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Thursday, February 14, 2019

15 Feb

The whole world seems to be fixated on today being Valentine’s Day. But for me, it’s just another Thursday. I don’t have a special valentine, nor do I really want one at the moment.

I spent my morning doing pool exercises then grocery shopping. I spent the afternoon trying not to move too much because my hips and legs still hurt. But I’m not as stiff as I was yesterday, so that’s an improvement.

I’m spending my evening reading, playing games on my phone and occasionally having discussions with my teenager about whatever I can drag out of him about his day. He’s not very willing most of the time.

  • I’m grateful to get some bread, milk, cereal, yogurt, and eggs today. The basics of life. I’m grateful I didn’t have to go out and about on the bus today. It was cold and wet out. I’m grateful to be relaxing on my couch with my youngest tonight. A quiet evening for both of us.

Night all. LOVES



5 Feb

It snowed today in Portland. In the middle of the day. Too late to call a snow day, but too early and not enough to get out early. They DID cancel evening activities, but only because it’s supposed to freeze after the sun went down. People here do NOT snow and ice well!

It was funny this morning. When my son woke up to find out there was school today, he was so mad and grumpy. He dragged his feet all morning getting ready for school hoping they would call a snow day before the bus got here.

The weatherdudes are calling for the possibility of snow overnight so we might? get a snow day tomorrow. I’m not saying anything to my son just in case though. Don’t know if I could handle two days of angry grumpiness.

  • I’m grateful we have groceries in the house. I’m not going to fight the masses at the store for bread and milk. I’m grateful I’ve paid all my bills. We have a roof and utilities, unless the power goes out for some other reason. I’m grateful they rescheduled my son’s game tonight. Wasn’t looking forward to a long, cold bus ride home.

Night all. LOVES

Super Bowl

3 Feb

My thoughts on the Super Bowl? I can sum it up with this simple conversation with my son.

“Mom, why do you have football on? You don’t like football.” “I’m not watching football, I’m watching commercials.” “How was that one? Was it a good one?” I don’t know. I wasn’t paying attention.”

I guess that means I probably should just turn the TV off. I can watch the commercials tonight on YouTube. Maybe after the next chapter.

  • I’m grateful to be sitting here with my son while NOT watching the Super Bowl. I’m grateful for a really interesting book about the White House. The building, not necessarily the occupant. I’m grateful for YouTube for having the commercials I’m ignoring while reading today.

Night all. LOVES

Unexpected ending

31 Jan

My son’s dad left this morning. He had an opportunity that was impossible to ignore. He is becoming a responsible single parent to his two young children and I am so proud of him.

I know it will be difficult for our son to deal with his father leaving early. He WAS supposed to stay until Monday. But I will do everything in my power to help him cope and I will definitely be giving him extra love and hugs as we go through the withdrawal. It will be undeniably quiet here.

  • I’m grateful we had this time together as a blended family. I’m grateful to be able to watch the growth as we learn to not fight and argue all the time. I’m grateful I was able to remember it’s not always about me and what I want.

Night all. LOVES

Wednesday, January 30, 2018

31 Jan

My son had a basketball game tonight. He plays on the school unified team. It’s in conjunction with Special Olympics. It was actually pretty nice that because his dad is in town, he was able to see his son play.

  • I’m grateful to watch my son’s father watch his son play ball. I’m grateful that we have finally figured out how to make our son the number one priority. I’m grateful we had dinner all ready before the game so we could just come home and have dinner served within about 10 minutes of walking in the door.

Night all. LOVES

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

30 Jan

I’m not able to write much while there’s so much going on in the house. But there’s always time for gratitude.

  • I’m grateful my son did 80% of the cooking for dinner tonight. I’m so proud of him. I’m grateful to make it through aqua aerobics today. It was a whole lot more intense than I expected. I’m grateful it’s almost time to go upstairs to bed. My room is quiet and calm.

Night all. LOVES

Monday, January 28, 2019

29 Jan

My son’s father came in early. He wasn’t supposed to be here until Friday. It’s all good, just really busy and chaotic tonight.

  • I’m grateful to be able to go with the flow and roll with the punches. I’m grateful to have learned to coparent well. I’m grateful my son is in a reasonably good mood.

Night all. LOVES