Saturday, March 29, 2014

Week In Review - Ten Things Of Thankful (41)


Ten Things of Thankful


Today was a glorious day, filled with enough things to be thankful for to be done with the ten. I actually managed to go to bed at a decent time. After wiping a poopie butt at butt-crack in the morning I also got tons of cuddles from our little Violet who rather came to bed with me than return to her own. Lily and Violet both got up at 6; I made them breakfast and we agreed that they'd brush their teeth and then play until about 8 while I would catch some more zzz's. In return, there would be a surprise in for them. So after I got up and ready for the day, I packed the car with two excited girls to head to IKEA for a mommy-daughters breakfast and then playtime for them at Smalland and serious exhibit viewing for me for the next two hours. Back home, hubby made breakfast for the girls and we had some quiet time. The rest of the day was filled with dancing, cooking, talking to my mom / grandma, and playing outside. The weather was just so beautiful, perfect t-shirt weather, so I went to the store to have the first grilled sausage dinner of the year. Can't wait for more of these to come this season!!

Besides this perfect day, there were still tons of more things to be thankful for this week:

1. Figuring out another task at my work, being thrown into cold water by my co-worker. I was pee'd as hell first, but now I'm actually glad I had the opportunity to learn yet another part of the processes our team is dealing with.

2. Not working for 3 any more come Monday. One of my co-workers is back, and I can't wait to hear all about her 3 weeks of backpacking in Thailand!

3. Having gotten closer to a girl I obviously went to college with back in the days but didn't remember at all at the reunion 2 years ago. She's working as a free-lance translator now and is going to have a baby about a month before our little one is due. Can't wait to spend more time with her!

4. The opportunity every new day brings. I was pretty uninspired around New Years this time, but by now I have tackled a few more areas I definitely need to improve, and it's not going bad so far.

5. A new microwave, which is going to nuke the raspberries to go with my vanilla ice cream later.

6. Getting business cards!!  I know it's completely shallow, but I'm excited like a little girl having gotten a pack of them on Friday..

7. Working out with the girls. Besides running with Lily every once in a while, I'm starting doing yoga with them in the evenings now. Violet was too tired today, but Lily loved it!

8. Spring having arrived early. Many trees are in full bloom already and I'm excited that we're not going to miss the beauty while we're in TX.

9. Our girls loving me even though I'm the most sieve-brained person one could imagine. I had totally forgotten Lily's trip to the planetarium last week, and therefore didn't pack her a drink. She mentioned it during dinner, but added that it didn't matter as she drank a glass of juice before heading out that day. Love that girl!!!

10. Finally getting our car washed. It was much, much, much overdue, but eventually managed to overcome the spirit of procrastination.


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

16 comments:

  1. So, so jealous of spring, because it was freezing again this past week and even so very windy. Today is in the 50s, but pouring raining and will be tomorrow, too. Please send some spring our way! Seriously wishing you a great rest of the weekend now, too :)

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    1. Email me you address and I'll send some on the way :-)

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  2. Yay for Spring weather, we are having amazing weather here and it has been glorious! :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. I was wondering how Texas was, since you winter seemed to have been almost harsher than ours. But it's a very unusual March here, too! Had our first picnic today and spend most of the afternoon at the playground. So happy right now!

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  3. sounds like many transitions are of the 'non-jarring' type (as so many transitions can be), the work situation and meeting 'new' friends, you week sounds like Spring.

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    1. My week was so totally spring it was almost early summer! Totally going to have ice cream with a victim this week!!

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  4. Nuking raspberries...why have I not thought of this before???
    It's like I've been living a lie.
    I adore how kids work sometimes. So forgiving. Unless when poop is involved....

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    1. They were frozen raspberries, Kimberly, so the easiest way to get a chunky raspberry sauce for my vanilla ice cream is simply nuking it :-) I think I've gotten used to the poop, even though everyone else's poop is still gross! Weird how that works.

      Hope you have a great week ahead, Kimberly, and thank you very much for stopping by!

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  5. Thailand... what a great trip that must have been ... I hope she brings photos for you to see! gotta love the kiddos they have perspective when you least expect it... great stuff... spring? whats that?

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    1. I'm so excited to hear all about her trip, too, Zoe. Especially the packing beforehand, because I want to know how to pack only a backpack for three weeks :-) Oh, spring, that's the weird thing when it's getting noisy outside because these weird creatures called birds are singing and everyone starts sneezing due to pollen :-) My question in return would be: what's winter?? Didn't have any this year.. Have a great week, Zoe!

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  6. Would you believe i haven't had a microwave the last two years? No counter space to keep it! But lately I've been VERY tempted to get one and just keep in on the floor. I want some microwave popcorn!

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    1. Oh, I believe it, my friend doesn't have one either and gets by well. It's more a nice-to-have than a must-have, in my opinion. It's definitely more convenient to heat up my milk in the morning :-) You can easily make popcorn in a pan though! It actually tasts a lot better in my opinion! Have a great weekend, Kate!

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  7. Nothing like starting your day wiping a poopy bottom! It can only go up from there, right? At least they let you sleep a little bit, and it sounds as though you enjoyed a delightful girl day. New appliances are always a good thing. And how sweet that Lily didn't give you a hard time about packing a drink for her field trip! Although I thought you were going to say that she said it was okay, because she just shared someone else's drink. My daughter has been known to do that, leaving me thinking Gahhhhh! Germs!

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    1. Actually, I don't mind general germs to much :-) Not sanitizing too much around them might be one of the reasons why they're pretty healthy?? The funny thing about Sunday morning was that I don't even know how long poor Violet was on the toilet calling for me since I was just in a really heavy deep-sleep phase, and was pretty disoriented on my way to the bathroom :-)

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  8. I am soo ready for some spring weather. Glad that you were able to reconnect with a friend. It's so fun to have babies close in age & friends to share it with.

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    1. That's definitely true, Robbie! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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