Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday night grateful moment

I am very grateful that my week included a little of this:

And a little of this:

I am also very grateful to be home. Safe, sound, ready to sleep in our own beds.

I am grateful to return to snow, too! I was worried it would feel just strange to leave two feet of snow and return to nothing. Thankfully, a few wet inches fell last night and it's good and crunchy now.

I am grateful for my Christmas pretties from near and far. I was putting them away tonight upon our return, thinking of the lovely folks (and the wonderful men I live with too) who have all who contributed to my decadence. Thank you! (Now, on to a year with a little less decadence in it, and a little more frugality!)

I am grateful to have had some extended time with my parents. Although our Christmas time together looked quite different than anyone planned, everyone did a great job of rolling with it and enjoying the time together. And we had a completely spontaneous visit from a cousin on my dad's side on New Year's Eve, which would not have happened without the connectedness of Facebook. It was very cool to catch up, ever so briefly, with him and his lovely family. And our family was very impressed that he got 4 kids (mostly teens!) to agree to a family day of driving and ocean-looking and relative-visiting. Very impressive!

And I'm grateful for another year to roll around on the calendar. Loving lists, resolutions, blank slates, new journals, and all the accoutrements of organizational zeal, I am filled to the brim with anticipation for this year to come. Well, it's here, I know, it arrived yesterday. But since I've been on vacation until today, mine somehow feels like it starts right now! I even have a chart from a blogger I follow at The Happiness Project which is going to help me get my act together in the coming year, I know! Check her out--I am always motivated and inspired by her posts.

Ciao for now and happy weekend to all!

1 comment:

  1. We had so much fun visiting you and your parents at the beach! And it was no problem getting the kids to drive to the beach; they didn't know I was going to look you up once we got there. ;-) Actually, they had fun visiting, too.

    Looking forward to our next spontaneous visit...


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