I was feeling very cranky this morning and uncomfortable- in fact I still am, but I happened upon a post about being thankful for things and remembered that a few months ago when we moved into our new house I thought to myself- even when something in my day to day life doesn't go the way I planned or some little thing goes wrong- I have no business being unhappy because I have everything I ever wanted. I have a loving husband, a beautiful home, a baby on the way and my little crazy puppy that loves me. So in an effort to shake this cranky feeling I thought I would focus on the good stuff and make a list.
Today I am especially thankful for
1. My husband-
Even though he hasn't been helping me as much as I would like- he loves me- and he loves me like crazy and tells me all the time- some people don't have that and I forget how lucky I am sometimes.
2. MY BABY!
I can't wait to meet him and see the little man who has been causing me all of this trouble.
3. My Family-
To put it mildly- They love me too- in fact, there isn't much they wouldn't do for me. Some people can't talk openly with their parents and can't be honest. Some parents act like they can't be bothered when their kids need help- Mine are amazing- and I am really lucky to have them.
4. My In-laws-
When I hear stories of wicked MILs and SILs I remember how lucky I am to have the kind of In-laws that I have. They love spending time with us and are always taking us to dinner or inviting us over for this and that. They are so excited for the baby, and are even taking a class this weekend to learn about caring for a baby and infant safety since so much has changed since they raised Big Guy and his sister. I am lucky to have them.
I love my House!
6. My car!
I love my car too- it is so cute and it is one of my favorite personal possessions. Big Guy bought it for me and I LOVE that he picked it out and thinks it is so cute- he says it suits me and always tells me how cute I look in it- which makes me happy.
7. Preppy Puppy
He SUCKS at going potty in the right place, but he is the only dog I know who loves everyone, is good with kids, doesn't shed, can fit in your tote bag, doesn't bark and Loves me no matter what I do, or look like.
8. My Life is good!
I have a job, I have really fun friends (even though many are far away). I have great memories of travel and exciting experiences. I have a great life and I have my health.
9. My tush didn't get fat during pregnancy-
I was really scared that my butt would get bigger. I already have a butt and I didn't need any more- and I was sure that all the weight would go straight to my rear, but it hasn't! I think it may have gotten smaller! I hope it stays that way! I hope it gets even smaller when I start walking again after I have the baby.
I usually try not to be too corny or sappy, but I really love reading everyone's blogs and feeling like I have this group of friends that I can bounce ideas off of and ask for advice and share in their day to day triumphs and challenges. I really am thankful for all of you.
OK there you have it- There are a million more things that make me a lucky lady, but these are the 10 that popped into my head. I feel a little less scrooged- which was the whole point, but I still feel like I have a baby in my "area."
I hope everyone has a good day and does a mental 10 things I am thankful for list- it might make you feel better if you are feeling cranky like me!