Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gratitude - Day 6

Today I am grateful for:

~Having the energy to go to work, AND make dinner, both. It doesn't happen all that often, lately, though I may have turned a bend. We had fettuccine alfredo, steamed broccoli, and Italian salad, not the most exciting meal, but it was yummy! NicNoodle made the sauce (according to her) and the spring greens were really welcome. We had a good conversation around the dinner table, which always makes for a nice evening.

~This one may sound kind of morbid, but listening to Floppy Hair cry as he played the guitar last night. He tries so hard to be tough, to not let his emotions show, but all humans need to have a balance of tough and sweet. Also, I love listening to him play. He is so creative and so passionate about his creativities. He was talking to me tonight about the thrill he gets when he is writing something and can just feel it is good, and how right it feels to put the words on the paper. That is a feeling I know well, and hope to know better.

~It felt so delicious to slip into yoga pants and a sweater in the evening.

~Two of Floppy Hair's birthday presents arrived in the mail yesterday, so I was glad to have picked them up and stowed them away before he got home.

~I also got the kitchen completely clean, and it felt good to fall asleep knowing it wasn't waiting for me in the morning. Little Big Man, as usual, helped immensely, and NicNoodle vacuumed without being asked. Not well, haha, but she vacuumed.