...you know the ones I mean? I was woken a bit too early by a 21-pound baby throwing himself directly onto my stomach. For some reason the coffee maker didn't work right the first time- it didn't drain through and overflowed onto the counter all mixed with coffee grounds. And that was the last of the French Roast too so I had to re-make it with the not-as-good coffee. I'm sure it was user error though- I think I may have forgotten to open my eyes while making it... did I mention that I also woke up with a headache?Then the above-mentioned early-morning-wrestling baby decided that throwing french toast is much more fun than eating it. He is now watching television. Yes I am a bad mom today and I put the TV on for my one year old. This is something I don't do a lot but always feel really guilty about when I do. But today, my sanity is at stake.
I have decided that despite all of that, we will have a good day today. I am determined to turn it around. That is why I'm taking some time for myself right now. I am going to stretch and take some deep breaths and write a list of things I'm thankful for, like...
~my wrestling, toast-throwing, amazing and happy one year old son ~my sleeping, oblivious and yet unfailingly loving and supportive husband ~our home ~food on our table ~sunshine ~photography ~love ~strength and peace that always come when I need them most ~people who inspire and encourage me, in person and online through their blogs and comments
I think now I'm ready to embrace the day. I'm going to go turn the TV off and the music on and dance around with my little one for a while.
What are you thankful for this morning?