2. I am thankful for Cuckoo's crazy hair. The sight of his bedhead brightens my every morning.
|Sorry, this was the best view I could get. He wasn't real keen on getting a photo taken this morning.|
4. I probably mentioned this before, but I'm so glad to have kids old enough and responsible enough to babysit. Both Star and Giant had basketball games on the same night at the same time at two different schools. Knowing we wouldn't get home until way after the little boys' bedtimes, we left Buttercup home to put them to bed. I am so grateful that she is not only good at taking care of them, but doesn't mind doing it.
5. I am thankful to have found a new doctor and have an appointment scheduled for next week. The blood tests will be taken and another thing will be checked off my to-do list.
6. I am thankful for my boots. I have worn them just about every single day since 2014 started. Bass should start selling them as anti-vortex boots. The best part is that I bought them 2 or 3 years ago for $20.
7. I am thankful for Star's ability to do a science fair project on his own. Have I mentioned I strongly dislike science fairs? As in I'd rather have 25 vials of blood taken out of my earlobe than help with another science fair. This year, Star has to do one, and I've barely noticed. He's found times to test his subjects without any help. The only thing he's asked from me is the purchase of a tri-fold board. My pleasure, Favorite Child.
8. I am thankful for handwritten notes by children just learning how to read and write. Turken, knowing he's not allowed to interrupt me when I'm on the phone, has begun writing notes and handing them to me. This is the most recent one...
He's trying to ask if he can put his shoes on to start getting ready to leave.
Cuckoo doesn't have the benefit of age and the ability to read, but he is quite good at spelling words phonetically for a 4 year old. Today, he was drawing pictures of people and putting their names over the heads. He spelled "Matthew" exactly the way he says it. "MAFWU" Learning to write phonetically is quite difficult when you have yet to master speech.
9. I am thankful for our mud room. If you will recall, one year ago we did a gigantic kitchen remodel and added on a mud room. This addition has changed my life. I look at my mudroom, with the muddy boots and the thawing chicken waterer and the mud and chicken poo and chicken feathers drug in with it and think, "Good heavens, all of this used to come directly into my kitchen! How did I live like that?!?!?!"
10. I am thankful for helpful folks who will drop anything to rescue a damsel in distress. (Oh hush, I can to be a damsel!) When I originally wrote this post, I had written, "I'm thankful our cars have started every morning despite the cold." Yeah, I had to change that, seeing as how it is no longer true. Cuckoo and I climbed in the van to pick Turken up from kindergarten, only to find that the battery was frozen. A neighbor came over immediately to jump my car and a friend grabbed Turken from school for me. A problem that could have been a huge pain in my rear was solved in 15 minutes.
11. I am thankful for my book club. We were finally able to get together Friday night after months of not getting together, We even got to see the one book club member who moved to Japan thanks to the magic of modern technology and facetime. We had read a wonderful book (The Orphan Train) but didn't discuss it for a single minute. We just spent 4 hours catching up and laughing and enjoying each other's company.
12. I am thankful for all of you wonderful people who voted and showed support for me. My ego is going to have to be taken down a notch after all the nice things you said about the blog and all the nice things you did to make sure I got lots of votes. Melody (the one who nominated me) said some of my posts have made her laugh so hard, the orange juice she was drinking came out of her nose. While I'm glad I can make people laugh, I am very sorry if I have caused anyone pain. Orange juice out the nose does not sound pleasant. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, go here.) Yes, Mom and Dad, you are allowed to vote, too.
Your turn. What happy things happened for you this week?
Have a lovely day!
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, Mother of Imperfection, Rewritten, Thankful Me, The Meaning of Me, The Wakefield Doctrine