Magical Monday

Nov 24, 2014 by

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This Magical Monday I’m grateful for:

* A hubby who loves to cook. Oh THANK GAWD, because most of the time, I just don’t. He made me a yummy hamburger stroganoff last night ~ one of my favs.

* Bubble baths by candle-light. I know I say this every week and it deserves saying every week.

* The fact that those Jamberry nail-thingies are being jammed down my throat ~ I think someone has finally broken me to try them. How hard is it, ladies? And how time-consuming? If it takes much longer than painting my nails, I might not do it but I’m perfectly willing to be talked into it!

* Honoring my family and our needs and taking a very short Thanksgiving break. We don’t want to be away from our new kitties that long so we’re only going away for 2 nights.

Magical Monday

Nov 17, 2014 by

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This Magical Monday I’m grateful for:

* My 9 year old getting a break from the role he plays in our family (I swear he’s a more responsible parent than either hubby or me!) and having a sleepover at a friends house. Long overdue!

* Garlic bread.

* Warm boots with sheepskin soles.

* Doggie walks in the woods with my boys many times a week ~ it’s always a reset button for all of us.

* I’ve been reading some of my favorite childhood books by Madeleine L’engle and really, really enjoying them.

* The fireplace in my bedroom that I turn on every chilly morning. My 3 year old plays with his cars and watches Thomas while I read for a half hour or so. I love our leisurely mornings…ahhhh….

Magical Monday

Nov 10, 2014 by

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This Magical Monday I’m grateful for:

* Two dates with my hubby in less than a weeks time! Last Sunday we had an overnight in Northampton, MA (total awesomeness) and this weekend we had a dinner date. It’s been soooo good to connect. After 16 years together, he’s still my absolute favorite person to talk to.

* Walks in the autumn woods. We went as a family with our doggie yesterday and it was so lovely. I take my boys regularly during the week and it’s always fun, even if there is initial whining and complaining beforehand.

* Hubby’s homemade chili! We ate in our taproom last night and that always feels special.

* Naps. Even though my 3 year old is done napping, I still work one in for myself most days of the week. Yesterday my little one surprised me by joining in. It was a nice break for all of us.

Magical Monday

Oct 27, 2014 by

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This Magical Monday I’m grateful for:

* Cat piss. Stay with me. I actually hate cat piss, but I find it to be an extreme motivator. When one of our cats started peeing all over hubby’s clothes last Spring it motivated me to clean out our laundry room and to clean up his closet. Then his closet looked so good, I decided to clean mine out too. So, thanks to that cat-piss episode, our clothes and closets got super organized and have stayed that way for 7 months.  Fast forward to now: one of our kitties has been peeing in a corner of our taproom (we have a taproom in lieu of a formal dining room, complete with restaurant booth) and he’s been doing it for quite a while. Yesterday I had to really dig into that corner to clean it up, then I just started cleaning everything in that room and then decided to rearrange it (took me almost 4 hours!). So, now we not only have a sparkling clean taproom but it’s looks like a new room with it’s arrangement and I’m so pleased. We made sure to eat in there last night to celebrate. Thank you cat piss for being such a strong catalyst for change!

Magical Monday

Oct 20, 2014 by

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This Magical Monday I’m grateful for:

* My cozy, comfortable bed. And I really love snuggling with my 3 year old ~ my last co-sleeping child.

* Hot showers and epsom salt baths. Been spending a lot of time in the water.

* Fall scented candles.

* Tacos (a regular item on my gratitude list).

* A husband who picks up the slack when I’m not feeling great.

* Piles of leaves that make my boys happy.

* Pinterest. I’ve been making lots of aerial silks boards and being so inspired.

* Mexican Coke ~ it comes in a glass bottle and it doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup and it just tastes so yummy!

* Watching “Earth to Echo” with my boys this weekend and having them declare it “the best movie ever.”

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