Friday, November 5, 2010

Grateful Friday

Thank God:

1. we DIDN'T get a puppy this week. In a brief moment of insanity, I was determined to adopt a RIDICULOUSLY cute puppy on Wednesday. Luckily someone else got him first. Thursday was one of the worst days ever with the kids (Tate spent the morning in TO having some kind of awful attitude to start the day and then stripped naked in the car in protest to his pajamas still being on while we took Ellie to preschool, Cal was home with double ear infections but driving me nuts, I couldn't find my keys to get Ellie and had to leave her at preschool for an extra 1/2 hour while I frantically searched for them, you know, that kind of day ALL DAY LONG), so I was pretty sure after that God was just trying to tell me not to be sad about the puppy, which I was. I'm nuts.

2. that Calvin is back at school today and feeling a bit better. Did I mention he was driving me crazy? His ears hurt, but he wasn't so sick that he couldn't cause a ruckus and fight with his brother and whine about being bored and generally be a pain.

3. that the boys still let me choose their clothes for school since this is the sort of thing they throw together on their own (please excuse the BLAH living room)

It may be difficult to tell, but this is a 40 degree day and cal's attire is not really appropriate for that reason and then Tate is wearing sweatpants (fine) with a Christmas sweater. HUH?

4. that my parents came up this afternoon for an impromptu visit and mom brought me some beautiful pieced quilt blocks and tops done by my great-grandmother and that she trusts me to try to put them together and finish them up. I'm flattered and nervous and excited. (more on these later)

5. that I get to see Toy Story 3 tonight. I've had a long week and I am looking forward to a family movie night.



Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

I think those are perfect things to be thankful for after a week like that.
I'm trying to find the same attitude because right now my girls are in a screaming fight over whether or not to listen to music while doing dishes.
Oh yes. Thank God I'm not the one doing the dishes; )

Melissa Crowe said...

Amen, indeed. And don't you dare apologize for a "blah living room" when you are raising three small children. Sheeh, woman. The fact that any of you have clothes on at all is a blessing.

Jen said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough day, but yea, that should tell you that a puppy is a CRAZY idea. I once thought I really wanted a puppy. Then, I puppy sat for a friend for a week while she was on vacation. Cured that really fast. If you need a puppy fix, go play with one at the mall, and then pat yourself on the back for being so smart, as you hand it back. : )

Aging Mommy said...

Oh my, I think you had a lucky escape there from a puppy! Glad your parents made it for a surprise visit after the week you have had and how wonderful you get to make that quilt from the pieces your great grandmother made - no better person to do just that. Have a wonderful weekend.

UK lass in US said...

I'm just gald that my kids have a school uniform, even though they go to public school... My son has pretty boring clothes to choose from anyway, but some of teh combos my daughter has come up with? wow. She makes the 80s look tame sometimes...

Artfulife said...

I love your living room! It looks cozy & inviting. I wish I had a cozy sofa to sit on & both of yours look super cozy. I hear you on the back to school thing. Sloan has only been out of school one week & I'm almost ready to send her to the circus. As for the movie, I cried like a baby at the end. You'll have to let me know what you thought of it. I think it's the best one yet :) Here's hoping that this week is a better one.