Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thanks Tank #10

Thursday Thanks Tank
Alright, so I started off this day with great intentions of being thankful, thankful, thankful. And for the most part of the day I was just that. And then "this evening" hit. And now I'm beyond tired and not feeling very thankful for anything. So I'm going to list all the things that I am thankful for in this moment. Right here, right now! I must warn, you that know me well, will tend to think that I am being sarcastic about some of these things but I'm not. The things I am thankful for in this moment are:
  • leftovers - it was great not having to cook dinner tonight. at least dinner twice, I took my friend and her family dinner which leads me to my next thankful thought.
  • new babies - my roommate from Ecola, who lives up here in Washington now, had her third baby yesterday. he is gorgeous and adorable.
  • dental floss
  • emotional control - i made it back to MOPs, after quite a lengthy absence, today. it was crazy the number of new babies there were and how many moms are pregnant. i'm thankful that i was able to stay calm and sane and emotionally detached from it all.
  • peace and quiet - while trying to dish up everyone's dinner and get the girls homework finished up and give my husband some attention it became glaringly apparent that I needed a time out. i'm thankful that I was able to walk into the spare bedroom with my cold leftovers and shut the rest of the world out and try and concentrate on thankful thoughts.
  • flannel pajama bottoms - need I explain this?
  • great hair days - again, I don't think any explanation is needed!
  • humor & sarcasm - I'd die without both!
  • a phone call from an old friend - my friend isn't old, I've just known her a long time. 15 1/2 years to be exact. I've actually probably done more with this friend in terms of traveling and hanging out then any other friend (minus sisters and mom) I have. i hadn't spoken with her in over two years when she called me out of the blue this past weekend. it was wonderful to hear her voice and chat with her. i'm thankful for the possibility of that renewed friendship.
  • patience and servitude - this weekend my husband fell and badly sprained his ankle. it really has been an eye opener to me regarding all that he had to do for me when I did the same thing a couple of years ago right before Christmas. this ended up leading to surgery for me to repair torn tendons and I'm so thankful for all of the people who helped when I initially injured myself and then when I had my surgery.
  • summer vacation - after the evening I had I'm not sure why this appeals to me SO MUCH, but i'm so excited that the girls last day of school is June 13th! that thrills me to pieces. i suppose it could be just because i can sleep in but i'm very much looking forward to june 14th - no phone calls till after 10:00am please!
  • starbucks - after jonesing for a coffee - ALL DAY - i'm really thankful to be drinking my favorite - an iced venti x-tra caramel, x-tra ice, caramel macchiato!
  • TV on DVD - i can watch it when i want for as long or as short as I want and can pause - yeah!
  • planned family time - we've made plans to work more on our NYC/DC pictures this weekend. i'm really looking forward to that!
  • my kisa - who is patiently waiting for me to get over my temper tantrum and who already put our girls to bed and will forgive me when I apologize - I've been blessed beyond measure!

My verses for this week are I Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Be joyful always; pray continuously; give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."


The Laverty's said...

Sorry to hear you had a tough evening. Just 6 more weeks of school though! So, do you think we are gonna have some warm weather any time soon?? I'm still wearing jackets every day!

Kimberly said...

it wasn't too bad it just got to that point when I felt like everybody wanted and needed something from me and i was empty w/o anything to give. luckily all three of them are old enough that I can walk away and they can get what they need themselves.
when's your girls' last day of school? we have half day on the 13th - i'm thinking some sort of celebration is definitely needed!
my prediction for warmer weather is Sunday!
btw - love the new profile picture. i'm guessing christmas eve 2007 taken by maddie?

Anonymous said...

to the Lavs,
I am guessing that is Jack in the photo but it doesn't look like Jack. It's a little creepy.


Baby, sounds like you got your groove back on! So glad you found some things to be thankful for. I am also glad to be on your Thursday tks tank so much.)

The Laverty's said...

Yes, that is Jack. We took that picture of ourselves at mom and dad's on Christmas Eve. Most recent picture I had of us together. Our camera and computer were not talking before so maybe I have a more recent photo now. You gotta love cranky computers!