Today, I am grateful to my husband for insisting he run the Ironman race, despite an interrupted training schedule. It was a wonderful few days alone with him.
Today, I am grateful to the staff at the medical tent who served George and so many other athletes so well.
Today, I am grateful for a safe trip home, for my mother who took excellent care of my boys and my furry girl so I didn't have to worry a bit about being away, and for the dinner she had waiting for us.
Today, I am grateful for boys who can't stop hugging me and saying, "Mommy, I'm soooo glad you're home!"
Today, I am grateful for a wagging tail and velvety puppy belly. Daisy grew while we were gone. I'll post pictures later.
Today, I'm grateful for these two conversations yesterday. First, while George and I were listening to music in the car:
Me: "Alligator lizards in the air"? What sort of drugs do you have to take to come up with a line like that? What does it mean?
George: I don't know. Maybe the alligator lizards are looking for "mystic crystal revelations."
And this conversation, which took place at 10:00 last night, two hours after Jack went to bed....
Me: Jack, honey, you need to go to sleep.
Jack: Mommy, I've been thinking. [dramatic pause]
Me: What have you been thinking about?
Jack: [perky, optimistic tone] How about we go to McDonald's for dinner ever day?
Jack: [undeterred] Every morning for breakfast?
Jack: [still hopeful] Sometimes?
Jack: Oh, thank you, Mommy!
What are YOU grateful for today?
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