If you’re anything like me, you sleep with a notebook and pen on your nightstand so you can jot down your brilliant ideas that seemingly always come to you in the wee hours of the morning. Well, the following isn’t a “brilliant” idea per se, but it was an idea that I thought I’d share with my bleeps (blogger peeps). The hubs and I try to eat dinner together every night at the dinner table without any interruptions. I always ask, “so what was the peak and the pit of your day?” which leads to a debrief about the goings-ons of the day, both positive and negative. There are times when it hasn’t been the best day and he’ll say he didn’t have a peak. On those days, I simply remind him that he had the opportunity to open his eyes that morning, that he didn’t have to wonder where his children were, that he had a warm meal in his belly…all the simple things that we tend to overlook. We often get wrapped up in the frustrations of our desires not being met that we forget about how blessed we are to have our most basic of needs met day after day after day. That said, I wanted to take a half-second to make a list of just a few simple things I’m thankful for and love (in no particular order…oh and I’m not listing people because I’d never be able to finish this post).
Kisses one the forehead
breakfast in bed
learning new words
picking up a pen and writing
flying first class
the awkwardness that is Ben Stiller (Meet the Parents) and Steve Carrell (The Office)
public access radio
cold bed sheets
anything with cheese on it
steaming hot showers
the freedom to do absolutely nothing
God’s mercy and grace
By the way, I had a horrendous time trying to narrow down which pictures I wanted to post. My bad! I guess I’m kind of a “more the merrier” kinda girl!
I never realized how goofy I am until I saw myself on national TV last week. Here’s how the story goes, my church’s youth group decided to attend a taping of the TV game show, Let’ s Make Deal hosted by Wayne Brady. Apparently some rumor got out that the likelihood of you actually being selected by Wayne to be a contestant increases if you wear a costume of some sort. [Insert FREAKSHOW]. No one knows whether or not they will be selected so that’s all the more reason to dress like a crazy person. I kept it pretty toned down and just dressed up as a children’s nurse so it was pretty surprising to me that I got picked. That’s all I’ll say. See for yourself.