First off, I just wanted to thank everyone for your kind comments and words of encouragement in yesterday’s post. You guys are wonderful and between your words of advice and the general therapeutic nature of writing, I felt a lot better. Anyway, I thought I’d take a different approach today and write about the things that are going really well – that way I’ll have given equal attention to the good and the bad of these days, which are so fleeting…

Jean @ Working Momma 247 has been doing Gratitude Posts lately and that is really what inspired me to give this a go, so here are 5 things that I’m grateful for / happy about right now or just things that have made me smile…

  1. I finally finished reading Dead Until Dark last night – I feel very proud of myself for sticking with it, never mind for finding reading time at night again. I actually ended up really liking this book – I’ll try to write a review soon.
  2. Last night Dan attempted to make a 5 course dinner in celebration of our anniversary. I think it was a little overly ambitious, especially with him not getting home to start cooking until 6:00 pm and us having the new baby and the crazy preschooler, but we had a fun time anyway. Even when he caught the garlic bread on fire. It was actually a really nice night and there was really no point where either of us were upset when our plans went crazy it was just kind of like, “Yeah this is our life now.” I am impressed looking back on it, at how well we both just rolled with the punches. 5 courses turned into roughly 3 which I commented was maybe perfect for a 3 year anniversary. Maybe in two years we’ll attempt it again? We still have the ingredients to attempt courses 4 and 5 sometime this weekend maybe.
  3. MM has added two new phrases to his constant vocabulary – “two minutes” as in, two more minutes until nap time, bedtime, diaper change etc. He says it so cutely that it’s hard to be annoyed, never mind the cleverness of his scheme to bide his time. The other phrase is “two little” as in, I’ll have “just two little crackers” or “two little grapes” or “two little oatmeal.” This one doesn’t really mean he wants 2 – one bowl of oatmeal is fine and he will want more than two grapes but again – it’s cute. He’s cute. There’s cuteness.
  4. We finally got our washer / dryer fixed – again. Apparently another bird made another nest in the vent and our office manager guy came himself, climbed up on the window sill in MM’s room (teaching him new bad habits – hurray!) and got it out, then added a vent cover so as to nip the problem in the bud. And that night Dan added to our child proofing stick in the window thing so that MM will definitely not be able to open to window to reenact our office manager’s actions. In retrospect, I totally shouldn’t have let him watch, but all is good and fixed. Finally.
  5. BB is just beautiful – have I said that enough? She’s healthy and happy and nurses well and is getting bigger and becoming more alert during the day and we are all crazily in love with her. And when the bad seems to pile up on me, it really should be remembered – that I have two beautiful, healthy, brilliant children – not to mention a helpful, caring, patient husband who cooks me 3 to 5 course meals and changes the diapers at night…

How about you? What are 5 great things in your life right now?

4 responses to “5 Great Things…”

  1. Stephanie Avatar

    Glad you’re doing better! I guess 5 great things for me right now:

    1) Jacob’s just amazing and learning to walk…he just started to like his push toys and actually tries to balance himself to stand against the couch or table or toy bins…he’s just all sorts of cuteness right now.

    2) I’m loosing weight- a good amount- for the first time in a long time. I don’t know how- or why- other than eating better (which Ive sone before) but it’s coming off and I’m glad.

    3) The weather’s been beautiful- great for swims with Jacob

    4) I think I’ve got Chris’s support for looking into an business idea I have…a mom and me cafe type thing. (btw if you could run a poll to your readers about if they’d go to a mom and me cafe type place- where moms and dad can have coffee and the kids can play- and there would be special parent only events and gamily events- tha would be great!)

    5) well it is hard to think of a 5th…out of work- can’t find work- need work…yeah..pretty much finding a job would be my 5th great thing


  2. Sues2u2 Avatar

    What a sweet thing for Dan to do! I have to admit that if Hubby cooks we’re having mac ‘n cheese or hamburger helper. Oh, wait. He will make chili or dirty rice, too.

    Sounds like today was ever so much better. I’m so glad. You are also post surgery too. Don’t forget to add that into the mix. That makes it even more important that you get some rest!


  3. vivienne Avatar

    I am pleased to see you are having a good day. Life has its up and downs for all of us,but we should all stop and appreciate the good things in life.


  4. Jean Avatar

    Aww thanks for the mention!
    Things never seem quite that bad when you add a little sunshine to it.