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Cindy Maddera


Last weekend my sister, her husband and my niece came to see me. They came up so Daniel (my brother-in-law) could fix my window unit into the window as a permanent fixture. Before, we (I say we...I mean Chris) just hauled it out and put it into storage for the winter. I didn't want to do that this season because I hate having to ask someone to come over and help me haul the air conditioner into the garage. I completely admit that I don't think I could do this alone and if I'm right up front telling you this, then you know I'm serious. But Daniel took care of it and fixed it up nice. He even took it completely out and apart and cleaned it first. When he did that I was all "what?!? you can take those things apart and clean them?!". Apparently this something I should do on occasion. Huh. I am super grateful that Daniel could take care of this for me, but I'll tell you a secret. I probably could have gotten someone here to help me out with this task. I was just using this as an excuse to get them up here for a visit. I can tell my sister to come up here and visit, but she's more likely to actually come if I dangle a task carrot in front of her. I'm really thankful that I had the weekend to spend time with them. I got to hear all about Janell's new school year and the things she's teaching. I got to squeeze Amanda and hear about her first few days of college. We got to eat together at some of my favorite places and wander around some of Amanda's favorite shops. And I am thankful for that time.

Thursday of this week was the day I started to feel like I had pep in my steps, so I'm really thankful for that. I'm thankful for the promise of a peaceful calm weekend and the challenge of taking apart my lawn mower. I'm thankful for the many blessings in my life and I am always thankful for you. Have a wonderful Thankful Friday!