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Seven Days of thanks ~ Week 1

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Last year I did a “Days of Thanks” blog posts during the month of November leading up to Thanksgiving.  I really enjoyed finding something new each day to be thankful for.  I wanted to participate again this year, but come Nov 1 I felt stressed about the idea.

I shouldn’t feel stressed about being thankful, that seems counterproductive.  I was stressing about having to remember to write something and post it everyday.  What if I don’t have time (I was at home on maternity leave this time last year, and now I am back at work) to write about it before the day is done and I am crashed out, asleep, exhausted?  What about the days that a “thankful” post will interfere with another post I want to write?  Will I end up doing a post about my kids everyday? or maybe about my coffee?

Those thoughts, and more, were going through my head as I was up with a sick baby at 4 o’clock in the morning.

So I decided it would be better to do a recap of the things I was regretful for during the week.


7 Days of Thanks Nov 1-7

Nov. 1
Our humidifier.  When Sid woke up in the middle of night having a hard time breathing, I was thankful that I already owned a humidifier.  His breathing was back to normal by the time the sun came up.


Nov. 2
Pinterest.  I am thankful to be able to share creative ideas with millions of strangers.  I found the idea for these Mummy Juice Boxes on there.  Ian took them to his school Halloween party, and all the kids loved them.


Nov. 3
Brothers. These two are amazing.

Nov. 4
Ian’s love for LEGOs.  It is no surprise our family loves LEGOs.  I love being able to pass on my childhood favorites to my kids.Thanks_week1_lego

Nov. 5
That second cup of coffee.  Yep, I did it.  I posted about my morning coffee. But it is so necessary and everyday I am thankful for that cup.


Nov. 6
Preschool.  I am so thankful that someone else is teaching my kid.  I could never be a parent that home-schools their kids.  Way too hard for me.  How do I teach this left-handed kid how to write from left to right.Thanks_week1_chalkboard

Nov. 7
Face Time.  I don’t have an iPhone, but my mom does.  My baby cousin is away at college, a freshman, and we all miss her terribly.  It is so great to be able to see her face when we talk to her.  Baby Sid get’s so excited he tried to eat the phone.  OK, so maybe he was giving her kisses.


What are you thankful for?


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