Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I have so much to be thankful for!  I may thank God for an answered prayer.  I may mention a blessing to Wayne.  I may thank a friend or family member for something they have done.  However, it almost seems taboo to discuss my many blessings with others.  On the other hand, if I have some drama I am quick to mention it!  So, I am going to start a healthy habit of listing ten things I am thankful for each week!  Please feel free to join in!

Top 10 Things I'm Thankful for:
1. My husband is a wonderful cook!!!  He literally cooks every meal that we eat, hence the nickname Chef Wayn-o!  And when I say cook I don't mean Hamburger Helper - although his HH is great!  Last night we had fried bream - I caught 'em but he scaled the whole fish with a spoon (Poppa taught him this!) and did all mixes to make the batter perfect!  My fav dish he cooks is wild turkey which he marinates in a secret sauce for a few days then wraps in bacon with a dollop of honey and grills!  It's amazing!
2. Ely Reed is a wiggle worm!  Ha!  It is so comforting to feel (and now see) her moving all around.  While I am in the shower I usually get a swift kick to the ribs - and if I decide to sleep in it is a good alarm clock!  When I drink something cold I feel like she is swimming around!  And after I eat she is all over the place - maybe that means she will like food like her mommy!  I think all of this activity may mean that she will be a bit hyper like her daddy, but that is perfectly okay with me!
3. I have the best girlfriends!  From my college friends to my work friends to my church friends to my mommy friends and more, I am blessed with a well rounded group of girlfriends who are quick to give advice, eager to listen, ready for a girls night, happy to share an easy recipe, etc.  I am so thankful for each of you!
4. Tonight I have my breastfeeding class!  And yes, I really am thankful for it!  I don't know what to expect and I am a bit nervous/excited, but I glad there is a nurse who felt it was her calling to teach women how to breastfeed.  And I am so glad there are other women (besides me) who think breastfeeding is so important for their children that they created a need for a class!!!  Because I surely am not comfortable asking my (male) doctor about breastfeeding!
5. I heart my job!  Yes... we have tons of deadlines!  Yes... it makes time fly by!  Yes... some days are pretty stressful!  But... I have the best clients, the funniest coworkers and tons of fun with it!  It's high energy, and I simply thrive in the environment!
6. My Planner & To Do List!!!  I do not want to focus on material things, but I really am not sure what I would do without these items - especially with pregnancy!
7. I am off work tomorrow!  Yippee!  So excited about a long weekend!  So excited to have a full day to focus on the To Do List!
8. Two little black girls will be so excited to see me when I get home tonight - one may even be excited enough to pee a bit!  Ha!  Nova and Neeli make me smile!  I love them like they are our children, and, well, they are!  In fact, I love them so much that all of the black hair on my wood floors bothers me less and less each day - now that is a big deal!!!
9. Deadline day is OVER!  And all of my magazine ads are tucked safely into the folder!  Go ME!!!
10. The opportunity to give back!!!  I fell in love with community service in college, and cs has continued to be part of my life since!  I am so excited to enter my provisional year in JLJ - the new friends, the projects, the fun!  Cannot wait!!!