I will start this list with number ten and work my way down to one because, well, I am convinced that gratitude only showed up in the past two days, however I can be wrong, and I am certain that if I write … she will make herself known….
Ten - a wonderful quiet Sunday; soon I will make dinner for us, which will be a meal solely aimed at trying out a recipe for next week’s Super-Bowl, a feast of Supreme Nacho Grande, Guacamole, and potato skins.
My goal is to feature these recipes during the week on my food blog, Mangia, Mangia…No Talk, which is in dire need of being resuscitated back to life - last time I wrote on it was November 2014 – it’s time folks, that I get serious with my many goals and dreams.
Nine – goes to a shopping spree for Miss Amelia at the Mall whom, by the way, used her own money from Christmas - she was very confident of what she wanted and bought great items at Free People, Victoria Secret ( she loves Pink) and a kiosk selling hair accessories.
Eight – Amelia’s desire and enthusiasm to learn.
Seven - A text I received on Friday…"Hi. Happy weekend. Are you busy? My kid misses your kids” my response, “my kids misses your kid too!” “We have nothing planned want to get together?” I responded nothing happening on Sunday, birthday party on Saturday, we have to go to Target tonight, for gifts….” …."we have to go to Target too” “great lets meet at Target then go to dinner” “Perfect…he’ll be so happy.”
We met at Target, shopped, then went back to my house for pizza - kids hung out and grown- ups hung out too! Spur of the moment plans always seem to work ----- that was my rose!
While we were eating pizza, my friend told us that when they have dinner they express their daily activities good, bad and future prospects as the “Rose” “Bud”, and the “Thorn”. The Bud - is what you look forward to, the Rose or Flower is what made you happy during the day, and well the Thorn is exactly what it is - a thorn in your side kind of thing. Mine was as follows; the bud is Saturday, my rose is, spur of the moment plans with friends, and my thorn is … omg I cannot think of one because I am so elated that we are having pizza and a get together with you all. LOL!
Six - The snow seems to be melting rather quickly, which is a good thing.
Five - It is light out when I leave the office – this is a thankful because Spring is not so far away.
Four - This saying that Laurie shared with me on Friday:
Three - Timehop - The other day I was reminded of this sweet face; along with knowing that he is such a good boy – growing into a good person and a great young man.
Two - A talkative Amelia… last night she opened up to me …telling me about stuff that was on her mind and sharing some of the drama that attracts teen girls - she made me laugh and by laughing I hope she realized that we can talk any time, I’ll laugh, make faces, I’ll share my opinion but I won’t judge. Unless she gets hurt….she’s, number one!
Which leads me to number one - here’s honesty and something I don’t want to admit to, maybe a bit embarrassed too, however, also a proud moment; next week on Wednesday or Thursday I will be, three weeks clean – and rid of a pesky habit (legal of course) . That I had no business to begin six years ago, but I did and truthfully it was not something that I did throughout the day but rather it was done in the evening when I came home from work, after dinner and maybe before bed….I’m done and will not go back - that is a promise.
Whew, last week was a tough one….things transpired that are not in my control, but have a potential to change for me for the good or not, yet I keep calm because like I said it’s not in my control…Nevertheless, I’ll keep doing what I do (everyday- during the day) and hope for the best.
See I got to ten... the gratitude that was hidden, is out in the open ….enjoy the week.