Has it really been almost a week since I last posted? Itty Bitty has has the sniffles and it's been a busy week at Bug's school. Next week will be busy, too. Short school week but lots of activities - modified schedule on Monday; Thanksgiving Feast with the kindergarten and fourth graders on Tuesday; mini-concert and prayer service, then early dismissal on Wednesday. That's just Bug's schedule. Then we have company coming for the holiday so I cleaning to do not only in the house, but need to double check the camper since some people are staying out there. Then there's the cooking to start doing for Thanksgiving itself, not to mention making sure everyone has a nice outfit to wear for Itty Bitty's christening on Saturday. Then, of course, there's making time to do some freelance work, too.
I thought giving thanks each day for something would be easy. It's not. The truth of the matter is I'm very thankful overall. I know even on my worst days that things really aren't that bad. I'm fortunate enough to be able to stay home and care for my children, work with my husband, and do freelance work from home. We're all in relatively good health. Our parents and my siblings are in good health. This time last year we were dealing with my dad's cancer and treatment; the year before my father-in-laws. This year - knock on wood - every thing seem to be going well. We have a rough over our heads; food on the table every week. There are no debt collectors calling at all hours. My husband's business is going well; and that's a double blessing going into the holiday season not to mention the winter. I may be stressed out and not in a good mood all the time, but deep down I know things could be much worse. I'm very thankful for my life right now!