It is Friday… the end of the week - aahhhhh!
I know everyone loves to say TGIF... Yay to Friday – although it is a great day – I do profess my love for Saturday.
Yes, Saturday is the best day of the week… I know I have a lot to do on Saturdays; the best part if I don’t want to do any of it I don’t have to.
If I want to, I can snuggle on the couch take a nap, read a book, crochet, watch a movie, and relax. I do what needs to get done but the opportunity is there, and on occasion I make nothing doing happen.
My first thankful is to Saturday(s) it’s one of those days I look forward to.
Guess what it snowed again, on Thursday into Friday… and the temperature dropped down to the teens overnight - on icy roads I arrived to work on time and more importantly safe.
I made it home safe and sound too.
It was National Pancake day on Wednesday; therefore, we had pancakes for dinner.
My family is flexible of what I make for dinner. On the other hand, maybe they were hungry, they didn't complain - regardless all the pancakes were eaten.
“Everything is awesome….everything is great when you are part of a team!” …. 3:30 pm and upstairs is clean, two rooms down, James‘s room and my study, not 100% organized but both rooms are dusted, vacuumed and floors mopped thanks to me, Amelia and James. Next I will clean the main floor….tomorrow the kids will do the basement, their playroom. Thanks to teamwork, and my kids, they actually help me, even if they are just talking, goofing around, and laughing because of someone’s stinky feet.
James was extremely helpful with thawing out the drainpipe on the side of the house. He was quick to gather towels to mop up a tiny leak in the living room yesterday. The ice in the gutters started melting but was not able to drain out of the drainpipe, the water having no way to go, seeped into the living room window yesterday. That was all prevented today, because this morning James made several trips with hot water to pour over the ice blocking the drainpipe and cleared it all out for the water to go through …all is good.
Can we talk about the drop off lines at school? Why is there always a mom in front of me, not the same one, but they all seem to be wearing the same outfit, which is pajamas, Uggs, and a silly hat. They get out of their cars, disrupting the line and drop off process, just to kiss their kids good-by. Now me on any given day I claim, “tuck and roll, my dear– mama gotta get to work, and have fun storming the castle!”
However, witnessing the goodbye kiss made me think, how we take each other for granted. A while ago, I started implementing the same, but we do it at home before we get in the car, it truly makes a difference to all of us to stop and appreciate one another before we leave and go our separate ways for the day. Instead of rushing out and at drop off scream out “bye see you later, love you, and make good choices…” which I do anyway , my kids are also armed with a hug and a kiss and I am fortified with a good start to my day!
Last thankful, I drove home last night wearing my sunglasses…meaning the days are getting longer.
Tonight we spring ahead… it’s only a matter of days before we (me, Long Island and New York and everywhere starts to thaw out!)
What are you thankful for this week; I am buried in 10 feet of snow, there are Icicles outside my window, I miss Bob the pool… but I am hopeful my dears. No excuses!