My best friend spent the night and watched my kids this morning so I could go to a social media event. She even folded some laundry and emptied the dishwasher.

I had a scrumptious chocolate croissant at Urban Bean Coffee in Minneapolis this morning.

It’s not snowing. Yet. *ahem*

I played Pretty Pretty Princess with my little boy yesterday.


For a while, I was doing a weekly feature called Thankful Thursday. I let it peter out and I’m not sure why. But it occurred to me today that it would be perfect for twitter. So I’m going to attempt to start a hashtag movement. But I’m going to run it as a blog feature as well for those who don’t use twitter.

So each Thursday, I’ll post what I’m thankful for and you can leave what you are thankful for in the comments, as a link in the comments, in response to this post on facebook or on twitter with the hashtag #thursthanks. I’ll work up a cute little button to put on your blog posts if you participate that way. But that’ll have to wait a bit as I want to get this posted before Thursday fades away. 🙂

I am thankful that:

  • I stepped away from a stressful situation with Grace today and apologized.
  • I took the time to hold Ellie through an entire nap today. It was calming for me, and she got a longer-than-usual nap.
  • I have someone willing to drive Grace to and from school most days.

Here are my past Thankful Thursday posts.

I’m thankful that I got meters with time on them TWICE this week, I got my to-do list done, I got to do a little bit of scrapbooking this week and I’m getting babysitter recommendations from a trusted source tomorrow.

I’m thankful I found a parking meter with 30 minutes on it yesterday.

I’m thankful for the awesome B&B stay this week.

I’m thankful my dad found and fixed our bathroom leak and that it wasn’t anything major.

This week I am thankful for friends and family who are willing to babysit.

I’m thankful for my husband and for preschool.

I’m thankful for amoxicillin.

Could you all say a little prayer, though, for a friend whose health issue wasn’t so easily solved? She’s been dealing with pneumonia, whooping cough and possible an adverse reaction to antibiotics for three weeks.

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