Magical Monday


I’m guest posting for our sparkly Kate Street’s Magical Monday column today and I’m so glad about that.

The events that took place on Friday have shaken all of us to the core. At this point, I can’t even look at media or listen to the radio because I become so overwhelmed with sadness that I can’t do anything but cry.

In times like these I think we all naturally start thinking about things we’re grateful for. That’s the whole point of Kate’s Magical Monday column – to learn to be grateful for what we have in our lives, from the small stuff to the big stuff.

So today I want to post up some things I’m grateful for, and I strongly encourage you to do the same by commenting on this post.

My Magic:

*Took my 18 month old daughter to Target yesterday and picked out a beautiful princess tent/house. She loves it and requires that I sit in it with her ALL THE TIME.

*I was pretty crabby all weekend but my husband was very patient with me. Thank you hubby!

*Spent Saturday with my parents because they won’t be around for the upcoming holidays. We had so much fun and my daughter kept asking for Mimi and Papa the rest of the weekend.

*The yummy Peets coffee I’m sipping on while writing this. Heavenly.

*Finding a new favorite website – Vegan Connecticut! I even made vegan pumpkin scones from a recipe they posted and they came out wonderfully. Even my hubby was impressed.

*I am so grateful for my daughters mid-day nap. This weekend those naps gave me a little alone time to just sit on the couch and be upset about Newtown. It’s hard to let yourself be upset in front of your kids.

*Seeing one of my closest friends last night for a sushi dinner date. I needed that normalcy.

So my dear readers – what are you thankful for today?

Totally delish!

14 comments on “Magical Monday”

  1. First, I am grateful for my very supportive husband and 2 chidren; am grateful that the call I received today from the school was from the nurse indicating that my 6 year old son has a low grade temperature; am grateful that the school staff put in the time and TLC to make him feel comforable until I arrived; am grateful that I have a job with benefits that allows me to leave work today and take tomorrow off to care for my son; and I am grateful that I am watching my son resting comfortably with his special blanket from when he was a baby.

  2. *I am grateful for being able to have just some time with my big boy this weekend and him letting me hold his hand while we walked down the sidewalk.
    *I am also grateful for remembering to take in the little moments.
    *Having my favorite part of the day be walking hand in hand with my big boy into school and his incredible sense of humor.
    *Having my little boy blow me kisses when he leaves in the morning with Daddy.

  3. I echo Elise’s comment – I gave my son’s teacher a big hug this morning. I’m thankful that we were able to have a “normal” weekend despite the Newtown situation. Having a 3 yr old at home who appears to be oblivious to the worldly events is very helpful. We played with play-dough, put puzzles together, wrapped presents and snuggled on the couch. We topped off the weekend with a visit to Santa. Very theraputic.

    1. Sam I totally agree. I have a little one myself who doesn’t understand what happened. It’s nice to play with her, hear her big laugh and snuggle to take my mind off of things. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I am so thankful that my in laws take care of my kids and that I don’t have to feel the pain that I know so many parents feel this morning. Selfish, but it’s all I can think about this morning.

  5. Thanks for this post today, much needed by us all.
    I am thankful for being able to take my 2 year old daughter to see Santa on the Shoreline Trolley last night along with my husband and his parents. Seeing her face light up with joy just warmed my heart and made me realize how something so simple as seeing Santa brings joy to a child and let’s you put the sadness we all feel right now aside even for a short time.

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