Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Good morning. I am making an effort to be thankful daily and write down 3 things. Here is this week’s list:

Day 1:

  • My office has unlimited coffee, tea, and ice water. I fully take advantage of this perk.
  • No more pumping at work! This really opens up a lot of time for me. 
  • A family effort at getting the house ready for a potential buyer to look at. Our house isn’t listed or anything, but we are thinking about it. No, wait, we aren’t. Well maybe we are. We can’t decide. 

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Day 2:

  • Iced coffee made with coconut water
  • Ina is sleeping in her own room! Cora is sleeping in her own room! I am actually sleeping. Now if I could them to sleep past 6 am...
  • Ordering new (fun!) glasses. Pictures to come.

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Day 3:

  • Eating breakfast at the table as a family. This is a huge rarity at our house due to our schedules, but it is so nice when it happens.
  • Our new baby swing for the swing set. Entertaining Ina and Cora at the same time can be tricky, but swinging is always a trump card.
  • Balloons. From The Dollar Store = no electronic entertainment all day long.

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Day 4:

  • My grandpa and grandma are doing great. Grandma is home and grandpa is walking around!
  • Ginger kombucha. So good. Details coming soon.
  • Meals half cooked by my boyfriend Joe.

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Day 5:

  • We found the lost library books and I no longer have to pay $54. Whew.
  • Getting my teeth cleaned! Feels so fresh
  • My dermatology re-check was clear! A few months ago I visited my dermatologist for my yearly skin check and he called a few days later to say there were a few moles he was worried about and to come back in a few months. 

Day 6:

  • My small group girls. Always.
  • Dan trimmed all the bushes out front! You can now walk down our sidewalk without fear of your leg being scratched. Ha!
  • Our neighborhood effort to get our dog back to us. When I was at small group one neighbor called to tell us they saw Aumlette out. Dan’s  phone was off, so I came home and looked for him, but couldn’t find him. While we were eating dinner, another neighbor (my friend Kim) knocked on our door to tell us that another neighbor was walking down the street with Aumlettte on a leash looking for his house. It was a team effort, but Aumlette came back home safely. 

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Day 7:

  • I had the opportunity to go to the Girls on the Run Luncheon, as my employer sponsored it, and had the privilege of hearing Kathrine Switzer (the first woman to enter and run the Boston Marathon) speak. It was empowering and inspiring and I had to hold myself to my chair so I didn’t get up and immediately go for a run outside. 
  • The girls went to the zoo with Danielle and had a blast. 
  • I can take morning calls at home on mute with The Disney Channel blaring in the background. I don’t know how moms consistently get out of the house before 8 am with kiddos, but I salute them.

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