11 February 2012

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:

Class discussions: Both of my classes seem to be very good at talking out the information I present them and that makes me happy. I love to see students thinking.

Heidi: Heidi is an incredible help *most of the time.* She holds the dustpan for me while I'm sweeping the kitchen floor, picks up items in the way of the vacuum cleaner and gets me things that I need when I ask her. Sometimes, she'll be in a "Leave me alone!" mood, but for the most part she is incredibly agreeable. I love it.

Piper: Piper's intelligence astounds me and I am grateful to be able to watch it develop so much. She, still not 2 years old, knows exactly where my mother lives, knows that a drain serves the purpose of holding water in the sink (when closed) and announces "circle!" when she draws circles repeatedly on paper.

Homeopathic remedies: Both H & P have had runny noses for a while that have developed into some slight congestion and an occasional cough. I'm grateful to have an arsenal of possible natural remedies to turn to before having to turn to "conventional" medicines.

Almost two years without illness!: This is the first time Piper has EVER been sick! And I say sick sort of loosely since she only had a fever once through this runny nose thing, but she does have a semi-chesty cough...maybe I'm just trying to pretend she's not really sick because I wanted to make it to the 2-year mark so badly :) Anyway, she will be two in less than a month and has not been ill yet, so I am grateful to her awesome health.


  1. Yay for almost two years without illness! We went about that long without any barfing — which was the illness that I dreaded more than anything else. (Turned out to be not great, but not the terrible, horrible thing I thought it would be.) I hope that Piper avoids that for a long, long time.

    This week I'm grateful that I demanded not to go back to the clinic where I've been getting my ultrasounds. Now I'm going to a different clinic where the perinatologists (or at least the one I met, who I'm going to assume is representative of the others) actually explain things, offer evidence-based rationales for their thinking, and answer my questions.

  2. Thank you again for continuing this project. I'm so glad to be able to return to it. I've missed the glow from writing every week.

    I love how you meet your children where they are and appreciate them as individuals. It's a beautiful thins to read.

    And yay for no illnesses!

    1. Thank you! I am always happy to read anything you contribute to the literary world :)