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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 26 of Forty: Sunday Five

Hello friends! I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. I can't believe it's already Sunday but, I never can.  This was one of those weekends where I think we'll all be grateful to be back in the swing of things at work and school. The man and I dug a little too deep into the bathroom downstairs and found a host of things that genuinely need to be fixed. There is a huge difference between redecorating and finding major things that need to be replaced..This makeover is going to take a bit longer than the rest. The silver lining here is that we caught a few issues before they became catastrophes. Yay us. :)

Here are my thankful five for the week.

1. The man's parents joined us for breakfast (and good conversation) on Saturday morning and then took the kids to overnight with them. The two boys love to sleepover, so they ended up having a really nice time. I am grateful in a million ways that my children have family close-by. Nothing is better than grandparent love, and you know- anyone who loves my kids, my husband AND me? Well that is both AMAZING and very appreciated.

2. I'm grateful for the technology that connected me for a bit with my nephew, who lives in the Mitten.  He turned 3 yesterday. I pouted over the fact that I couldn't be there. I was able to call him though and wish him a happy day. The man and my kids were able to post birthday wishes to him on my sister's Facebook page. At the end of the evening, I got a text video (is that what it's called?) of my nephew, sitting on his bed and thanking me for a gift I ordered for him online. All thanks to technology. You will not hear me saying that often, but in this case, it made me feel present with that little guy- right where I wanted to be.

3. I'm thankful that I became Facebook friends with my recently widowed grandfather. It makes keeping up with him easier. It's been a beautiful thing seeing my whole family send him so much love. Plus, how many children can say they are FB friends with their Great-Grandfather? My daughter now can :)

4. I'm grateful for the sounds my washer and dryer make when they're finished with their cycles. It's a pain to sort, load, wash, dry, fold AND put away all of those clothes, but I think back to all of the years we trudged back and forth to the laundromat, and am so happy to have a set of my own. I remember telling my mother-in-law that when I got my first washer, I sat and watched two loads of laundry swish and spin in front of me. It was as good as any movie because it was all mine.

5. Sunday Night Special. I'm thankful for the tradition my husband brought to the family. It means that on Sunday nights, dinner is up to you. The kids eat ramen noodles or cereal. The man eats Mac and Cheese or leftovers and I eat, well, whatever is left in the cookie jar. It's glorious and I highly recommend it to any family doing the "Uh-Oh, tomorrow is Monday and I still have 27 things to do!" dance. I believe this evening, I'll partner up with Rice Krispies and some Vanilla Wafers.

Happy Sunday Evening, friends :)


  1. Those are five good things to be thankful for. Not surprisingly, all five have something to do with family in one way or another. It's a good reminder about the importance of family and good friends. I am thankful for you sharing your thankful five with us.

  2. You're running out of things to say, aren't you? 14 days of commenting left for you, dear :) I thought for sure you'd be responding to me and my odd shout out to technology. Without by the way, I wouldn't have a blog for you to comment on. Aren't' you most grateful for that?

  3. I am thankful for this blog (think I've said that before...) and the laughs it gives me. You two are so cute...your posting back and forth. I love reading them. <3

    I would also say, that I am BEYOND thankful for the beaUtiful weather the mitten state has had!!! I can not say it enough! :) :) :)

    Love to you!!!
    Your FF

    1. Nick, I can't believe how warm it has been in the Mitten. Yay you! After all those harsh winters, you kind of deserve to have a wonderful break. Let's hope it lasts. I can't believe you commented on all of these in one day. You, my friend, rock and I'm beyond grateful for that :)

  4. I am so very thankful for this blog. It gives me something to look forward to in the morning. I am also so thankful for a technology that keeps you and I in the loop. We get to chat on FB, through txt and all the while stay involved in every day life. Quinn loves you, feels your love and knows you better than you think. We talk about you always and nothing can replace family.

    1. K, Thanks for those words. I can't imagine not being able to connect with you. Keep letting that little man and his momma know how much I love and miss them. Every day :)

  5. I'm thankful that my mother buys mediocrely alright sugary cereals. I'm not so much a fan of how exactly the cereal is consumed.. But what can you do? Chewing with closed mouthes is definitely asking too much! ;) I'm thankful for this blog, and for your endless (40 days) amount of creativity! You rock. You're blog is the best in town because it's so original and HI-larious. In the wise words of someone very profound, "You're only the best until we find better."
    So for right now, Cheers to the best!
    Keep it classy! :)

    1. I'd hardly call Frosted Flakes or Apple Jacks mediocre. But you know, a girl has to choose the crunchiest cereal for the sweetest kid on the block. You rock endlessly, Alice. I'm forever grateful for your comments. Just imagine the responses you will be able to give to your next mom. I hope you're preparing... :)


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