6:45 a.m. Get out of bed late, like an hour and 45 minutes late, but I am grateful for a few extra moments with my spouse, who is only awake because he has been sick and cannot sleep.
7:00 a.m. Throw blueberry muffins in the oven for breakfast and scramble eggs. I have discovered the best blueberry muffin recipe in the world! I combined a couple of muffin recipe.....oh .......deliciousness! Here is the recipe....I'll have to add it to my table talk page!
Of course, you would need a photo:
7:30 a.m. The big boys miss the bus because we are running late. I am very grateful I have 1 working car that can get them to school and still have enough time to get the little boys to school!
8:30 a.m. Done running everyone everywhere. Eat breakfast, check email, blogs, cnn. Get Sun started on her school work. Check out this beautiful morning sun!
10:15 a.m. Get gas and go shopping at my favorite store! I am seriously grateful for Costco! Today it was my one stop shop! The time was crucial!
11:30 a.m. Get home and unload the groceries with these characters:
12:15 p.m. Pick up little boys from school. They have early out all week because of parent/teacher conferences. I love having a couple of extra hours with them each day.
1:00 p.m. 1st parent/teacher conference. I am grateful for very experienced teachers who love their job, even after they have done it for a long time!
1:20 p.m. 2nd parent/teacher conference. I am grateful that I know my child well enough that when the teacher says, "This is a problem..." I know the problem isn't what she thinks it is!
1:40 p.m. Informal parent/teacher conference where I met with a former and hopefully future teacher of some of our children. I am so happy to have a relationship with excellent teachers who know my children and appreciate their gifts and talents, where we can speak freely about the challenges and difficulties facing our school community and together we can make a difference for our children!
2:00 p.m. Get home. Sweep kitchen floor. Go through the mail. Check email. Have an email from a favorite high school friend. I am grateful to have amazing friends from high school who are still my friends today! I may not hear from them often or see them hardly ever and though they do not share my faith, they are my dear, dear friends. I know if I ever needed them, they would come!
3:30 p.m. I finish up email to HS friend. Spike, Spike gets up from his nap and sits on my lap for 15 minutes while I finish typing and hit send.
|he would not be still and my old camera shutter speed stuff||is messed up!|
4:45 p.m. Back to dinner. I am grateful my children are willing to eat in shifts. We don't usually do it that way, but today it is necessary. Feed the baby. Make toast for the boy who doesn't like potstickers (whose kid is that, anyway?).
5:00 p.m. Feed the little ones and the big ones.
5:15 p.m. Put together dinner for my husband and myself.
5:45 p.m. Leave with dinner to pick up my husband for his Bishop's training meeting. I am so grateful for children who will willingly babysit on very little notice!
6:00 p.m. pick up Drew. Drive 20 minutes to his meeting while he eats in the car. I am grateful for food that travels, thank you potstickers, and water bottles!
6:20 p.m. Sit in the parking lot for 10 minutes to have just a few minutes with my sweetheart before his meetings. Eat my salad. I am grateful for 10 minutes!!! (30 if you include the drive!)
6:30 p.m. Answer my texts and voice mails. I am grateful that when I forget about a commitment I have made to a friend for tonight, she loves me enough to forgive me! Some days life is so crazy!
6:45 p.m. Begin writing and documenting my post on my day of gratitude. I am grateful for just a few minutes to sit in quiet, even if it is not at my house and the building is cold.
7:45 p.m I am so very grateful for how the day went. It was packed! This entire week has been packed! But I am very grateful that after my 20 minute drive home, my baby will be in bed, and I will spend a little time with my sweetheart, probably watching Downton Abbey, before we go to bed and start tomorrow's day!
Which we did! Got home @ 9:00 p.m. Went to bed at 10:30 p.m. Good night!