Wow, where has this week has gone!?Ã‚ I’m a wee bit behind on my Giving Thanks days, so I will play a bit of catch up here and cover days 3 through 8. Ã‚ Some of these may be a bit superficial, but they are, none the less, things that evoke gratefulness.
Day 3, Saturday: A fresh laundry room – My wonderful husband spent Saturday afternoon painting our laundry room the loveliest shade of green. Ã‚ It is called “pea pod” although Matt refers to it as “grass”; that should give you an idea of the color since I was unable to get a good picture. Ã‚ The best part is that he did all the work while allowing me to lie on the couch napping. Ã‚ I’m telling you, he is a great catch!
Day 4, Sunday: A beautiful day – Ã‚ The weekend and Monday were gorgeous days. Ã‚ We had clear blue skies, temps in the 70s, and a nice little breeze blowing. Ã‚ It was a great weekend to be out and about running errands and playing.Ã‚ Although those won’t be the last days in the 70s here (it is supposed to be warm again this weekend), they were wonderful days before our days in the 50s on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Day 5, Monday: A healthy girl – Ã‚ Little had her 15 month check-up on Monday and got a great report. Ã‚ All of her milestones have been met or exceeded, she’s grown an inch and three-quarters since her 12 month check-up, and she is gaining weight (although she is still on the small side based on growth charts, oh well, she’s been consistent). Ã‚ Right now she is fighting a yucky cough, but we have no long-term health or developmental concerns, and that is a great blessing.
Day 6, Tuesday: A stay-at-home Mom – I am so blessed to be able to stay home with Little – and baby Boo in days to come. Ã‚ I try to step back from time to time and realize that I am only able to do this because God has blessed Matt with a good job and Matt and I have been committed from the start to me being at home. Ã‚ I love being home, and even though the days get long and hard from time to time, I wouldn’t want someone else to enjoy all the fun that Little and I get to have together. Ã‚ I am also grateful for my stay-at-home friends with whom we can hang out.
Day 7, Wednesday: Smoke without fire – Ã‚ Yesterday afternoon I was very thankful that there doesn’t have to be fire for there to be smoke. Ã‚ I was preparing to make a chicken pot pie for dinner and thought I could boil the chicken while Little and I went outside to play with the neighbor’s children. Ã‚ Apparently I did not watch the time closely enough, because when we came home I opened the front door and was greeted by smoke and a nasty smell. Ã‚ The pot had boiled dry and the chicken was quite burnt, but fortunately, it had not caught fire. Ã‚ I immediately took the pot off the stove and put it outside, and we spent the next hour or so trying to air out the house with windows and doors open. Ã‚ We are dealing with a lingering smell, but no serious effects.
Day 8, Thursday: Tiny little movements – Ã‚ I’ve begun to feel the first tiny little movements that let me know Boo is kicking and doing okay. Ã‚ This is so reassuring for me during the time between morning-sickness subsiding and the big ultrasound. Ã‚ We go for the ultrasound a week from Monday, and I’m so excited to see this little one for the first time.
For all of these things and so many more I thank God. Ã‚ He has truly been good to me.