Tomorrow I will be out and about and not able to sit with a huge cup of delicious mocha coffee and type my thankfulness journal. So I am sitting in the living room next to GK at the computer desk as she plays Legends of Bikini Bottom and Ry plays blocks and watches Sponge Bob on the TV.
I have to say this is what I am most thankful for. Laughing, sharing and being in close proximity to my grands. In ten years, they won't even remember what we did on Saturday mornings together (just that we did)....but this old heart will. It makes me teary eyed now as I realize how blessed we are.
Had a great week getting my kitchen mess rearranged and organized. It feels so good to be tired for a worthwhile reason. Of course Sweet Man says its a conspiracy. Just when he gets used to where everything is in the kitchen, "you change it so I have to look for stuff". Poor man, tee hee.
Shelley and I have been looking at adding some decorative shelving for the kitchen. When my folks built this house, my Mom was working 60 hours a week, we ate lots of TV dinners and she didn't really care about cooking. So the kitchen was almost an afterthought. Unlike Shel and I, who love to bake, create and experiment and need lots of room. We scoured used furniture shops, antique stores, thrift stores, and finally found some kewl old looking barnwood and wrought iron bakers racks. One very large one for all the wire baskets and antique canning jars I have collected over the years. The sweetness came in the form of actually seeing the fruits of our labor in a clear counter area, shelves reorganized, things tossed out or given away and a new feeling of freedom in the kitchen.
GK who is becoming quite a good cook, made spaghetti casserole on the first night and on the third insisted on making a chicken/cheese noodle dish. She says the kitchen feels bigger and today we make molasses cookies. Or as Ry used to call them Mole Asses cookies. He tells a cute story now (in jest) about us not having them very often because the moles are really fast and hard to catch.
And lastly, but certainly not leastly.....my friends who rally to send their very best to Casa de Cuckoo just when we need it most. I love you all so much.
Health update, have lost 15 lbs, no more symptoms from the icky meds, sleeping well and able to withstand the pain. Life is good but then it always is, just depends on how you squint your eyes when you view it.
New best saying: (stolen from Mrs. K) I am so f ing fabulous, I piss glitter. Sparkle on my lovelies.