Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday night grateful moment

Crazy week! It's been awhile since I've had one of those Friday-to-Friday-without-posting weeks. I have a gazillion good reasons, but let's just move past that, shall we? Thanks, I appreciate the understanding. And, being that it's Friday night, there's a bunch of gratefulness to spread around.

* Grateful that the fundraiser I've been helping with took place this week and it went well. Full room with lots of great supporters!

 OK, so our room didn't look QUITE like this, but we did have a lot of colorful balloons and it was festive and springy. But we DID have an ice sculpture, how cool is that?



* Grateful for my men. Such wonderful guys who show me love love love. The conversations we have all together as a family always make me smile when I think of my men.

* Grateful for pesto. And the smell of fresh basil, like the kind growing in my Aerogarden right now!

* Grateful for red pears. We're kind of addicted to them around here right now. With the lack of fruity variety in the winter, the noble pear stands out as a favorite!

* Grateful for friends. Coffee, planned or spontaneous; lunches too. And for good advice and great understanding, listening, laughing, even occasionally snarking. Just mild snarking, of course.

* Grateful that we've been windless for so long. Yes, that's a backhanded way of saying the wind is back, dagnabit. Last night was doable in the sleep department but tonight feels sketchy already... we'll see... but it's been nice to have it calm for the past few weeks. I'm looking forward to that again!

* Grateful for fellow grateful people. I found a group called Good List Daily and have become a contributor there. I know, daily? It's a little much. Ha. Makes my weekly gratitude look a bit wimpy, no? It's a challenge--especially to read and comment on others' lists, but I think the effort will be beneficial in my daily gratitude-ness. I'll keep you posted.

* Grateful that my friend Jen's chemo is going well and that she has such lovely and creative friends to accompany her to her chemo parties. I will be crossing fingers and toes that the next scan shows her tumor to be obliterated.

* Grateful for eggs. I think I'm in the mood for omelettes in the morning!

* Grateful that the Olympics are almost over so that I don't have to feel guilty for not watching them. What kind of heresy is that? I have become increasingly frustrated with the NBC coverage, and the lateness that they hold the "good stuff" until, way past my bedtime. And using the dvr hasn't worked since I've been too busy during the day to even skip through that on fast-forward. So, I've been keeping up with stuff by reading about it online, which is such sad solace, frankly. I'd love to see someone else get a shot at the coverage and show NBC how to get it done!

* Grateful for humor and laughter in even tense situations. Watch this great clip from the Bonnie Hunt show (love her, I know I say that every time I post a clip from her show) about a 911 call from a 5-year-old girl. I was surprised she was only 5--seemed so much older with her articulation.

Wishing you a peaceful weekend from Wind Central. Send thoughts of quiet our way. Much appreciated!


  1. OMG, the 5 year old 911 call got me laughing and crying at the same time. My son is almost 5 and I can just see that little girl with her dad.

    And I love that picture of your event with all the balloons...WOW, how fun!

  2. Oops. I just realized that the picture wasn't actually of your event! Still so cute and I really like the ice sculpture too. :)

  3. I'm intrigued by the aerogarden - where did you get it and how well does it work? I MISS my herbs in the winter months here in Oklahoma

  4. Sohailah--I got the aerogarden at Costco, but I know you can get them online too--google it! I have really enjoyed watching the herbs grow--this is my second year with it, and having green when it's gray outside is a real lift!

    Anastasia--they just threw in the ice sculpture for us, gratis, at the last minute. How fun is that?!


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