Gratefulness Day 13

I am grateful for days off work, like today. It’s been a while and I needed one. I couldn’t sleep past 7:30, dagnabbit, but it was nice to know I could have.

I am grateful for my in-laws. My Mother in-law is like the Tasmanian Devil in our house, but to the opposite effect. She comes in, moves randomly about the place like a blurry tornado, but instead of leaving chaos in her wake she leaves order. The place has never been so dang tidy. My only fears about this are:

  1. the before and after difference makes me wonder if I am not functioning well as a grown up;
  2. my kids might be forming unrealistic expectations of what will happen when they have children of their own, and what the next generation Grandparents will do when they come to visit.

I am grateful my kids are in bed and the house is quiet. This teacup is full, and I don’t want to spill any tea in my tidy home.

Gratefulness Day 12


I am grateful for the photo that Cooper’s Nana just sent me of Coop Giving Pop a ride.

I am grateful for a phone call I just received from a client that was made for no other purpose than to thank me for how well a project is going. It’s not even done yet, and there was no other reason for the call. I should do stuff like that more. You should do stuff like that more.┬áThe world would be a better place if we all did stuff like that more.

I am grateful for Farley’s unstoppable smile and excitement whenever he’s seen us for the first time in a while, and also for his full transparency to his current emotional state. Often this can mean tantrums, but on the other side of the coin, sometimes he just smiles and declares, “HAPPY”. Know what that does? It makes everyone around him also happy.