Tuesday, June 17, 2014

IGTBH - Flaky Edition

OK - so I flaked for the last 8 days.  I know I can't really make that up, as the point is to pause to do this every day.  HOWEVER, I can try.  I did think about it on those days, but failed to actually follow through most of the time.  (I did write a few down in my notebook.)   To be fair, I've had less than ideal internet access, as well as marital drama (no worries, it's working out) during this time.

So, to make up for 8 days of not doing it, here are 40 things from the last 8 days that I'm thankful for, in no particular order:

1.  Thank you, Herbal tea, for being so calming and wonderful.
2.  Thank you, yin side of me, for showing up for awhile.
3.  Thank you, Several new friends on RAoa, including but not limited to DoodlesandSuch, adalab, and LeftMySoulAtHome, for making me feel loved.
4.  Thank you, dad for being my dad.  I know it's not always been easy.
5. Thank you John M. Gottman, PhD, for writing a book that might be saving my family.
6.  Thank you, husband, for working through this with me.
7.  Thank you, Jessie, for recrowning me as queen of awkward
8.  Thank you, self, for quitting that job you hate.
9.  Thank you, simplicity, just for being and encouraging me to just be.
10. Thank you, breath, for your lifegiving and centering effects.
11.  Thank you, lack of technology, for helping me re-see life more beautifully.
12.  Thank you, current era, for all the information available these days.
13.  Thank you, ideas, for being ever present in my brain.
14.  Thank you, Jason for doing our family portraits
15.  Thank you, weather, for being great for portraits
16.  Thank you, dad, for dinner after portraits
17.  Thank you, Baklava, for being
18.  Thank you, husband, for Our new deck.  It's stunning.
19.  Thank you, family, for our new walking tradition.
20.  Thank you, Nico, for spending time with your mommy who loves you so much.
21.  Thank you, Maggie, for spending time with your mommy who loves you so much
22.  Thank you, Santi, for spending time with your wife who loves you so much
23.  Thank you, open window, for allowing the cool breeze through.
24.  Thank you, flip flops, for the pleasant flip sound you make as I walk, and for the freedom you provide my tootsies.
25.  Thank you, self, for Finishing my required course on breastfeeding in preparation for the doula workshop next weekend
26.  Thank you, Start from Seed, for hosting THE DOULA WORKSHOP NEXT WEEKEND!!!!!!!
27.  Thank you, life, that I will be a freaking awesome doula
28.  Thank you, future person who will help me with this, for helping me to give a few tired single moms a much-needed break
29.  Thank you, books, for exposing how important family and community are
30.  Thank you, new tires, for working so well.
31.  Thank you, person selling your car, for selling just what we wanted for the price we wanted when we needed a car.
32.  Thank you, tuna salad and triscuits, for nourishing me and making me happy.
33.  Thank you, mom, for my mini greenhouse.  I CAN'T WAIT TO GROW ALL THE HERBS, FLOWERS, AND VEGGIES!
34.  Thank you, inlaws, for what positive things you have done while you are here.
35.  Thank you, Spanx, for making me look ok in a bathing suit.
36.  Thank you, RCCL, that Fabio's new job is going well.
37.  Thank you, 3 liters of water per day along with reasonable eating and exercise habits, for helping me lose 3 lbs.
38.  Thank you, family, for leaving leftovers from sunday lunch!
39.  Thank you, woman standing at the end of my interstate ramp with a sign that says "free gifts.  Jesus included."  for showing the good in people
40.  Thank you, sleep, for coming soon.

Monday, June 9, 2014

IGTBH Day 21 - June 9

1.  Thank you, workday, for having a definite end time.
2.  Thank you, husband, for taking a walk with me tonight.
3.  Thank you, father in law, for making a cold quinoa salad for dinner.
4.  Thank you, kids, for going to sleep rather quickly tonight.
5.  Thank you, bed, for existing so I can go sleep on you right now.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

IGTBH Day 20 - June 8

1.  Thank you, Veronica, for letting me sit next to you in church.

2.  Thank you, Grandma and Grandpa, for letting Maggie and I stop by and visit.

3.  Thank you, sunshine, for being out.

4.  Thank you, Spanx, for making bathing suits!

5.  Thank you, Nurturing the Soul of Your Family, for being a good book.

and an extra because today was harder than usual,

6.  Thank you spinach pie and tzatziki sauce for being so damn good.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

IGTBH Day 19 - June 7

Thank you, Jason, for taking our family pictures today!

Thank you, Botanical Gardens, for being so dang gorgeous!

Thank you, Dad, for dinner.

Thank you, bedtime, for borrowing our cranky kids. 

Thank you, Santi, for the backrub!

Friday, June 6, 2014

IGTBH Day 18 - June 6

Thank you, Angela, for your encouragement, strength, and support.

Thank you, workplace, for providing ice cream sundaes!

Thank you, adenovirus, for getting the hell away!

Thank you, brain, for recognizing something I need to do, even if you haven't found the right way to do it yet.

Thank you, RAoA, for a new friend!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

IGTBH Day 17 - June 5

Thank you, Fabio, for updating me on how you're doing.

Thank you, kids, for needing me so much, even if it's because you are sick.

Thank you, once again, Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit, for being so delicious and easy.

Thank you, ibuprofen, for keeping the kids' fevers down.

Thank you, life, for making it clear what's important.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

IGTBH Day 16 - June 4

1.  Thank you, Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit, for being so delicious.  You complete me.

2.  Thank you, work, for being so boring that you're easy to leave.

3.  Thank you, new back deck, for being the perfect reading spot.

4.  Thank you, scales, for reporting that I've lost 5 lbs.  I don't believe you, but thank you nonetheless.

5.  Thank you, Rusted Root, for the video to Send Me On My Way.   It's weird but I love it.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

IGTBH Day 15 - June 3

Thank you, Hilarious Giant Ducky Float, for existing and giving me something to laugh at at 4:40pm today.
Thank you, kids, for being in amazing moods tonight and making me feel so grateful (see next item).
Thank you, God and the stars, for giving me these two amazing kids and this beautiful family.
Thank you, life, for being so imperfectly perfect.
Thank you, ideas, for your amazingness, especially as I start building my business.

Monday, June 2, 2014

IGTBH Day 14 - June 2

Thank you, mom, for taking the kids.
Thank you, Jessie, for making me feel good about myself.
Thank you, Jessie, for getting us out of the office for some yummy greek food!
Thank you, husband, for giving me the last piece of chocolate cake, soaked in rum........
Thank you, both kids, for snuggling with us, but then for kicking me out of bed, so I get to sleep by myself, which is equally beautiful.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

IGTBH Day 13 - June 1

Thank you, people who came to see if it would work out for me to provide childcare to your son, for showing me that it's ok if not everything works out according to plan.

Thank you, scary change in circumstances, for showing me that I can cope with scary changes in circumstances.

Thank you, day, for being so gorgeous!

Thank you, neighbors, for being so freaking awesome that I want to freaking hug your necks.

Thank you, new friends, for being super awesome and making me excited to get to know you!