Count your many blessings

Today I am grateful for a great many things. Here’s a partial list, in no particular order.

My sewing machine decided to cooperate this morning so I could FINALLY finish the baby blanket I’ve been working on for months. I’ll be able to give it to my friend tomorrow, before her baby is born. Seriously, it’s just a simple little blanket, my sewing machine just refused to cooperate any time I tried to work on it.

Delicious marinated mozzarella and fresh tomatoes from the local farm/veggie and fruit stand for lunch, with toasted sourdough bread. SO good.

The local farm/veggie and fruit stand. Lindsay showed us this little local secret the other day, and I am SO grateful. The girls have gobbled down plums and peaches and strawberries, and I’ve been downing squash and tomatoes.  The whole family has been enjoying the corn. It’s cheap, it’s delicious, and it’s nice to be able to support a local business and know exactly where the food is coming from. Z even drew a picture for the lady who works there as thanks for the deliciousness of the plums.

Time at the park with friends this morning. The girls got to play with their friends, including their all time favorite person Rachel, who is finally back from her trip and always willing to push them on the swings.  She had six kids on six swings at one point- it was quite a beautiful thing to watch.  I got to talk to some other moms and participate in the most sanity saving of all types of conversations – the “my kid does that too, it’s totally normal” discussion.  I’m grateful for good friends, and for the opportunity to be a part of setting up the kinds of activities where those discussions can take place.

Answers to prayers. I’ve been trying to figure out why the plan we’ve had for 4 year old preschool just wasn’t sitting right with me, and I’ve been praying about it for a couple of weeks now. And yesterday the answer as to what we should do cracked right open and lay there in front of me- a glorious gift. And it will be so much fun.

Valerie, with whom I’m doing 4 year preschool. I am so grateful that we’re on the same page, that I could say, “Let’s ditch all of our previous plans and do something completely different”, and she said “Absolutely! Let’s do it!”. I also love that she found a source for supplies to make sugar skulls for Los Dias De Los Muertes.

Z slept in until almost 7 this morning, and then just came in and cuddled quietly in bed with us until almost 7:45 when Tiny woke up. The sleeping in and the quietness are nothing short of miraculous.

What are you grateful for today?

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