Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tonight I was thankful to sit on the sofa with Jay and Jack and read. I was thankful that school was canceled for tomorrow . I love Sunday nights when there is no school the next day.

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Last night I was thankful to feel like I was caught up on laundry AND ironing. I have a cabinet that all the ironing goes into- until I can get to it. This pile can get rather large. When something is missing I will tell anyone who is looking for something to check the pile. Jay even teases me that I pull clothes out of circulation l. (I will neither confrom nor deny that statement.
So it felt good to get to the end of of the pile. Knowing all to well there is laundry waiting to start the process all over again. Thankful for that to- sometimes I have to remind myself that- be thankful for these clothes to wash. If there were any less, we would be missing someone.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

I am thankful again to have a snow day and still have electricity. I am thankful for little things. Sleep- naps- time to just hang out at home. Jammies with feet for Tucker. I am thankful to have a partner to parent with. I am thankful for heat in our home.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thankful that we have power.
While that kind of sums up my feelings, I am so thankful for today. Thankful for the break.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tonight I am thankful for our 7 year old. I am thankful for his calmness today. I am thankful he had a happy day. I am thankful that it was warm enough today for the kids to play outside and that I had the doors open. I am thankful that our breakfast of monkey balls turned out the best it ever has. I am thankful for a little nap, and that Tucker came and snuggled up and joined in the sleep as well.
I am thankful for a hot lunch date with Jay and Luke. I am thankful that Luke so sweetly asked me to sit with him.
Tuesday night-
I am thankful for good deals, and coupons that let me get things for almost free.
I am thankful that our family got to spend the evening together- even though it meant we were at walmart and sams.
I am thankful that Jay stayed up while I finished a project for Luke's birthday.
I am thankful that my mom had a sewing machine needle that I could borrow.
I am thankful for the events this week that are already canceled. I love it when our schedule free up!

Monday, January 25, 2010

I am thankful for something left on the kitchen counter with
spoons pointing and highlighting what I needed read.
Thankful for cold, cold oranges.
Thankful for the fridge that keeps them cold.
Thankful for the imagination of my 3 year old.
I am thankful for the example of others.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I am thankful for Sunday naps. I am thankful for a room full of my family hanging out reading. Thankful that we think Jay passed his stone, that he did not need surgery and that he is pain free without meds now. Thankful for Stake Conference allowing us to have an earlier church schedule. Thankful for peaceful times. Thankful for good news, really good news for my brother and his family.
Thankful that right now reminds me of our holidays, together, not in a rush, enjoying each others company. Thankful we started rotating Sunday dinner responsabilities.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I am thankful jay wound up the vacum chord and put it away. I am thankful that the house got tidied up. I am thankful that I am in a home- I am thankful for the water that comes out of the pipes. I am thankful I can walk to the store and pick up milk and get exercise in at the same time. I am thankful for strong pains meds for jay. I am thankful for cute little footprints left in the dust on a bedside table.

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Last night I was thankful for dinner that was brought in. I was tha thankful to be back home safe. I was thankful to have gone with savanna and to get to hear the choir she was in. I was thankful that we were able to get a ride since jay could not come up. I was thankful to see all my boys. I was thankful to sleep in my own bed.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21st blessing a day
Tonight I am thankful for kindness and generosity of others. I am thankful for the breakfast drinks that were given to us when our gift cards were not accepted. Thankful for the 2nd round of smoothies a little later in the morning.
I am thankful that so many people jumped to our aid when jay had a kidney stone attack today. I am thankful for my mom. I am thankful that jay has some good strong meds.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I am thankful that I got to talk to all three boys on the phone tonight. They sounded so different. So cute! I don't talk to my kids on the phone usually so it was a different thing for me.
I am thankful for wireless Internet connection in the lobby. I am thankful that jay took photos of the kids homework for me to see then sent it to me.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19th-2010 blessings

I am thankful for clean sheets. I am thankful for friendship bread. I am thankful for my Mom and Jay taking over the kids for the next few days. I am thankful for my Earth shoes and how they help my back. I am thankful that sometimes I am able to read my children and understand what they mean and not what they are saying.

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18th- 2010 blessing a day

I am thankful Jay cleaned out the toothbrush and toothpaste
drawer. I am thankful that my contacts came in today. I am thankful for a 3 day weekend. I am thankful that Jay took the day off. I am thankful that I got sort of caught up on laundry.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I am thankful that we were able to have morning time together. A "Sunday Breakfast" instead of Sunday dinner. How everyone helped out. And for the most part willing to just do what needed to be done. For one meal-everyone worked together.

January 14th, 15th, 16th-2010 blessings

Thursday night- I was thankful for our piano teacher who comes to our home. I was thankful that Jay and I had time to communicate our thoughts. That we each were able to express our concerns and suggestions for our children. That we had time to do it and were not interrupted.

