Thankful Thursday - YUMMommy

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday folks!  I know that I've been a little scarce (okay, a lot scarce) around the blog, but I promise to make up for that over these next days and for the rest of October.  I've been doing a little behind the scenes work lately that I hope will pay off in helping to better YUMMommy and open up the door for more opportunities to expand.  Anyways, let's get this Thankful Thursday started.

This week I'm thankful for having had the chance to serve as a chaperon for Moo's first field trip. Recap post coming over the next few days.  While on the field trip, I got a chance to really observe Moo's teacher and I can truly say that I feel even more at ease.  I got the vibe that she truly has a passion and love for teaching children.  I also got to see a bit of her silly side and that was refreshing.

Also, I was selected to be the Craft Mom.  My first task is to prep some crafts for Moo's class to for the holidays.  I'm excited and have already started jotting down ideas and making supply lists.  I'm thankful to have this opportunity to be back in the classroom and working hands on with kids.  Being on the field trip yesterday made me realize that I miss being a classroom setting.  I'm not saying that I'll be taking up full-time teaching anytime soon, but my wheels are turning.

Mr. Rabbit was not feeling us.  He curled into a tight ball and gave us some evil eye.

With JJ starting preschool next year, I'll have more free time to work and volunteer outside of the home.  Speaking of JJ, these last two therapy sessions have been absolutely awful.  However, he's still making progress and we're working on putting together words in a sentence and improving word pronunciations.  I think that next week, we'll try moving one of his therapy sessions to the public library and see how that works out.

I'm thankful that I was able to find a gift for the Mr's birthday that I am confident he will like.  My husband can be a bit of pain to shop for.  It's hard to get him the things that I know for sure he wants because he either purchases them himself or they're a bit outside of my price range.  I'm already working on the gift that I want to surprise him with for next year.  It's going to be huge if I can pull it off.

I'm thankful that my older sister has agreed to guest post for the first time ever here on YUMMommy!  I'm so excited.  She's a phenomenal writer and hella smart!  She was one of the first to win the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship the first year it was introduced!!  That's one of the behind the scenes projects I've been working on.

Thanks to everyone who has been keeping JJ and I in your prayers.  We are both feeling a thousand times better.  I'm super thankful that his eye infection has pretty much cleared up.  We still have a few more days of eye drops to go, but I'm not worried he's going to go blind anymore.  I'm also thankful that despite all the germs floating around here that Moo hasn't gotten sick lately.  We usually end up the hospital when she gets sick.

I'm also grateful that the Mr doesn't have Strep throat.  The cold germs finally caught up to him, but a visit to the doctor has determined that he just has a regular throat cold and it'll clear up in the next few days with some over-the-counter meds. 

Lastly, I'm thankful to announce that I was selected again be a Chick-fil-A Mom panelist!  I'm always grateful for the opportunity to work with brands that my family enjoys.  I'm even more excited about working with Chick-fil-A a second year because I did request that they work on coming up with a gluten-free bun option and I was told that there was some behind the scenes discussion being had about that. So, it'll be interesting to see where those discussions lead.

What you thankful for this week?

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  1. I think your thankful is so honest and I rally hope your son has a better therapy session next time. I also really like the look of the blog it is so bright and welcoming. And don't worry about being off the scene, I think there are only so many hours in the day and it can become very difficult to manage the backend of a blog with writing and commenting (never mind balancing blog management with real life!)

  2. Im so glad to hear you are feeling better! We were sick all last week as well. I am still carrying a bit of a cough but nothing serious. I am thankful that we have finally cooled off! I could not take much more of this odd summer heat.

  3. We're all juggling. We're mamas, and we're mamas *trying* to juggle it all :) We may never find the best balance but with the right help, we can juggle it all. Family always comes first, so don't worry about being scarce around these parts, I think many of us have done the same a time or two, this girl has for sure.
    Kudos to you craft mom! I'm sure Moo will cherish that memory FOREVER.
    Sending love & healthy wishes your way!
    Give those babies hugs from me :)
    Also, congrats on being a Chick-Fil-A panelist and having your GLUTEN-FREE option suggestion put to work!!!
    All the best, always~