Thursday, May 26, 2011

Weekly Gratitude

This has been a rough week on me. Not really bad per-say, just frustrating. It has been a series of days where I feel like I can't get anything done and nothing is going the way I expect it too. On top of the normal funk, we've been adjusting to life with a dog and Zoey being terribly two (this basically means that she is sweet until I need her to be sweet and behave and then she is a wild child.)

Okay, enough complaining from me. It's not been that great of a week, so Weekly Gratitude is even more important! It's especially when all the little things start aggravating me that I need to stop and appreciate what all I have, which is a lot!

I am especially grateful for...

...Wasabi! This is a kid's plate, can you believe it? She had a salad too. Zoey went to town on it too. I loved her trying to use the chopsticks like Mommy and Daddy. 

...Date Night. Even with friends and daughter in tow, it was such a great and special night. It was the first time I'd ever had sushi for the entire meal and it was delicious! Stephen really looks after me and loves me so much. I am very thankful for such a wonderful husband.

...Markers and coloring sheets. Let's face it, nothing is more therapeutic than coloring.

...Family walks. Not only is it great family time, it's also great exercise. It will be more enjoyable when it isn't bordering on 100 degrees outside, but it was still a lot of fun.

...The best night-time routine is a while. Stephen was at band practice on this evening, but Zoey and I had a relaxing and sweet evening together. She took a bath and then we watch Mickey just before bed. Then she went to her bed, gave me sweet kisses, and said night-night. She really is so sweet when she wants to be.

...Foam letter. These are so great for bath time. Zoey is learning all her letter now and she will put them up there and say letter sounds. It's not always the correct sound to letter, but she is learning and doing really well.

...My Nook! I LOVE my Nook! I am finally able to read my first book on it, Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts (The second book in her Bridal Quartet series). It too, is amazing. I am enjoying reading again and don't want to put the book down. The Nook makes it easy to read and carry around too.

...Birds. They entertain us all. Zoey is trying to find the one making all the noise in the tree. Eli will chase one every once in a while (better a bird than the cats). And I love to look at them. I saw a beautiful Cardinal and his mate dancing in the back yard this week.

...Our Garden. It's coming along quite wonderfully. We have eaten tomatoes, jalape├▒os, lettuce and an onion out of it so far and it is delicious!

...Zoey and Creampuff. I'm so glad Zoey loves her kitties so much. She is giving Puff some love after Eli chased her again. Zoey is really so sweet.

...For clothes that fit! I can now fit into a size smaller pants and shirts! I am so excited! Though my workout routine lulled during our two weeks of visits, I am getting back on track and am enjoying the results!

I hope you have had a good week. Even though life can be frustrating at times, there is still so much to be thankful for. 

"A happy heart makes the face cheerfful, but heartache crushes the spirit." Proverbs 15:13 (NIV)

:Give thanks to the Lord, for his good; his love endures forever." Psalm 107:1 (NIV)


  1. Congrats on going down a size, that's awesome!! Are you still enjoying yoga? How do you like the nook? Did you get the color nook? Hope your weekend is better than your week!

  2. I really am enjoying yoga, but I'm going to have to work in some more cardio. That Candlelight yoga DVD I've mentioned before is the perfect way to wind down after a long day though. I think I'm going to have to break down a buy it on DVD.

    I have the Color Nook and I LOVE it. It has some imperfections, mostly that the books don't get coupons for them and are sometimes more expensive than paperbacks. But reading from it is awesome! It's easy to use and easy to read. I really enjoyed the last book, that helps too. I did miss the satisfaction of closing the cover when I finished it, but a small details. I love that you can take several books with you at a time, play sudoku and crosswords and surf the Internet and it's smaller and lighter than most paperbacks.

  3. ah, i may break down and buy one! maybe it will be better than always carrying a book in my purse :)

  4. I think you would like it. There are even apps now. If you get tired of reading you can play angry birds ;)