This coffee is delicious. But it’s no Starbucks, and I haven’t had breakfast yet.
My house is sparkling for a minute and smells like a jolly, giant lemon swallowed a lemon who’d already snacked on a lemon only to get lemony indigestion and burp fresh zest in 1,600-square-foot clouds.Well, I’m the peasant who had to scrub and wipe and dust and clean said lemon-drop cottage.
The sun is gloriously bright today. And it’s colder than Nancy Grace’s soul out there: muddy, soggy and wet to boot.
I get the privilege of playing with my kid all day. I even get away with wearing sweatpants and calling this “work”. I sacrificed my big-money job to wipe asses and cut grapes into infuriating minuscule “safe bites” all day, everyday for free.
I get to blog, read blogs, talk to bloggers, and enjoy the feeling of meeting up with old friends for a coffee date every. single. day. Except the blog is pretty puny by most folks’ standards, and in real life they’d never come over to the house for coffee . Even if they did, they’d be shocked at how gross I look after a morning elbow-deep in a mop bucket, and the best I’ve got is tin-can coffee and half & half.
I hope you’re ready to sucker-punch Miss Italic in the nose. She’s me on a bad day, a day I forget to be grateful, and – had I been born with double-jointed wrists – I’d make a note to knock myself out of such silly, grouchy moments.
Today I am crouched behind boxes of shoes, color-coordinating sweaters, and twisting unicorn statues out of wire hangers over at The Monster In Your Closet. I am thankful to be a part of blogger, Deb Bryan’s For This I Am Thankful series, a concept she created to remind us to remind ourselves to shut up & appreciate the good, already. Deb’s question was simple: What are you thankful for? When I hushed Miss Italic and really thought about it, I wanted to happy-cry and hug the universe for a minute.
I hope you’ll take a minute this morning to read my post, “Take A Sip” , and think about what thankful means to you.
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