Today has been the longest day ever it seems. First, I had to make a quick run to Walmart this morning to pick up something for Moo. While we were there we passed by the toy section. I should have known better than to go anywhere near that section. Anyways, JJ spotted a Thomas & Friends train set that he doesn't have and he's been throwing a tantrum ever since because we didn't get it.
Here's the kicker, we left the store over 4 hours ago! I've tried to comforting him and it's done nothing to help. I'm pretty sure he's cried himself into headache because I have a one. Then, I had to pull out of going to a media event because the plumbers were supposed to be coming by to fix the kids' toilet. (JJ decided to flush his blocks and a bar of Dove down it.) Needless to say they haven't arrived yet and I'm pissed that I missed my event for nothing.
So, although today is not going as expected, I'm still grateful that at least it's going. The sooner this day comes to a close, the faster we can all start fresh in the morning. This week I am thankful that JJ's vocabulary is continuing to expand. He now says Ma on a regular basis. I'm too giddy and have been walking on clouds. Also, added to his list words are turtle, juice, go, green and fries. He's making progress.
I'm thankful that nobody seems to have come down with anything this week. Thank God for hearing my prayers because the school germs were killing us. I'm thankful that Moo is doing well in school for the most part. Her teacher says that she's one of the smartest kids in the class but that she needs to work on classroom participation because they get graded for that. We'll work on it.
This week my siblings and I set up our group chat so that we can stay in touch. We've been chatting pretty everyday this week which is a big improvement. I love my family and it's nice to have an easy way to keep in touch and share photos/videos of the kids. Sometimes, it's hard to share those via text because they files are too large or not capable with their phones since we all different makes.
I'm thankful that I finally have new laptop! Oh my gosh, I can't begin to say how happy I am. No more having to worry about if my computer is going to die and never come back to life or having to keep the charger taped in because the battery doesn't charge anymore. Y'all, my old computer was cramping my style for real. I still have it just in case, but I'm enjoying the speed of my new one. Plus, I have a full-size laptop and I'm loving the bigger screen. My glasses and eyes are thanking me.
Now this might seem like a bit of a strange thing to be thankful for, but this week I found out that my ex-boyfriend got married over the summer. I'm so thankful that he's found love after all of these years. Our breakup was mostly on me for reasons I'm just not ready to put out here in the open just yet. But what I will say is that he was sweet, sensitive, caring and a real Southern gentleman at heart.
Although, we both live here in the Queen City, our paths have managed to not cross. I always wondered if he'd settled down because for starters he's a bit older than me and I'm sucker for older people finding love. I wish him and his wife the best and years of wedded bliss. It's nice and comforting knowing he has someone special to grow older with.
But what I'm most thankful this week is that the Mr and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary on Tuesday! We had some rough times in year 4. I didn't talk in detail about it here on the blog but things smoothed out. I'm grateful that we both still see each other as people worth fighting for. We're not sticking this marriage out for the kids and we don't have any grand delusions that marriage is supposed to be a fairy tale. We're here because we WANT to be and because we take the vows we made to each other and God seriously and remain committed to seeing them through.
What are you giving thanks for this week?