Friday night- I was thankful for the beautiful titch of a sunset-The beautiful paleness of it. That it was there. It filled me with hope after a gray day. To have the sun for a moment. I was thankful for a script tucked in my purse from Tuesday's Dr. appointment, "just in case" Luke started running a fever. Because today he did. I was thankful my sister was available to run over and sit with the two littles while I went and picked up the medicine, and that my neighbor brought the bigs home from school. At two different times. It allowed me to have a short nap while the littles watched a movie.

Saturday night- I was thankful that we all got out for a walk in the fog and rain- I took photos of us at Lake Hefner and you would not know we are in Oklahoma. It looks like we are on the coast, back in Oregon, maybe.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13th-2010 blessings

I am thankful Jay stayed up and helped me with a few things.
I am thankful that Savanna talked with us openly.
I am thankful that Julie took Savanna to church tonight. I am thankful that Jay was able to go to cub scouts with Jack. I am thankful for 2 new favorite songs.

January 12th-2010 Blessings

Last night I was thankful that Luke willingly walked himself into his post-op appointment. I did not have to "help" him in kicking and screaming.

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11th

I am thankful I am not shivery cold with fever. I am thankful that Jay took out all the trash. I am thankful that Jay made Tuckers bed. I am thankful that my kitchen window is clean. (also thanks to Jay)

January 10th-2010 blessings

Last night I was thankful for the opening hymn for our Sacrament Meeting- How Firm A Foundation- that we sang all the verses. How affirming it was for me and my thoughts. I was thankful that Kim spoke in Sacrament meeting for another ward with Jay early that morning. I was thankful that as we sat down I looked into my purse and found the $20 I have been looking for since last month. I felt thankful for all those that serve and do what they can without complaining. And can I just say that I was thankful that Jay was called as a counselor in the bishopric? Because right now, I would "pick" counselor over bishop any day ...
Can I be thankful for that?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 6th ,7th, 8th and 9th-2010 blessings

Wednesday January 6th-I was just so thankful.
Seriously so thankful and relieved. Completely relieved.

Thursday night January 7th-I felt thankful for a new toy from Jay. Thankful that he picked up on something said in conversation and sold a few things to get me a Itouch. I was thankful also that school was not canceled for the freezing weather. I was thankful that someone else took care of my tire that was loosing air that day.

Friday night January 8th-
I was thankful that it was the weekend. I was thankful that Savanna and my hotel room for state choir is going to cost half of what I thought. I was thankful for movie night at my moms.

I am thankful for sleeping in. I am thankful for phone calls from girlfriends this week. I am glad the sun shone for the last few days. I am thankful for a date with Jay.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5th, 2010 blessings

I am thankful that a teacher noticed Jack's red chapped hands and offered (told) him some lotion.

January 4th, 2010 blessings

Last night I was thankful for our friends Jake and Amy. They came by to say good-bye to our family before they move to San Fransisco. Jake and Jay used to work together. Now Jake is moving on to work for a fruit company that specializes in cool technology type things that I use everyday, and Jay would be lost without.
I am thankful for our friendship. I loved whenever we were able to get together. Amy would always jump right in and help do whatever needed to be done, and they put up with our kids acting like happy puppies whenever they saw them. Amy taught me to make crepes- so yummy.
Jake used to be in a band, and I have been bugging him to sing for us for a long time. Finally last night he played the guitar and sang for us.
We are excited for this opportunity for them, but feel just a little sad they will be gone.
I am thankful for friendship-

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January 3rd, 2010 blessings

I am thankful for today to be over. I am thankful with the kind of exhale that says I am done, moving on.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

January 2nd, 2010 blessings

I am thankful for the many dates I had with Jay today. It was a perfect ending to our holiday break. The temple, the movies, the mall, dinner out- all in one day. I am thankful that we tried on new bands. I am thankful we found ones we liked.

January 1st, 2010 blessings

Last night I was thankful to have little hands touching my face. Circles and sweeps, those hands traced over my eyelids and eyebrows and cheeks and lips then up to my nose and back down to my chin. Just because he wanted to.
I was thankful that a family of 6 all tried to fit onto a queen size bed for and end of the day snuggle.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Blessing a Day 2009-December 31st

As well as being thankful to end the day and the end of 2009 with family and friends I was so thankful to end it with a shower. It had been a long long day. Good, but long. I had started the day in the hospital, came home and cleaned house and cooked, fried food IN THE HOUSE! and just felt like I needed to wash all that off of me before climbing into bed. It felt wonderful.

Blessing a Day 2009 December 30

December 30th- I ended the day feeling thankful for email, and the information age that allows us to communicate so freely. We had a last minute procedure scheduled for Luke, and within hours I was able to have contact with Luke's pediatrician and his surgeon in California to run things by them. All without actually speaking to them on the phone. Exchanges were made, information transferred back and forth, even while these Dr.s were on vacation.
So thankful for that!