I just got back from visiting my dad in the hospital, and man, am I feeling grateful for my health right now. Sure, I’m not feeling well myself, but I just have a bad cold from being run-down. Otherwise, I have a body that is capable of running marathons, a body I’m happy with the looks of and a body that keeps me healthy. I have a few health conditions, but nothing debilitating or that regularly interferes with my quality of life. (Just sometimes.) For this, I am thankful.
And my dad is definitely in some pain and discomfort right now, but he’s going to be okay, too. I’m also thankful that my parents are still mostly healthy. I’m definitely not ready to take care of them. (I would, in a heartbeat, but I hope to not have to for a very long time.)
What a pretty, sunny picture, right? The waiting area of the hospital is actually gorgeous–there’s a baby grand in the lobby (!?)–but god, hospitals can be depressing if you’re not in the maternity ward. I’m hoping my dad is released tomorrow as scheduled.
I’ll probably post tomorrow about what else I’m thankful for, but right now I’m also thankful for this (not-at-all healthy) sandwich I had for lunch from the Market Basket. Swiss, turkey and Jarlsberg on a croissant. All I want is comfort food when I’m sick, and this totally fit the bill.
By the way, Glamour asked me for my favorite tip for staying healthy for Thanksgiving. Go check it out! I’m all for indulging, but I don’t want to waste calories on eating stuff that I don’t care about just because it’s in front of me and it’s Thanksgiving. Plus, I need to leave room for wine and pumpkin pie!