It's been one of those Thursdays where I've re-heated my tea several times.
Life is a constant interruption from watching children [although tempting to thing the opposite is true]. You know those days where your toddler poops in the indoor Chick-fil-a playground [upon arrival]...when the nuggets are hot, the baby is asleep in the carrier and you didn't bring your diaper bag inside? Nevertheless, it's always a good day to be thankful.
Thankful this week for:
1-Long email convos back in forth with close girlfriends that are too intimate for blogs
2-Tomorrow is Friday. Which means the next two days following Charles will be around ALL day.
3-Takeout brought home by Charles when the day was too long for me to desire to cook
4-Beth Moore bible studies [Was in Proverbs when I left GA and am looking forward to Breaking Free this Fall]
5-Free parks [keeps the kids exhausted & gives me something to conquer & photograph...new day, new park]
6-A great mom whom I enjoy the company of [and conversation with while away]
7-Texting [a wonderful way to say "hey, thinking about you" or "I love you" or "guess what just happen" when your house is too loud to actually use your phone to make phone calls...EVER AGAIN]
8-Amazon Prime [might make my list often...it's so exciting to us when UPS knocks on our door with a little or big brown box of goodness for us to open...saves me the trip to the store & impulse buying]
9-Sippy Cups [even if they are often as mismatched & lost as socks in the dryer...whoever created them, thank you, because my kids are careless spillers by nature]
10-Fun felt calendars to teach my kids with [because I'm only that crafty in my mind, I need a girl to motivate me to learn to sew]
Today I joined my first blog carnival. It's called You Capture. This weeks theme was Outside. We fed the ducks our several-days-old organic bread [that I may or may not have fed my kids the last few days before I realized it].
There are two ponds in our complex so it's just a tiny walk. Which was convenient when we had to return home shortly after arriving to be disciplined for running off and pretending we couldn't hear mommy. I am really trying to make the most of these training moments. Knowing, they aren't fun, but the kids know I mean business. Even if we're doing something fun---we'll stop---if they can't obey. Tough Love.