Saturday, November 7, 2009

Harder than I thought...

It's not hard to be grateful, just hard to write every day about the things I am grateful for!

Yesterday was one of those days I had hard a time seeing the good in my day, hence the lack of of those days where nothing goes right, and the day ultimately ends up in tears! I am thankful for a patient and sweet husband, who lets me wallow in my misery! We all need a good cry once in a while....

Today? Much better. A good cake day. I even got a standing ovation when I delivered it. Not too shabby, good for the ego. I am grateful for yummy chili. I am grateful for Saturdays, and for a husband who will take the kids to the park so I can get stuff done!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

honest people....

I am grateful for honest people. Today was one of those days where the kids were driving me crazy at the grocery store - I just wanted to get out of there ASAP. When we finally did, I was scatter-brained and frazzled. We jumped in the car because I still had to run to Michael's to get some cake stuff for an order tomorrow. 10 minutes later we arrive at Michaels, and low and behold my purse is nowhere to be found. PANIC. I instantly think the worse, having to cancel my check card, credit cards, getting a new license, and having the cash in my wallet stolen....arrrggghhhh!!! We drive back to King Soopers where I am trying desperately hard to be positive. Thankfully, when I get to the customer service counter, it is there! Hallelujah!! I almost cried a little from the relief. "THANK goodness for honest people" I tell the guy behind the counter. Truly though, thank goodness there are still good people in the world, who can return a purse, and not take ANYTHING out of it. I pray whoever it was gets EXTRA blessings today!!

ALSO, I am grateful Tom and I get to go on the funnest date ever in June. We bought our tickets to the U2 concert for June 12 at Mile High Stadium. This band is such a legend in my eyes, and I am sooooo excited! Yes, I am grateful for good days.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

gratitiude through grief

I am so grateful I can hug and hold my children today. So grateful to have had another day with them. So blessed. Today a friend from college launched a new website: Her story is heartbreaking, a complete nightmare for any parent, yet she has taken her grief and molded it in to something positive and uplifting. I so admire her. She helps me to remember that even the mundane responsibilities of parenting are a blessing, and miraculous. How blessed we are to have these little ones in our life.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

....being grateful

I am keeping my word!!

I am grateful for sunny and 70 degree weather in November. I am grateful to live in Colorado, because it truly, truly is a magnificant state.

I am grateful I had an adult lunch today - cranberry walnut salad with feta cheese, and Italian bread. Macaroni & cheese and chicken nuggets get old after a while....

I am grateful I had lunch with a lovely British friend. After listening to (and loving) her accent for a few hours, I like that I still have a bit of a Canadian accent that I can be proud of. :)

I am grateful the girls' school is 5 houses away, it is the perfect distance to go on a stroll with a 2 year old with no stroller.

I am grateful I have a toilet, and toilet paper, because it really beats going in the bushes.

What are you grateful for today?

Monday, November 2, 2009

25 days of gratitude

We will celebrate Thanksgiving in 25 days! I thought it would be good for me to share some things I am grateful for every day until then....because, why not?!

I am grateful that when Hayden dumped all the fish food this morning, it was on the floor, and not in the fish bowl.

I am grateful that the good Halloween candy (eg. candy bars) is almost gone, and that the remaining candy is not appealing to me.

I am grateful today is sunny and mild, a perfect fall day.

I am not grateful that my house is an absolute mess, but I am grateful I am healthy and well enough to clean it.

I am grateful Avery's second front tooth fell out, because it was hanging there for a long time, and it was really, really disgusting. She looks much cuter now.

What are you grateful for today?