Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thankful Thursday

So much to be thankful for...

We have not had rain for is so dry that the trees are going into shock and dropping their leaves. Our grass is non-existent to the point that it's sort of embarrassing. I am thankful that we've had rain for the past 2 days. It's been the best rain- the soaking kind that ensures that everything gets a nice long drink. Today everything was a little bit more green and a lot more alive.

In our old house, we entered and exited through a french door in the family room. Then we walked across a patio (that I loved) and to the driveway where the cars waited in the rain, snow, sun or pitch dark. I am thankful that our house now has a garage- and that we can walk down the staircase and into a climate controlled vehicle. It is such a luxury!

I am thankful that the first week of school has gone so smoothly. The difference between this year and last year is huge. Lots of contributing factors, but whatever the reason- it's an answer to many prayers. Having a happy, well-adjusted child is a gift.

I decided to really try to be much more in control this school year. No more running out the door and playing beat the clock- I'm waking up without pushing snooze (a big deal) and am working on getting into a manageable routine. 4 days- things are going well. I am thankful for some increased will power that seems to have taken over me.

When we were on vacation, Jon visited the local ABC store to buy some "adult beverages". While he was there, he entered a contest to win Jimmy Buffett tickets. HE WON!!! We will be attending the Labor Day Weekend Show. If you're a'll get this- if not, it's the 1st line of his song, Come Monday.

Song lyrics | Come Monday lyrics

We have seats in the orchestra- 12 rows away from Jimmy! I am so looking forward to spending this time with Jon (um, and Jimmy). We had so much fun when we went to see the show for my birthday and I never dreamed that we'd get to go again- let alone being to sit in these AMAZING seats!! Jon was beside himself when he got the call- and really thought that it was a joke at first. We held our breath until the tickets came- but they are here and they are real. I am thankful for this little pick me up as the summer comes to a close.

My new job is challenging. I've been feeling sort of overwhelmed- like there is so much to get done and not enough time to do it, or worse, that I'm not able to do it. I had a meeting with my new boss and she was so great. She let me know that she thought I was doing exactly what I needed to be doing in this stage of the game. I am thankful for those words, and for her support.

A while ago, I said that I was thankful for a friend who was pregnant with twins. I went to visit her over the weekend, and saw her 4D pictures of her babies, currently being referred to as A & B. They are doing great at 12 weeks and her doctor is pleased with her progress. Hooray! I am thankful for her continued healthy pregnancy.

Hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day Weekend- be safe & have fun!


The Browns said...

WHen is the show????!! So excited for you!!

PS - Meant to comment before that parenting 1 child TOTALLY counts. Silly woman must have been too busy not fully parenting her multiple children to know what parenting looks like.

Denise said...

Have fun at the concert...and I just read your previous post. I have been challenged before, but have never done it. I learned a lot about you friend, but some of it I already knew.

AOT girl~