(Please note I thought I hit publish but apparently hit save….this was suppose to post yesterday. Of course it was....)
So today is a TOTAL Monday for me. I am a straight up grouch. Totally unpleasant to be around and really don’t want most people to be around me. I woke up with an upset stomach, I was stuck in a 4 mile back up on the highway this morning which caused me to be late to work, the power went off 4 times in 15 minutes at work (so basically once I got my computer restarted and things up it went out again), all the letters I was working on are in read only mood which is just annoying, I was getting off the highway today and stopped at the light when I see not one but TWO people driving and texting as they are getting on the highway (STOP TEXTING WHILE YOU DRIVE!!!!), for some reason I am so tired that I can barely stay awake, and I am annoyed with myself for being so crabby. I mean, in the big scheme of things I have NO reason to be such a grouch. But I am.
I think that I really need to post the things I was thankful for last week. Today is annoying and sucks but I needed to be reminded of those things that have been good or make me happy and that I am thankful for. It may not help my mood completely, but I am trying.
November 1st – 8th HERE.
9th – Amazon Prime account and free two-day shipping!! We are now proud owners of an Amazon Prime account and I must say I LOVE IT. Thank you mom and dad for the early Christmas gift!! All the free movies and TV shows, free books and games AND free two-day shipping….that I shared with my mom and sister. Yep, I am thankful for you Amazon prime….especially since we don’t have cable anymore.
10th – A Happy child. For the last two weeks Henry has been fighting off croup. And while the cough is the only thing that has been lingering the past couple days, he has still not been himself. That is, until today! Today he is his old self again. Happy, funny, energetic….I love it. I am thankful that he is getting better and that we have our happy (eh – most of the time) child back!!
11th – Veterans. THANK YOU. I really don’t know what I can say for those who have and are fighting to protect our country. You and your families do so much and give up so much more that I feel “Thank you” just isn’t enough. But today, and every day, I am thankful for your service and for you.
12th – Pictures with Santa and celebrating the holidays with my son! Today we took Henry to get his very first pictures taken with Santa and folks he LOVED that jolly old man in a red suit!!! (Post HERE) This makes me happy and I feel VERY thankful that I get to share these special moments with Terry and our son. To see all the wonders of the holiday season through his eyes. To witness him see Santa for the first time and walk up so proud and grin as big as he possibly can. To be forced to take in all the holiday things I may have been in too much of a hurry and overlooked in the past. To bear witness to all those things and force me to stop and listen to him in the softest and sweetest of voices utter “WOOOOOW.” Sigh. I am so thankful for this.
13th – Friends. I am so thankful to have my friends in my life. I used to be a loner (and still am in many ways) and never had many friends that I felt extremely close to. I cared for a handful of people but was always awkward and kept my guard up. But then I got out of college and started opening up more and making real friends. The past few years has really proven just how important and valuable these relationships are and I cherish them so much. And I cherish being able to talk to them about anything. Something funny, just chit chat about the day, things that are serious…whatever. Of course I still do most of this via email as in person or on the phone I can still be awkward :-) But my friends get that and accept me for me and I truly love and care for these individuals so much and feel so thankful to have these amazing people in my life.
14th – For a husband that just does what is needed. Back story. Sometime after dinner tonight Henry threw up everywhere. We are still not exactly sure why or the cause, but am convinced it wasn’t my cooking!! ;-) Well this puking turned to dry heaves and went on through the early morning….4:45am to be exact. Henry only wanted me all night and finally around 5am Henry and I slept, on the floor in his room for a couple hours. However, all evening and night my amazing husband did about 3 loads of laundry. Changed the sheets 4 times before we moved H. to the floor. Made sure Henry had everything he needed. Washed his stuffed animals. And even in the days after did about 10 loads of laundry to make sure everything was washed from the pukes. I never had to ask nor did I expect it. I figured we would deal with it later. But Terry took care of it. I am so thankful to marry a man who is like this. Just does what needs done. Is my partner and equal.
15th – That whatever bug or food issue that Henry had seems to be over!
16th – For Saturdays. Enough said.
17th – Sleeping in until 7:30am! The past few days sleeping has been at a minimum and since he started going to school more, sleeping in has been almost non-existent. Well today Henry slept until 7:30. Yep, that is enough to be thankful for right there!
So what are YOU thankful for today?!?!