Monday, September 12, 2011

Multitude Monday...#71-80

Thankful for:

71.  The fact that our country has been kept safe from terrorist attacks for 10 years, as of today.  I have no idea how much effort, worry, and even blood has been spent to ensure this, and I know I will never know.  But I'm grateful nonetheless.  I will never again take our safety for granted!
72.  Watching 9/11 memorial shows and documentaries yesterday and feeling my own part in the white-hot surge of patriotism that once flooded our collective national spirit and does so again, at least on every 11th of September and every 4th of July.
73.  Reading these words from Thomas Jefferson, in his reflections on the 4th of July (which feel so apropos in light of yesterday's anniversary):
"All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man...
For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh
our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them."
74.  The new "fast uploader" for pictures and custom-path photo book software on  I'm having an absolute *blast* creating a photo album for Will.  Not only do I get to enjoy seeing him again as an 18-month-old, but I also get to use "stickers" like cars, planes, and trains throughout the photo pages, just like a scrapbook.  Plus I have several coupon codes to use and they're offering free shipping on anything over $30, so my creation won't cost me a fortune!
75.  The Wiggles, Angelina Ballerina, and Berenstein Bears, all on Sprout TV.*  This channel is a new discovery in our household and we find its shows to be just as fun as Nick Jr. and PBS, and it offers some variety to our kids.  Both Will and Lucy start dancing when they hear The Wiggles' theme music, and they look to me to watch them with twinkled merriment in their eyes and faces, and I just absolutely delight in *their* delight.
76.  The way Will squeals with pleasure to play with his pull-along wagon (for Megablocks).  We bought this for him no less than two Christmases ago, and he's all but ignored it until this past weekend, and now he plays with it constantly.  Kids are funny with their toys!
77.  Lucy's fearlessness.  Although I will have to teach her caution (especially on stairs -- hello, heart attack!), I'm glad she's no shrinking violet.  You can teach caution but not courage!
78.  Patient friends.  I owe a ridiculous number of return messages.
79.  Hot baths.  Advil.  Tums.  A husband who takes over the bedtime routine when I'm about to drop.
80.  Powdered donuts ("nuts") for Will in the morning.  He's going to be over the moon.

*Lest anyone think I'm a big ole hypocrite (due to this post), our plan is to always have a very basic cable package in the fall/winter and then cancel again for spring/summer.  Why?  Well, FOOTBALL of course!


Anonymous said...

Speaking of cable, do you get the Hallmark channel? If so, you have to tune in tomorrow night at 6:00 for Prairie. It's the second part of the episode where Laura meets Almanzo. Classic. -Katie

Becky said...

Oh how I could go for some classic Prairie right about now. But no, Hallmark isn't in basic cable, and actually very few channels are (included). It's hardly worth the money, even, but Marty gets his football fix and all is well in our world. :)

Anonymous said...

Well, lucky for you I have DVR and totally recorded both parts! I will keep them until you come back into town and can watch them. I will keep an eye out for "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" and "Laura Ingalls Wilder" and record those, too. :) -Katie