Yay! Ten Things of Thankful again hosted by my bloggy friend, Lizzi at Considerings. I have so much to tell you. Without boring you with words, I’m going to jump into it.
First and most important news, I’m very excited about a new legal team member. I was told by my attorney that I got 3 more depositions coming at me the second week of February and one in March. What does a woman who deals with a bunch of idiots and thieves to protect her cousins and who has mood swings, bitchiness and hot flashes do? I thought about it long and hard. I had two choices. One is turn to alcohol or two, hire another attorney and let him deal with it all. I’m happy to tell you that with the help of my friend in Canada, Ghada, we were successful in recruiting our new man. Take a look. I think he would help a lot next week in court. Thank God the justice system is closed on weekends so he can pursue his passion.
My father got very ill this past week. I’m heart broke and refuse to think about what could be next. My brothers traveled to Beirut to be with him and my mother. They arrived safely and my father was alert enough to see them. I AM SO THANKFUL that I had a fabulous time with him in September 2013. Please pray for him.
Fourteen years ago, I found out I was pregnant for the third time. How could that have happened? I can hear you say duhhh.. I know how it happened. My husband had a vasectomy five years earlier and the milk man wasn’t that cute. I couldn’t afford another baby and I cried my eyes out. My daughter was in Kindergarten and my son was in 2nd grade. I was ready for the next phase in my life but guess what? It wasn’t up to me, the big man up there had a different plan. I’m so glad HE did. Sami turned 14 this week. I thank God everyday for my miracle baby. While my Daniel and Mariana are away in college, I get to watch Harry Potter and eat Pizza with Sami. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMI!
I was feeling knocked down and slouched on my couch when I read Livin’ large in Zumba Land posted by Marcia at Menopausal Mother. I tried to comment on the post couple of times but my IPAD wouldn’t co-operate so I gave up, stopped answering my phone and turned on the TV. I heard a whistle coming from my phone. Ok, ok, I got up to check it. It was Catherine from Hips In Motion. A good friend and Belly Dancing, Zumba and everything Queen/Instructor. She said, Lifetime Fitness is having a special, are you coming back?How weird was that? It was a sign.
Go Go Girl, get your lazy derriere up and get to the gym.
Hey y’ all, I still got my groove
We had the honor of visiting with Diana Nyad who was the first person to swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida at age 64. What an amazing woman! We spent a beautiful evening listening to her inspirational speech and her life story. Today, Billy rode 60 miles for The Clay Walker MS bike ride. I belly danced some more. We are very motivated!
Cousin Mike and his celli Benites send their love and are thankful for all your prayers, comments and support for them. They look forward to reading the posts and to more prayers. Keep them coming.
And finally, my week could not be complete without the good old random pat down from the prison system for “possible contact with illegal substance”. I’m beginning to think that this is their way of saying hello to me.
And for those of you out of there waiting for me to run out of energy and money. With Billy being lead on my legal team and the help of Belly Dancing and Zumba sisters, I feel so energized again. I can shimmy my way through any stone you throw at me. Bring it on!
This week I’m thankful for my friend, Nizar Hakiki who has been through his own hell with my cousins because of my snitch cousin Moe’s lies. He continues to check on me and help me. I’m sorry! I’m also thankful for all of those that came up to me at the gym, hugged me and welcomed me back. I’m thankful for every breath I take.
What are you thankful for this week?
Have a fantastic week!