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Day 40 – Homework and Hugs

  • Posted on November 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Today I am thankful for the opportunity and ability to help my children with their homework. Even though it had to pause for tears (hers, not mine) several times before it was complete, I’m thankful that I can be here and help her through it. I’m glad I have the cognitive ability to help her with her schooling. I’m also thankful that I have the ability to be home with her to do it. There are a couple nights a week where I’m working or at school and can’t do her homework with her, so frustrating though it can be at times, I’m glad I can be there most nights for her.

I’m also thankful to know that my oldest daughter still wants my hugs, even though she tries to act like she doesn’t most days. I know this because she came downstairs after bedtime to inform me that she didn’t get a bedtime hug from me. I’d fallen asleep on the couch while she was brushing her teeth, and when I woke up, I figured she was already asleep. Guess not! She is hitting an age where more often than not she tries to dodge my hugs or hand holding, so I’m thankful to know she really does care and appreciate my affections, despite attempting to appear otherwise.

Day 39 – Laughter

  • Posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I’m thankful today for laughter. Today I sat with a group of people at lunch and we all had way too much fun hanging out together for about an hour. Much raucous laughter ensued. People from other tables stared. We didn’t care. We were too busy laughing and enjoying each other’s goofy company to care. It was the perfect break between classes at the point near the end of a semester where we’re all burned out and have way too many assignments to finish all too quickly.

I’m also thankful for the laughter that my husband and children provide on a near-daily basis.

Laughter really is the best medicine, for everything. It lifts sour moods, improves physical health, and brings us all closer together.

Day 38 – Classmates & Blankets

  • Posted on November 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Today I am thankful for classmates and friends who have gone before me – who speak up in order to make classes better – who bought the books and are happily willing to loan them to me for a semester. (And I will (and have) happily return the favor!)

I’m also thankful for warm blankets and a snug house to warm me up when I am cold as the weather drops outside.

Day 37 – Alpha, Chocolate and Cat Hats

  • Posted on November 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Today I’m thankful for the opportunity to help lead Alpha again with an amazing group of people.

I’m also thankful for chocolate, and the family who loves me so much they go out of their way to make sure we have some in the house at all times.

Also thankful for cat hats. Warm, fuzzy and happy. Tonight’s included a chin strap/paw.

Day 36 – My Children and My Bed

  • Posted on November 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Today I am thankful for my children. Though the drive me crazy often, they are sweet and awesome too. They spent most of today playing very well together, and being generally awesome. It is amazing to watch them grow and learn. I am excited to see who they grow into in the coming years.

I’m also thankful for a good night’s sleep in my own bed. That’s one of the best parts of travel… coming home and realizing how much I appreciate things here, like my own bed.

Days 32-35 – Thanksgiving and then some

  • Posted on November 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

The last four days have been spent traveling. Didn’t bring the computer, so no updates, but I was very thankful!

Day 32- Thankful for safe travels, and awesome neighbors who will care for our cats for us while we are gone.

Day 33- Thankful for family, lots of family, and for getting to see them all and hang out with them most of the day. And for lots of yummy food.

Day 34- Thankful for meeting up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in far too long, and for a fun day at the museum with my family.

Day 35- Thankful for safe travels home, for friends along the way who let us rest a bit and feed us yummy food and let our kids run around wild for a bit before piling into the car yet again. Later on, I will be very thankful for my own bed.

Day 31 – To-Do Lists and Baths

  • Posted on November 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Today I’m thankful for crossing things off my to-do list. That gives me such a happy feeling of accomplishment when I have a day where I can cross off several items. I’ll admit, I sometimes put things on my to-do list that I KNOW will happen, like “brush teeth” just to have something to cross off!

I’m also thankful for baths, and the huge amount of happiness they can give my children… while giving me a good half hour of mostly peace and quiet. Hey, a mom uses whatever tricks work!

Day 30 – Pizza and Meeting Deadlines

  • Posted on November 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Today I am thankful for finishing things on time and getting them turned in. What a huge weight off my shoulders!

I’m also thankful for pizza. Yummy, nummy happy food.

Also thankful for cookies from friends. 🙂

Days 27, 28 & 29 – Music, Birthday Parties, Sleeping in & more

  • Posted on November 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

Oops, three days! Here goes.

Friday I was thankful for the amazing children’s music program our church has. I’m thankful for the staff and volunteers who work hard to help our children learn music, and have fun doing it.

Yesterday I was thankful for birthday parties and the friends we share them with. I was also thankful for babysitters. Also thankful for good friends who ask if one of my children can spend the night, even if it is sort of last minute. And I’m thankful to know my daughter will be in good hands at her friends house.

Today I’m thankful for quiet houses and sleeping in. I’m thankful that my family can all pitch in together to get something done quickly, like cleaning up a messy room, when we want to, and do it nicely together.

Day 26 – Awesome Professors & Old Friends

  • Posted on November 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I am thankful today for professors who assign projects that have actual real-world application instead of just having us write papers for my classes. I’m doubly thankful to have several of these projects at hand at a time when I really need them so that I don’t have to spend many hours now creating said projects that I have already spent time creating previously.

I’m also thankful for medical providers that I’ve known for a long time, and who make annual visits actually enjoyable – more like seeing an old friend rather than a dreaded doctor visit.