I woke up this morning very early, my usual five in the morning.
It went like this “oh what’s today? Its Sunday thank goodness no work today yay …oh and tomorrow is Monday…wait yes I have tomorrow off too – yay its Memorial Day! Thank you, thank you!”
Thankful one – days off
Happy Memorial Day everyone, tomorrow we honor those who served and died for our freedom.
So did you hear what happened?
Summer showed up; that means that we needed to put away our parkas quickly and find our shorts.
On Friday night we decided to start the Winter- Summer clothes switch and told each other that we do what we can, and finish during the weekend – well gladly I can tell you it did not go down like that - once we started we just needed to get it done; as of midnight on Friday we were done.
Thankful two, goes to warmer days; summer days.
Thankful three, our summer clothes out and put away; the fiasco switch is behind us.
Thankful four, I cannot say this enough - I have great kids.
They are always helping with chores - James working side by side with Nick doing yard work and Amelia helping me with dusting, or food shopping - because of their help the clothes switch was done in one night. Moreover, they get it too, all their clothes that didn’t fit and we didn’t want; we all made piles and ended up with five bags of clothes to give away to charity.
Thankful five, besides all of that; they are funny, kind, loving and smart.
Thankful six, our yard and the pool is not ready yet for our summer months; but it will be once we pick-up our new gazebo. One more lay away payment and it’s ours. We decided to pay it with a lay away plan because we live on Long Island and need to pay our electric bill and cable bill instead… well I’m kind of not kidding; and so it goes.
Thankful seven - mom is feeling better – the second antibiotic that was given to her did not upset her or make her sick.
She celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, and I promised her a small birthday party with her daughters and grandchildren once she feels 100% better.
Speaking of birthdays, we had another birthday celebration last week
Look who is 15
Thankful eight - he is a great kid - thoughtful, liked by many, happy, funny and kind.
Dinner at Chili’s – his choice
Our traditional Hostess cupcakes
Thankful nine - good times with old friends and sisters; it was a very fun day at my sister’s on Saturday - lots of food, many laughs and great weather.
Thankful ten - a wonderful Sunday afternoon spent entertaining a bunch of boys, one girl, a birthday boy, and a little sister. Fun times with outside activities of Nerf guns, trampoline, shooting hoops, snacking on chips with onion dip, cheese doodles, pretzels – continuing with pizzas and finishing it off with an ice cream cake; big smiles from everyone.
That’s it for now – or the ones I can remember.
What are you thankful for this week and always?