Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful for:

  • four more days of Christmas vacation and the fact each day that passes gets us closer and closer to summer vacation
  • Daddy H and the kiddos who let me sleep until 10am -- woot!
  • the fact that we are headed to the grocery store together and that we can actually buy what we WANT to eat for the next week, instead of trying to feed 5 of us for a week on $40...
  • my gigantic, enormous, comfortable cotton pants that I'm wearing right now...
  • the stacks and stacks of clean laundry on my kitchen table
What about you?
What are you thankful for today?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year's Resolution

I totally let the ball drop with this blog in 2009.

I was doing great when life was going well.
I was grateful when times were good.

It's easy to be thankful when you have everything you need.

But then, when our dream of moving to the beach died and our financial situation got even worse, all of a sudden I forgot to be grateful.

That sucks.

Even in the weeks when I wasn't sure how we were going to make it until my next paycheck, there were several things I should have been grateful for...

But I was too wrapped up in feeling sorry for myself that I didn't take the time to write (type) them on my blog...

And now I can't even remember what they are...

I'm going to resolve to post at least three times a week
on this blog throughout the new year...

And always on Thursdays... I am going to call them "Thankful Thursdays"...

Each Thursday, I will find something for which I am grateful in my life...

I resolve to post each Thursday
whether things are going well or not
whether I am happy or sad
whether I have the time or not...

Anyone want to join me?

Let's start tomorrow, okay?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday...

Today I am grateful for...

Sunshine instead of rain...
Only seven (count 'em) days of school
until Christmas break begins!!!

So, what are you thankful for today???

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Which Line Are You In?

I am often in the wrong line...
I find myself complaining
a lot of things...
I should try to keep this image
in my mind...
Because what struck me the most
is how horrible it feels when
a parent complains
but how
wonderful it
feels when they
for what you've done
for their child...
Today I experienced both
which is unusual...
I get a lot of
and very little
And as I sat here
thinking how nice it would be
to get more compliments,
I realized that I spend
a lot more time
I need to work on that...
How about you?