Last week I told my friend I would watch her two kids while she went to a two hour dentist appointment. (Number One thing to be thankful for: It wasn't my appointment! (Although I do have a few more dentist appointments coming up in the next few months -- blargh.))
The kids were playing so well, in fact, that I told her to leave her two while she went to pick her oldest up from school and took him to his piano lesson. So what was originally a two hour babysitting time turned into a six hour play date for my kiddos! (#6!)
Last night I went out to a play put on by a couple of kids from our small group. It was really good and interesting too. It was "The Pushcart Wars" and now I want to do a whole bunch of reading up on that period in New York City's history. (#7!)
Before I had kids, I was really involved in my friends' kids' lives -- going to their dance performances, sporting events, plays, etc. It's been really fun to get a taste of that again these past two weeks. (#8!) Although I told Dave I should really try and space these events out a little more -- I think I've been out to five things in the past two weeks -- a play, a musical, a birthday party, and two dinners out with my former and current youth (the ones I mentor(ed)).
When I got home, I helped Dave clean the playroom (he had already tackled Sam's room (#9!)) and then I made myself some tea to have in one of my new tea cups. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention my friend is a thrift store expert and found a whole set of Fiestaware cups and saucers which She. Bought. For. Me. (#10!) You will get to see the whole set (all nine of them in brilliant, amazing colours! (#11!)) in my Project 364 post on Sunday, but for now, here's a glimpse of one of them.
Can you tell I'm pretty happy about my Fiestaware?!?!?!
Sadly, Sam had a hard time falling asleep last night, and was complaining of a sore neck. I feared he might be coming down with strep throat (since it seems to be spreading throughout blogland (so obviously it will get here eventually, right? (Don't question my (il)logic.))), so I gave in to his demand for a popsicle. And then he let me take this adorable picture of him (#12!).
And now it's today, and we'll see what it brings. It should be a good day though because I have a massage scheduled (#13!), Sam has an kindergarten room open house (#14!), and it's LOGOS night so I don't have to cook supper (#15!). That's a lot to be thankful for.
What are you thankful for today???