I woke up today without much to say.  I'm wiped out from the past few days, where I have been on the go pretty much nonstop.  It is hard to make a plan for the blog when I'm running from one task to the next.  We had scheduled some play dates for Gus this week, which is a new thing for us; the shop has been busy; we've had family visit and we've been out to celebrate my birthday; I've had an extra project from a friend.  It's a lot to cram in on top of all things I try to get done on a regular basis.

But as I'm sitting here, on the verge of complaining about how busy and tired I am, I am, instead, thankful.  I am thankful for my family- the whole extended lot of them- who love us and our kids.  I am thankful for a busy shop, which allows me to do something fulfilling.  I'm thankful for friends for both us and the kids, who get us out of the house and interacting.  I am thankful for extra work which brings a little extra money to the household.

It's easy to slide into complaining, but I love every minute of what I do, and I want to make sure I remember that and stay positive, even when I have no energy left by the end of the day.

What are you thankful for today?


  1. What a positive start to the day! I like it! I'm not always the best at feeling thankful when I'm stressed out, but this was a nice reminder. I'm thankful for Hubsey, who is definitely my biggest cheerleader and general partner in crime. I'm lucky to have someone so supportive. My friends are excellent in that area, too!

  2. Life can get really busy, really quickly! It's definitely good in moments of stress to realize that everything you do you love, so the stress is actually not so stressful!

  3. Nice post to keep me motivated during my late shift tonight. I am thankful for the crazy person I call my boyfriend. We've been together for nearly 6 years and I still like him. He's so supportive and prefers it when my hair is curly.