We are hibernating here in sunny Arctic Long Island …. With temperatures at a high of 13 degrees, the weather forecast is describing today as frigid…
However, today is Valentine’s Day and that in itself should keep us warm, right?
Valentine’s Day is such an awkward holiday; not everyone enjoys it or celebrates it. Yet there’s is one little girl that is looking forward to Valentine’s Day, and if my husband knows what is good for him, he better get her flowers, candy, and a teddy bear like she asked for…..
Therefore, Nick after you edit, and proof read this post, go get Amelia a Valentine’s Day gift…LOL
First thankful, - is Miss Amelia, a strong little girl in more ways than I can explain.
Second Thankful - was last night’s dinner, we ordered in and had Chinese…it was good. We were all home cozy and warm listening to the wind while watching TV as we enjoyed our dinner.
Third thankful – a warm house…
Fourth Thankful - an event on Friday that could have ended worse than I thought …thankfully it did not – yet it shed some light on how I should have acted instead…
Fifth Thankful – goes to someone who advised me that when I feel uncomfortable – it’s OK to express it.
Now I know if it should happen again…
Did you ever pay for something with a debit card; someone was hovering over you when you swiped the card, and punched in your code…- well a person did that to me on Friday and I became frazzled and nervous to the point that I was questioning the event…
If that should happen again I will remember it is OK to kindly tell the person to give me space and to step back… believe me that thought never crossed my mind – because I do not want to offend…
however any transaction between you and…well anything is private; that should be remembered, expressed if need to, and respected.
Number Six - goes to tonight’s dinner - I plan on cooking a romantic Italian feast for my family of pasta with Vodka Sauce, Chicken with capers and a lemon sauce, – and roasted asparagus with a squeeze of lemon.
Number Seven - my new added garment are leggings - I wore it last week to work - 1st no one laughed; second my daughter shrilled- telling me I was dressed like a cool mom (…excuse me darling I am a cool mom.)
I was told from a co-worker that I looked very fashionable – sophisticated and the outfit looked expensive….
The whole outfit, not counting the boots, was less than 15.00 dollars….
Leggings from Old Navy $10.00
Men’s Large Sweater on clearance at Old Navy - $11.00 it covered my butt and part of my thighs. With coupons and an additional 20 % off, yes under $15.00. Not too shabby
If you are wondering what I wear most days; it is jeans, a sweater and Uggs, on days that there’s no snow or ice I do wear some sort of boot with a heal– we don’t have a dress code at my office (yay) so it’s just easier; especially in the winter months, it becomes comfortable and unfortunately habitual.
Lately I’ve been feeling shabby – so a couple of weeks ago I treated myself to three dressy boots – this bit of a splurge led to buying, a few new outfits… oh boy!
Number eight - an a-ha moment – we had Amelia evaluated at a popular learning center - and even though we won’t use their service – I was enlightened what my daughter experiences everyday- she is struggling – keeping it together – being brave and so needs the right help… I’ll find it, rest assure Mama is on it.
Even though I advocate to being kind to one another, I am also adding treating her with gentleness. Let’s remember that too.
Number nine - Winter recess, everyone will be home – except for me, it’s okay – I’ll save my vacation days, but I am at peace or calmer knowing that my kids aren’t alone, and will be spending time off with their Dad….
Number ten- goes to my funny Valentine …. My very own cartoon –he makes me laugh - has his heart in all the right places – is kind – loving – wins me over every time - my friend, my love –
Happy Valentine’s Day!