.
*I've got a job that I love and wonderful co-workers.
*We are doing well enough financially that I no longer HAVE to work full time (90% is close to full time but that extra day every other week is wonderful).
*We're by no means wealthy by this country's standards but we are comfortable and can afford a few luxuries every now and then. By the world's standards, we are incredibly rich. And, with some juggling and belt tightening, we'll be able to send J17 to college in the fall.
*We've been able to purchase our acreage and have been pursuing our (my) dream of a more self sufficient life. And again- we can afford to rehab our house and farm a little at a time.
*We are capable of many things and are willing to do work ourselves- which helps with the finances.
*The children are old enough to be mainly self sufficient, freeing me to pursue some leisure activities that were missing for a while.
*The children are also old enough to be quite useful when working on house or farm.
*We all have our health, unlike some of my blog friends who are facing health crises (I'm thinking especially of Lisa and Linda) with more grace and class than I could probably ever manage.
*My job is secure, unlike some who are facing uncertainty or who are out of work.
*My work provides excellent healthcare benefits so we don't have that worry.
*I've been fortunate to be married for 25 years to a man who is my best friend. Oh, things weren't always great and we almost called it quits once but we have come back even stronger.
*My children are bright, creative, caring individuals and, even though they would deny it to your face, love each other fiercely.
Life isn't always bright and shiny but we're content. Things haven't always been this great and I'm sure they're not always going to be this easy but for now... I'm feeling very fortunate.