With the week drawing to a close and the opportunity to gain a bit of a break from the the crowded, demanding life outside of my home, I am looking forward to doing the things that I usually want done but haven’t taken the time to do. I am preparing my lists, I love to cross things off a list, so that I can schedule my time and budget the finances. I am thinking of Christmas and birthdays; October, November and especially December are busy months for us, with the Pixies’ birthdays I also have to plan 2 parties. It is a good thing I love a good get together.
Today I am thankful for my pay cheque. There is an expression – Do what you love and the money will follow. It may not be much money following me, but it is enough to cover my expenses and I can honestly say I spend my days resolving peoples issues. I may not be saving the world, but I am making a difference in somebody’s day.
Today I am thankful for Pixie 1.0. She was able to make lunch for both her and I; who doesn’t love PB&J? With each passing day I am reminded that she is growing into an independent and productive person. My father in law always says that we are not raising children, we are raising adults, they’re just at the childhood part of the game plan. Oh but they are getting there so quickly.
Today I am grateful for Pixie 2.0. While she has had a few breakdowns today, I am sure it is just the sleeping patterns and the nightmares; overall she was pretty low maintenance. Her newest habit is to go through the bin where the bathing suits are kept so she can find the top to a bikini. It took me a day or so to realize that she has decided she needs to wear a bra.
Today I am grateful for the quiet of a good movie. Summer vacation brings some joys of sisterhood that we rarely see when they are in school – and apart for most of the day. When they agree on a movie, after wearing themselves out, it is truly magical.
Today I am thankful for the end of the day. It might not be poetic, but it is honest. Bedtime with the Pixies was trying, they stayed up a bit later, but were very overtired and it showed. I hope that they sleep late tomorrow.
Today has finally drawn to a close and with the business of the day I am truly worn out and can’t wait to crawl in next to my hero. Even when he is asleep, when I get into bed he reaches out to touch me. In the summer months, when it is too hot to be comfortable, I usually fall asleep with the soles of our feet touching, an odd comfort. I guess that is another thing I am grateful for.