This Thursday I am thankful for:
A fully functioning furnace. A mere hundred-ish dollars later and we have consistent heat - but the repair man showed me how fix the same problem should it arise again. File that under: one more thing that I know that Andy doesn't.
An unexpected overnight guest who brought two stuffed Chicago style pizzas with him. His laughter and that amount of cheese is always welcome in my home.
A vase full of multiple colored Peruvian lillies on the mantel, brightening up these gray January days.
Forcing myself to clean and organize our closet. Every once in awhile I revert to my 15 year old self and just throw clothes at the hangers and let them stay on the floor. And then I remember that 15 was over 15 years ago and it's time to clean up my act.
Getting in three good workouts so far this week. I am sore. I ache. I am stiff. But I feel good.
Having the ability and opportunity to spend a few hours at preschool with Addie. She was "star of the week" this week and truly shined. It is amazing to watch her learn and to see how much she adores learning, which is in no small part due to the kind and wonderful teacher she has.
unnapped afternoons with a bit more patience.
Deciding to make broccoli and chicken casserole for dinner (aka: Andy's out of town and I had broccoli that was about to walk out of my refrigerator). Addie ate a huge portion of it and we discovered that she like the stalks of broccoli, just not the tops. It is a veggie victory, my friends.
Plans with my husband this weekend that include a dinner out, a play and an excuse to wear a dress.
Pandora streaming through our blu-ray. The sound is clear, the music is good and as a result my kitchen is much, much cleaner.
A long overdue phone date.
The prospect of early bedtime tonight - for me and her.