Monday, December 8, 2008

Starting with a Thankful Mommy Heart

I didn't realize until just now that I haven't posted in a full week. What happened to that week?!

Ummmmm, I'm not really sure. But I DO know that I am thankful as the week starts because:

1. I'm a stay-at-home mom who can take care of my son as he battles a wicked cough (really, it is a killer one). I'm not sure how working moms do it. My heart goes out to them!

2. My husband made chicken soup for dinner last night and the leftovers were perfect for my son's lunch today. I don't know if he was more excited that it was soup or more excited that his dad made it just for him.

3. In my hours of market research I've run across some really cool websites. Today I discovered Girlfriendology. Fun site to check out! And maybe you'd be interested in Skipping Stones (an international multicultural magazine). Discovering new things is what keeps me from remembering to put on socks . . . seriously, I get caught up in reading and forget that I was "just going to read some email while I put on my socks" and then an hour has passed and they still sit rolled up next to my keyboard while my feet turn icy!

4. My husband and I got to have 2 nights and a Saturday to ourselves while the kids played at my parents' house. Friday night was fabulous with dinner at Spazzo's, an Italian restaurant in Redmond. Just thinking about it makes me smile. Saturday we enjoyed our regular bagel run to Blazin' Bagels and then knocked out a bulk of our Christmas shopping. Saturday was a sewing marathon to work on our Christmas project as we watched Get Smart (NOT a worthwhile movie, BTW). We were able to finish off the weekend with quick runs on the treadmill (too foggy to venture far outside by foot) before we had to fetch the small ones (one of whom is SICK) Sunday morning.

5. Today my daughter brought me a hair band and a comb so I could put her hair in a pony tail. Never in all of her nearly twenty-three months has she ASKED to have her hair pulled back, despite the fact that it is usually in her eyes or stuck to her nose! I'm wondering if she asked because I have my hair pulled back today (unusual unless I'm going for a run).

What about YOU? What are you thankful for today - something little or something big?

Have a wonderful week, everyone! Wishing you HEALTH and happiness as you prepare for the holidays.


teacherwoman said...

I am thankful for the career path I have chosen. It is so rewarding. :)

I hope Mr. Music is feeling better soon!

J~Mom said...

Two nights away sounds wonderful!! I am thankful that I get to stay home right now.

Jess said...

Sounds like you've had a lot of good stuff going on! Hope your son feels better soon!

I'm thankful for all the support I've had from friends and family as I move and get settled in.

Black Knight said...

Good luck for your son's wicked cough. I hope that is not the australian flu virus. Here millions of people are in their bed for that flu.

Running mommy said...

I'm thankful that some of the turbulence in my life has let up. I'm thankful for the peace of mind that provides me.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

Stacy Nyikos said...

I'm thankful for the life I get to lead. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd actually get to have a family and be an author. I feel really fortunate.

Nitmos said...

Yeah, what happened to Get Smart??? Seemed like a good idea but something didn't work. They stole 1.5 hours of my life.

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