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Monday, February 6, 2012

Thank you, Thank you very much!

Today started off rough-- but I find that sometimes this helps me MORE appreciate the good things.

What I am grateful for today:

(1) The moon-- Miss Priss LOVES the moon! Everytime we go outside she says, "Moon! Moon!" and points at the sky. If it's daytime I say, "No, not time for the moon." To which Maddie says, "Sun!" Ah, she's SO smart! Lately we've had a lot of clouds-- and thus Mr. Moon has not been visible. BUT-- tonight-- crystal clear and a full moon present. Maddie was SO happy! And thus, Mommy was happy.

(2) Maddie singing-- As a small baby, Maddie was not much on rocking. But since she hit 18 months, it has been a requirement before bed. "Chair! Chair!" she says as we enter her room for bedtime. This has become one of my favorite times. The last week or so she has started humming, and even "singing"-- Tonight it sounded like she was making up songs-- including the word "Mommy"-- melted my heart. Man I love that kid!

(3) Red, Red Wine Makes me Feel So Fine! Especially after the aforementioned bad start to the day.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thanksgiving in February

So I've been slacking... AGAIN!

I was just reading a blog (instead of writing in my own-- let's call it research, shall we?) and came across an interesting idea: a gratitude journal. I'm pretty lousy with paper and pencil journals, but perhaps I can keep up with a gratitude blog... if not everyday, perhaps 2 or 3 times a week...

This person said they were going to list 3 things each entry that they are thankful for... Should be easy, right?

We will give it a shot!

Today I am thankful for:

(1) A healthy, SMART little girl! Maddie is amazing! I swear she learns a new word every day! We have been so blessed with such a wonderful daughter!

(2) Frozen chili-- I was SO not in the mood to cook! So glad last time I made chili I made enough to freeze for just such a day. Makes feeding hubby MUCH easier!

(3) I'm glad hubby introduced me to HP Brown Sauce-- hooray for the English! I love this stuff! Why do we not use it regularly here? My fav thing to put it on is a bacon-egg sandwich... Tonight it's going on my egg on toast.

(2 food items... Hmmmmmm-- Can you tell I am hungry?)