Clean sheets & electric blankets
Phew, it’s been quite a week (and not in a good way), but we’ve all made it through! Sometimes after tough weeks, it can seem difficult to think of things I’m grateful for, but in my experience, that’s when I need to work on my gratitude the most, so here we go…
Things I’m Grateful For (in no particular order, except that the first one is what I’m most thankful for this week):
-a patient husband who loves me no matter what.
-the fact that when I do my job correctly, things work out more often than not. It’s when I don’t do my job correctly that things tend to stress me out.
-the hugely supportive groups of women that I am becoming a part of through social media. One of the things I am most passionate about is encouraging others and I have discovered several groups who feel the same way. I cannot wait to get to know you ladies better!
-the fact that I really like my son’s daycare teacher. She does so well with him and cares so much about her kiddos that I never worry when we drop #BabyD off in the mornings.
-for opportunities to socialize after work and for the nights with no plans other than Chinese take-out and catching up on DVR’d shows.
-the unconditional love of our dogs.
-canned sparkling water.
-and chocolate. This girl is always thankful for chocolate.
So tell me, friends, how was your week? What are some things that you are grateful for?
Happy, happy Friday, friends! There are all kinds of things to be grateful for these days. It’s been a good week here in Virginia – the fall weather is starting to arrive (I love when the warm days are mid to upper 70s instead of the mid to upper 90s, and I think the leaves will be starting to change colors soon. I really do love this time of year.
The schedule at work has been relaxed this week since the boss is out, but sometimes these are the most productive weeks of the year. I was able to get a bunch of invoicing done – a task that I put off and avoid doing, but really should be done regularly – as well as my usual tasks around the office. I even remembered to water the plants!
With a lighter schedule at work, we’ve been able to get a lot done around the house this week too. We’ve mowed the front and back yards, got the chimney cleaned, mopped and vacuumed the floors, weeded a patch in the front yard that’s been bugging me for far too long, and got another load of firewood unloaded and stacked. (Notice I didn’t mention the laundry – Mt. Laundry is at least Mt. Clean Laundry at the moment.) We will be more prepared this winter (especially considering people are saying it’s going to be quite the cold one!) – running out of firewood puts a hurting on the heating bill. I was able to spend extra time with the two- and four-legged hooligans, and some daytime runs in as well (a real treat!).
We learned that #BabyD’s cousin that is expected to arrive in January 2015 is also going to be a boy! We can’t wait to have another little man join the family!
Oh! Tomorrow is the Virginia 10-miler race (there’s also a 4-miler too)! Though there will be no actual racing for this preggo mama, I am excited to do the run. #BabyD got to run it last year, so it’s only fair that #BabyD2 get to run it this year as well (strollers are not allowed, so it’ll just be me and the in-utero boy with all of our friends). 🙂
So tell me, friends, how was your week? What are some things that you are grateful for today? Do you have any exciting weekend plans?
Phew, guys, I feel like it’s been a long week. It’s mostly me, probably – I’ve felt extra hormonal (oh, pregnancy) and short on patience all week. But it’s Friday and we have a nice low-key weekend ahead of us, so maybe, just maybe, with a little extra sleep (right??) I can snap out of my funk!
One of the things that usually helps me get past my own drama is thinking of the things that I am grateful for, and I was so excited to discover Ashley’s link-up TIGF (Things I’m Grateful For) over at Hello Nature. So here goes – here are some of the things I’m grateful for this week:
-Family – my 97 year old grandmother fell earlier this week, and we were all thankful to learn that she had suffered no breaks in her patella and that she will not require any surgery!
-Friends – I am so thankful for the communities that I have become a part of through facebook. There are mama communities, blogger communities, runner communities, and so many, many more. While I may never meet many of these friends IRL (in real life), I do believe there will be some true friendships blossoming from these acquaintances.
-Our hooligans and the people in this city who also love animals. Our local shelter had 743 adoptions between June 1 and August 1 this year. Not only is that number wonderful in and of itself, but about 250 of those pets were pulled out of other (not no-kill) shelters from the surrounding areas. Our city benefits so much from having citizens with such big hearts for those who cannot speak up for themselves. I am thrilled to be able to give my time and play a very small role in saving the other local hooligans. 🙂