Sunday, January 26, 2014

Gratitudes 1/25/14 and 1/26/14

"To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have." ~Ken Keyes

So, once again I am in a position where I owe my friends on the challenge 10 things I'm grateful for.

1. As much as I complain about it, I'm grateful for cable. And more specifically...
2. I'm grateful for TCM. We love it. We watch a LOT of movies on it. There are a lot of stinkers thrown in there with the movies I consider truly great, but tonight we got to watch My Fair Lady, which is one of my favorites.
3. As much as it has pained me to hear her scream and cry today, I'm grateful that Rachael is teething and that that is the worst of the problems we have had with her. My friend Leslie's granddaughter just had her first great-grandson and the baby had to be taken at 27 weeks and was 2 lb. 3 oz. Little Carter will be in the NICU for quite some time and could use our prayers.
4. I'm grate*full for Marc delighting in little things. He got this toy in his Happy Meal today that has delighted him to no end.
5. I'm grate*full for my fellow gratitude challengers...Peni, Courtney, JoAnn, and Angela that I know are regulars. (And to anyone else that is out there, I'm grateful for you too! Speak up and let me know that you're here!)
6. I'm grate*full for my husband who drove on sketchy roads this morning (they weren't BAD but they were largely untreated and would have sent my stress level through the roof).
7. I'm grate*full that JoAnn (who in addition to being a fellow gratitude challenger is my son Marc's godmother) got to and from Quebec safely this weekend.
8. I'm grate*full to my GoFundMe donors, most recently my college friends Dave and Alicia (Dave is Rachael's godfather...I really chose some good godparents for my kids; Courtney, another gratitude challenger, is Melanie's godmother), and those who are saving bottles and cans for me for my bottle/can drive.
9. I'm grate*full for whoever was the first one to mix red and blue to create purple. I'm really grate*full for purple.
10. I'm grate*full for Facebook. I recently became "friends" with my friend Pete on there and it's amazing to see him, his wife, and his boys, two of whom I used to play with before they moved from Lexington to Louisville.



  1. Today I am grateful that my oldest had energy and a little appetite today despite developing a low grade fever in the night.

    I am grateful that the non-profit I work with has the opportunity to win a grant from FedEx.

    I am grateful for friends who are voting for the non-profit on the FedEx page and that they are helping spread the word so others will vote as well.

    I am grateful for a friend who ordered my girls an awesome magazine subscription.

    I am grateful that my husband did the grocery shopping and the dishes today.

    I am grateful that schools are being smart and having at least a two hour delay tomorrow because these cold temps are insane and kids shouldn't be standing at bus stops in the dark.

    I am grateful for coupons. I'm not nearly as skilled at using them as some people but they really do help the grocery bill.

    I am grateful that I don't have to leave the house very often in this extreme cold.

    I am grateful for receiving gifts of Starbucks gift cards as it is something I enjoy but would not buy for myself.

  2. oh and over on the Facebook group, we have another gratitude challenger, Jackie. Sorry Jackie! <3