Things have been more than hectic since we brought home our newest addition. On some days, I'm not sure which day of the week it is. On most days, I can't tell you the date. But we're here, we're healthy, and most of the time we're happy.
I've been trying to write for the last few weeks, but I haven't been getting very far. I have a lot of ideas floating around. When I do get a chance to sit down at the computer, I don't finish my post before I'm rushing back to the baby. So here is a quick list of things I'm thankful for, just as a reminder.
Sleeping in: I can count on one hand the number of times in the last seven years that my oldest has slept past 8:30 am. But, almost every day since we brought the baby home, we have slept until 9:00, 9:30, or even 10:00!!! I'm a full-blooded morning person, so this is completely unnatural for me, but I'm enjoying it for now.
My new faucet: The faucet we picked for the kitchen has a pull-out nozzle that has a spray setting. The baby absolutely LOVES getting a little shower in the sink. And it makes it so much easier to get all of the shampoo out of her hair.
Generous People: We have a surplus of clothes for the baby! One less thing I need to worry about. Actually two less things, because I don't need to worry about clothes or the money we need to buy the clothes. I am so blessed to have so many generous people in my life.
Restaurants: I have only made one meal from my freezer stash because on days when we actually remember to eat dinner, we're at a restaurant. I don't have to cook it. I don't have to make sure everyone is hungry for the same thing. I don't have to clean it up. And, the place has air-conditioning. Speaking of those generous people I have in my life... some have been treating us to dinner which makes it even better! This month we've only spent about $150 on groceries (half of what we normally spend).
Air-conditioning: Temps were in the 90s for the first few weeks after we brought the baby home. Ugh. We have one window air-conditioner and we put it in our bedroom window every summer. We have practically lived in front of that window. My Husband: My husband is absolutely wonderful. He's the one keeping me from losing my mind on days when the crying doesn't seem to stop... the baby's crying, I mean! Whether he's getting me a super-tall-glass of ice water or reminding me not to be so hard on myself, he takes such good care of me!! I couldn't do any of this without him!!
What are you thankful for?
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