22 October 2011

The Gratitude Post

I'm writing a weekly post to express gratitude for everything I have been blessed with in my life. Will you join me in sharing just five things you are grateful for this week?

This week I'm grateful for:

Moments when Piper plays alone: Because of how close Heidi and Piper are in age, it is often difficult for me to distinguish her own personality and identity apart from Heidi. The other day, I was able to watch Piper play with two (plastic) turtles for a few minutes on the back of her high chair saying, "Walk, walk, walk" and it was one of the cutest things I've seen in a while. I'm grateful to have had that chance to just watch her, on her own.

Jillian's Drawers: This is one of my favorite stores ever, located in Ithaca, NY. I could spend hours just staring (literally) at all the pretty cloth diaper patterns and wishing I could build my stash all over again from scratch with unlimited funds. Then I could look at all the "green" toys, dishes, and clothing options for another few hours until they finally kick me out for loitering. I love it and I'm thankful that it has been there through my cloth diaper experience (even though it's a distance from me).

Moosewood Restaurant: Ahh, finally, I got to go to a vegetarian restaurant! I'm so grateful for every vegetarian restaurant that exists out there so that we have options when it comes to eating outside the home. Even though most of the things on the menu for lunch the other day had cheese or something else I don't eat, I was still able to find something fantastically tasteful to enjoy. (P.S. Heidi ate all the tofu off my plate.)

Paint: Heidi and Piper had a wonderful painting experience while visiting my mother and though I do not have any pictures, I can assure you their creations are amazing. I'm so glad that they are developing a love of art and that my mother, as an art teacher, will be there to keep that love growing as long as she's here.

Time to sew: While visiting my mother's house, I was afforded some time do get a little bit of sewing done and it was amazing. Heidi was busy drawing with markers and Piper was with my mother so I had the rare opportunity to get something done (well, most of it anyway). I am always grateful for the time that I have on Earth, but I am even more grateful when I can be super productive during that time.


  1. Thank you again for another week of gratitude. I had tough time this week (wake up call much?)

    I hear you the joy of getting to see them play alone. Without the influence of their close sibling, it's wonderful to see inside them a bit.

  2. I love these posts. That is all :-)

  3. I had a tough time remembering that this was supposed to post! In my defense, I was traveling, so that is almost a reasonable excuse (except not really since I still posted when we went to Missouri).

    Thank you Stephani :) That means a lot :)