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Monday, February 11, 2019

12 Feb

Just gratitude today. Not feeling well today.

  • I’m grateful to be able to be available for my sons when they need me. I’m grateful to have chicken in the oven for dinner. I’m grateful to see a smile on my youngest son’s face this afternoon.

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

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

On a bus

24 Jan

My son had a basketball game away tonight. I was able to ride the school bus as a parent chaperone. It’s been a really long time since I’ve been on a school bus. And I have to say that writing while the bus is moving is a whole lot easier now than when I was a kid. Typing on a phone is much easier than trying to write legibly with a pencil on paper. The times I was docked on a grade because my teacher couldn’t read what I wrote.

  • I’m grateful to be in a place in my life where I am allowed to be a parent volunteer. I’m grateful I remembered to pack a lunch for two. I’m grateful we had a great time.

Night all. LOVES

Keep trying

22 Jan

There’s no school today or tomorrow so it’s just a lazy day at home. No school today because of the holiday. No school tomorrow for students for a teacher planning day because last week was finals and next week starts a new semester.

I’m sitting here watching my youngest become frustrated by his video game as he tries to pass this one level. It reminds me to always keep trying no matter how annoying it is to keep starting over.┬áHe will get there one of these days. I have faith.

  • I’m grateful to be able to watch my child think today. I’m grateful to have a chicken in the crock pot making the house smell good. I’m grateful to be 2/3 through my book. Its due back at the library in 2 days and I can’t recheck it out.