Monday, November 28, 2011
Multitudes on Mondays...#181-190
181. The wisdom of this quote, which is now written out in large letters and taped to my fridge: "You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once." (~Polish proverb) Keeping this in mind has changed my attitude so much. Just today, I was busy doing something when Will came to me with his "Go, Dog, Go!" book, and even though I was tempted to say "Hang on" or "Maybe later", I grabbed his hand and we sat down in an armchair and I read it through with all the fun inflections like I had all day. Because for my son, I do. He's growing so fast...
182. Creative gift-giving. Marty and I can't afford to do a whole lot for each other this Christmas, but right now he's at Buffalo Wild Wings, settled at the bar with a beer and wings, watching his beloved Saints play Monday Night Football. Time off from our delightful-but-demanding home life is always a treat, and I'm thrilled that I came up with the idea!
183. The fact that Marty did a voluntary Starbucks run for me before his game.
184. For a successful Thanksgiving dinner (my sister and I *rocked* the kitchen, y'all!).
185. For a lovely visit with Katie and Chris.
186. For the new kids' winter coats and homemade bread that arrived with my sister from my parents.
187. That I've finally embarked on a lifelong dream -- to write a book. I have a whopping 100 words or so written, but I have characters and dialogue and settings and scenes and a PLOT in my head and I'm so excited!
188. For God's provision. I just read an article today about the growing use of food stamps among young professionals who are out of work in this terrible economy, and it was a sobering reminder to be so grateful for Marty's job, regardless of its geographical location!
189. For the upcoming, just-before-Christmas visit from my parents.
190. For the merriment of planning a fun Christmas Day with my Marty -- we are going to live it up! Right now, mimosas and French toast are on the breakfast menu, and the dinner menu is featuring a surf-and-turf theme (prime rib and sea scallops, woot!!!). And we've barely even begun to plan!