Magical Monday

Dec 15, 2014 by

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This Magical Monday I’m grateful:

* For this strange burst of energy and motivation that engulfed me yesterday morning, prompting me to clean out our spice cabinet, clean out the pantry, AND totally detail our refrigerator (I was scraping things off with a toothbrush yo!). And in the middle of all that, I planned our meals for the week AND went grocery shopping with 2 of my boys! A SuperWoman kind of day! (Jenn ;) )

* Last Friday I was EVIL! And I mean EVIL! I was in the kind of mood where everything pisses me off and I don’t even want to HEAR the sound of anyone else’s voice. Not even my own. While I hate this kind of mood (truly, I’m not afraid of anything else in the world except for ME being in this kind of mood!) I’m truly grateful it happened on a day where the boys were with my Hubby for a good chunk of the day. Later they had a friend over so I could guiltlessly ignore all of them. So even though I had a SuperMess kind of day (Jenn ;) ) we all made it through unscathed. Whew!

Magical Monday

Dec 8, 2014 by

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This Magical Monday I’m grateful for:

* Reading Holly’s post about real vs. fake Christmas trees. We get a real one each year ~ the whole cutting down tradition ~ and it’s been fun. But the only place to put the tree in our house is over a forced-air-vent, so the minute we set it up it starts losing needles. I’ve been vacuuming non-stop for a week now and told hubby our “real tree days” are numbered. Loved Holly’s perspective on the fake tree and it’s causing me to rethink. Of course I have a good 25 more days of non-stop vacuuming ahead of me ~ well see how I feel on Dec. 31st.

* My total awesome, well-used central vac. I have a GREAT appreciation for it this time of year.

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.

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