I usually have this entry up and running first thing in the morning, but it just hasn't happened today. I'm very busy at work, which is nothing new, but I am and have been doing things this week that are all microscopy related. I am so happy and thankful that this job has finally started to transition into things I know. Some of the procedures and sample preparation is new, but I've been teaching myself and not having to depend on training from some one else in the lab. I am also thankful for the opportunity to learn and a acquire all these new skills to pad my resume. It's going to be so thick and luscious when I'm ready to send it! I am also thankful for random acts of kindness. We got home Tuesday evening, after a 6 AM teaching gig followed by long work day and a 5:30 PM teaching gig, to Chris's mom suggesting that she'd make shrimp fried rice. I flopped onto the couch and said that sounds great. And you know what? She put broccoli in it! That's the first time I've ever seen her put an actually vegetable in her fried rice. It was exquisite.
The birthday celebration continues on through the weekend with dinner tonight with my brother and sister-in-law. Tomorrow I meet Steph, Cati, and maybe Luke for lunch and roller skating. I can't wait. I haven't been roller skating in years and I thought what a great way to celebrate getting older. Let's just hope that no one ends up breaking a hip. I am so thankful for my friends and family and my health.
Happy Thankful Friday!