Thursday, February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you have special plans for today or tonight? This year it is just a normal Thursday for me. I have to work and run kids around and figure out dinner. I may do something fun for takeout. We don’t really do gifts for our kids. Some years I do some favorite candy at dinner for everyone, but that’s about it. My husband and I exchange small gifts some years. This year, I just want to go out with him over the weekend because it’s been a few weeks.
But, today, I thought I would talk about things in life I’m loving right now. I like to practice gratitude every day and try to look for the positive.
Little back story:
I’m a wife, mom to 16 year old identical twin boys who are juniors in high school, dog mom, high school Spanish teacher.
-Hearing my theater son singing in the shower – belting out songs from Annie the musical that he will be in this spring
-watching my sons change the trash without being asked and do general chores around the house that need to be done without being asked
-staying light out until 6:30 – really makes a difference when driving home from activities
-my sweet dog getting up when I do – 5 am during the week and 6-7 am on weekends. We have our routine together and he is such a sweet companion
Part of my Valentine’s decor is this portrait. Why didn’t I put them in red? It’s so hard to believe they used to be this small.
-my Valentines minimal decor and getting excited to switch out to St. Patrick’s Day in a few days
-my public library website: every time I get a book rec I put in a request and each week one comes up ready for me to pick up. I can’t even imagine how much money this has saved me (and given me more money for clothing, shoes, and accessories!), and how many hours of pleasure I have gotten from reading
-one of my sons becoming so adventurous with food – ordered salmon and split eggplant parmesan with me lately
-my husband getting over his cold. When the mom is sick nothing changes but when the dad is sick – watch out! Lol!
-looking at all the spring clothes and shoes in stores and online and checking out new styles. I want all the white tops and blouses and put in an order from Nordstrom.com with the last of my gift card
-catching a glimpse of daffodils peeking out through the ground while walking Ernie this week
How will you celebrate today? What have you been loving? What has made you happy?
Thanks for reading!