June 28, 2010...11:39 pm

It’s Thankful Tuesday Time!

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We haven’t had a Thankful Tuesday list for too long, friends. So, I’m starting it out and you’re finishing it off. Ok?

  • My son is sleeping again! After lamenting about his sleep habits last week: which included round-offs out of the crib, angry screaming and near hyperventilation, I took the sleep book‘s advice and made a sign about our rules for bedtime (stay in bed, close your eyes, be very quiet, etc). I even drew some super cute pictures to go with each rule. Despite my son’s wrathful shredding of the rules into pieces not once, but twice, he has eventually come around. He’s sleeping like a champ and I’m proud of him.
  • This is embarrassing, but I’m thankful that Make It or Break It‘s new season just started last night. I can’t help that I’m obliged to watch gymnastics dramas. Don’t judge me.
  • My friend Josh just sent me this YouTube video and said it reminded him of me. I’m not sure how I feel about that but thankful is the emotion I’m striving for…
  • I’m thankful for simple things like the homemade thank you cards August and I made out of construction paper and crayons. Also I’m thankful for homemade birthday cake and laid back birthday parties.
  • I’m thankful that next week all three of us are heading to Texas to spend some quality time with my family.
  • “Staying Power” is an incredible poem every time my eyes catch the words. I’m thankful for its truth and I’m thankful it’s supposed to be fitting into my head this month.
  • 4th of July! Fireworks! Cakes with berries placed in the shape of a flag! Cheesy families all dressed in matching Old Navy flag shirts!
  • My husband’s new two-day-long obsession with feeding me Caesar salad with homemade croutons and dressing. (And I’m talking legit Caesar dressing: with anchovies and raw egg.) Are you kidding me? So good.
  • August’s newest phrase for everything that happens: “Idn’t dat funny, Mama? Idn’t dat funny?” No, sweetie, it’s not funny when your friend hits his head on the ground. (But I can’t stand how cute you are.)
  • Taking my husband,  favorite quilt, son and his new tee-ball stand and bat to the park.
  • I’m thankful I discovered Mary Karr on Twitter. It’s like having my own secret poetry fairy sending me little shiny gems all day.
  • I’m thankful there were enough quarters in the house yesterday for all seven loads of laundry. Yes, three people. Seven loads. Something is off.
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  • I am thankful for a sweet book by Sue Monk Kidd called Firstlight in which she talks about her faith so deeply and beautifully. I’m thankful for Micha and anyone else who seems to feel things as deeply as I do and isn’t ashamed. I’m thankful that 9 years into parenting I can be forgiven for not being perfect and sometimes do it better the next time. I am so thankful that my beautiful friend Charae, age 37, has met the man of her dreams and will be wed in August!

  • * I am thankful for a surprise visit with my sister and brother-in-law when they were stranded in Chicago overnight this weekend.

    * I am thankful for idealist.org ‘s amazing self- and career-assessment resources. And for the gift of time I received over the weekend to focus on my goals and values, to start to shape the next step in my career path.

    * For decreased humidity!!

    * For Google calendar and my discovery of the ‘Task’ function.

    * For my women’s book club tonight, where we’ll be discussing ‘Dangerous Memories: A Mosaic of Mary’ by Elizabeth Johnson. I’ll be the youngest lady attending by about 20 years…but i’m bringing my sister for back up : )

  • Mary Karr? On Twitter! That vroom vroom screeching sound you heard was me following her. (Can you tell I have a two year old boy, too! Vroom!)

  • Love love love hearing your thankful lists! Thanks for sharing, friends.

    Oh, and Sam, I saw your tweet about your son singing ‘Dinosaur Train’ all day long…same here. Just the two words over and over. Maybe that should also be on my thankful list.

  • I’m thankful to learn that someone else I know also loves Make It or Break It! I’m glad it’s back too, no shame here! It’s waiting for me in my DVR and I can’t wait for this busy week to be over so I can find out what’s going on at The Rock! :)

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