This means to friends, in my own head, etc. etc. I have a family heritage of complaining, so God, please help me to be positive. I realized that I sounded a bit negative in my last blog, but I truly am thankful for free lunch...yippee! So at the start of a new week, with a great Father's Day having been had, I shall, at the end of this blog name 10 things that I'm thankful for. Going back to Father's Day, I had a semi-long conversation with my dad today. It was nice. He has given me a heritage of frugality, and stubborne...determination (had to change that as to not sound negative ;) I appreciate the talks we have, as I did not grow up with him. Nor did I see him in the best light growing up. As an adult, it's neat to get to know someone who essentially gave me life!
I have not blogged about my oldest's b-day party. We had about 19 kids present. Yikes. It was loads of fun. Pirate themed, treasure hunting, pinata, the works. I'm sorry if you're reading this and you were not invited. We had to trim the guess list, and it ended up being mainly home school friends. My oldest son has quite the outgoing personality; it's a good thing we are "socializing" him properly. LOL.
We are looking forward to an exciting summer of swim lessons, park days, killing gardens, then begging my friend Abby for some of her produce. I cherish this hot weather, but I'm not good at watering my photosynthetic friends. I plan to also hit some farmers markets this week, a birthday party, a bam bam practice and game, taking my father-in-law out for Father's Day, and finishing this house up in preparation for the home school barbecue. Sorry if this sounds like a diary. I just want to be able to look back at this journal and see what was going on in this part of my life. Sometimes I need to do that--mentally plan, or go over what's already been done. I guess it's part of my only/oldest child perfectionist in me. I sometimes over-plan, then if plans fall through, I'm disappointed. God is helping me with this. He is also helping me with patience. Especially with my children. I'm a SAHM for goodness sake, shouldn't I have patience? It (I) am a work in progress, as we all are.
Thank you for listening to my rant/non-complaining/electronic journal...and for your endurance, here is my list of 10 things for which I am thankful:
1. God, that He loves me even if I am not perfect
2. My husband, that he loves me even if I am not perfect
3. My children, that they love me even if I am not perfect (I sense a theme...)
4. The family I have not under this roof
5. My wonderful friends
6. Organic food
7. Hot summer days
8. Our country, and the freedom it stands for
9. Garage sales/thrift shopping
10. Yummy yummy tea
Now it's your turn...10 things for which you are thankful!