Alone Time and a Full Fridge – Who Could Ask for More?

 

Yesterday, Sunday, December 18th, was a good day. Because our youngest (M-girl, who’s 2) had thrown up the night before, we decided to keep her home from church. We’re pretty sure it was just something that she ate that didn’t agree with her, but better safe than sorry in a church full of much older sisters. Well, the problem was that I was on for reading yesterday, so I couldn’t skip out. I also could’t bring my older two with me to church, because there’d be no one to watch them when I went up for my reading/did the processions with the book. So off to church I went, all by my lonesome self. Hubby stayed home to watch the kiddos.

I’d never thought I’d say this, but I love alone time. It was nice to go to church and be able to immerse myself in the readings and the homily, and just be fully present. Although I love my children to bits, the reality is that church isn’t the peaceful time it once had been. So I cherished my alone time at church yesterday. Pus, my little girl was perfectly fine all day long, which is great.

After church I got the groceries, because I hadn’t had a chance to do it the week before. I love the feeling after coming home from the grocery store and seeing a fridge full of food. It reminds me that we have a lot to be thankful for.

Speaking of being thankful, I am deeply thankful for my wonderful husband. I’ve been very busy getting my business organized so I can start 2017 on the right foot, and my lovely hubby has picked up the slack around the house without hesitation or complaint. Babe, if you’re reading this, you’re deeply appreciated. I’ve told him in person too, of course.

I have a good life. I’m also aware that there’s a lot we could do to make it even better, and we’re working on living life on our terms. But I’m also deeply thankful for all that we have.

What are you thankful for today?

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