I have in-laws visiting from overseas. They’re on day 5 of a 20 day trip and today, I am thankful that I am working! I get to breathe, and get space and time to myself. I am also thankful that husband has whisked them all off early for a day of
yelling and fighting fun. So I have 2 hours to myself before having to go to work! Thankful. We don’t have a big place, so 7 people living here creates a bit of tension.
And while I’m thankful to be going to work today, I’m also thankful that I have 9 days off after today’s shift. I haven’t had more than 2 days off in almost a year.
I am thankful that tomorrow we leave for 4 days at a beautiful house right on the beach in the northern rivers district. It is big, it has a fenced yard, it has space, and I can’t wait to let the kids go nuts and for me to have somewhere to sit outside and sip on a few wines.
I am thankful that next Wednesday we leave for 4 days in Sydney. I love Sydney! I also love that we get to catch up with friends from the US who are moving to NZ and popping on over to Aus for a week. It was pure fluke that we were going to be in Sydney the same weekend, and I can’t wait to see them! AND to see Mary Poppins!
I am thankful that I have the best kid in the world. I’m even more convinced of this after this week with 3 kids in this house. It’s made me realise how much I love our peaceful little existence as a family of 3. Is there less bickering when there are bigger age gaps between kids? If we have another, I’m thinking 4-5 years between them would be good.
Yesterday when Kate tweeted asking who felt thankful this week, I responded “Not me!” It is easy to be caught int he woe-is-me, but it is much more lifting, and enlightening to get caught up in the gosh-I-have-a-lot-to-be-thankful-for. Thanks Kate for making me realise I do have SO MUCH to be thankful for!