Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thankful Thursday

It's hard to believe that it is Thursday again. Actually if the truth were known it is only Wednesday night but I am getting this post ready and I am going to post it early. I have so much to be thankful for and I want to get it all down on paper while it is fresh in my mind.

My day started out and ended a little scary. This morning, right after I pulled out of my driveway, a huge buck froze in my headlights. I thought oh no, not again. But to my amazement he just walked slowly across the road and went into a neighbors yard. If any hunters are reading this, it was a 10 point buck and it had a great rack. Eat your heart out hunters.

I am thankful that I didn't literally have another run in with a deer. I have been seeing them every morning for several weeks now and so far so good. It's going to be a long year.

I am thankful for another great body pump class this week. I didn't hurt myself this time and I am planning on doing a spin class tomorrow. Look at me getting in shape. Whooo Hoooo.

I am thankful for a good dentist appointment that I had today. I had x-rays and a cleaning done and I only had two cavities. That's pretty good for me because I knew I had one for a long time and the other one was a surface cavity and will be easy to fix. She said my gums were in great shape and the cleaning went really fast because I have been brushing and flossing very well.

I am thankful that God protected me on my way to the dentist. I was running late and only about a block away from the dentist. A light ahead turned yellow and I had to quickly decide if I was going to stop and be late for my appointment or run the light and be on time. I chose to stop. A young women two lanes over decided to go for it.

A truck was approaching the intersection from the side road and the guy saw that his light was about to change so he kept going and sped through the intersection just as the light turned green. And you guessed it. Right there in front of me Bam!!! The two vehicles then slid over and hit another car that was crossing the intersection from the other direction. It was an older woman and she may have been seriously injured if she had been a second sooner. I saw glass and car parts in the air in front of me.

I jumped out and offered to help but everyone seemed ok. The car that ran the light had a baby and a dog inside. When the woman opened her door to get out, the dog ran away and was lost. The woman then began crying about the dog but no one was seriously injured. I ended up being late to my appointment but the person before me was running late too so it all worked out in the end. Everyone was ok by the way but the dog was still lost.

I am also thankful that I have tomorrow off. I have a parent/teacher meeting but the rest of the day I am planning on relaxing.

Have a great day,


Andrea said...

WOW...what a day. Glad you did not hit the buck and you weren't in the middle of the accident. Thankful everyone in your path today seem to escape injury.
Blessings, andrea

SusanD said...

That's quite a day! Glad everyone was ok and you chose not to run the light. Praise God for His protection. -- Glad your workouts are going so good for you. I'm back at it too. My TT post will be up in the morning. Enjoy your day off. Blessings, SusanD

The Dental Maven said...

Lots to be thankful for, Greg! And I'm thrilled your dental appt went well and that you're brushing and flossing!! :D

skoots1mom said...

great list...close calls can get to you...all the what ifs...
glad you made it through safely :)

Heckety said...

Whew! I'm glad you're fine! You think you know that life can change in an instant but then something like that accident happens and you are reminded again. Glad all was well, guess its easier to cry over a dog than think what might have been...

Thena said...

The deer know that hunting season is over so there everywhere now. lol
Have a great day off!!!

Jenny said...

You had quite a day. I am glad you did not go for the light. Great things to be Thankful for.

Srinivasan Janardhanam said...

The article was very good Keep going Greg!

Heart2Heart said...


SO glad that God has His angels out in full force for you today and provided an opportunity for you to help out instead of being part of the accident.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Wanda said...

My goodness, your life is a ongoing novel...

Glad you didn't hit the buck, glad you were not involved in the traffic accident, and glad your dentist appt. went well, and getting in shape is still goiing!

Sounds like life is pretty good today!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

SOunds like you had quite an exciting day, Greg!

You have more stuff going on in your part of the world that I could ever dream of!

You seriously need to write that book. Really. I'll buy the first copy. Ha!


Edie said...

I'm so glad you chose to stop and glad that everyone was ok too. I'm praying they find their dog though. That makes me sad.

Susan Skitt said...

Wow, never a dull moment!!! Glad you weren't involved in the accident.

BTW - I have a book giveaway contest on my blog. All are welcome to enter! The winner will be picked Feb. 14th!

Jenny said...

I have an award for you on my blog :)

Debbie said...

I couldn't believe you were going to have another run in with a deer! Thank goodness he ran off.
This is a lot to be thankful for today.

Terri Tiffany said...

You live an exciitng life! LOL
Hope your week goes good. I started working so might be harder getting on here now--living for the weekends!

The Southern Girl said...

Wow! Glad all is well. I LOVE the picture of the beach. 13 more days until I go back to Holbox, Mx and I cannot wait! When will the farmers market start up again?

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