Sunday, August 9, 2020

Win A Few, Lose A Few

I've been working for HOURS trying to edit a video I wanted to post, and I've nearly let the weekend get away from me, but HERE I AAAAM!!! Welcome to Ten Things of Thankful!

1. I've been working on losing a little weight since the middle of June, and I'm now able to wear clothes that I have shoved to the back of the closet because they didn't fit. Happy dance!

2. Cheers for unseasonably cool weather this week! We were even able to open our windows a few nights and enjoy the breeze. That's all over now; temps back in the upper 90s with heat index over 100, but it was great while it lasted.

3. If you read my Six Sentence Story this week, you will know that I am thankful for thoughtful friends.

4. And drape flavored propel packets (not falling for naming the flavor again and causing a shortage).

5. I am thankful I'm not tired of oatmeal, since I've eaten it nearly every morning for breakfast for the past two months and expect the trend to continue for another couple of months or until I start to look like the Quaker Oats man.

6. My husband and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary on Friday. This is my favorite photo from our wedding day, and it pretty much sums up our life:

7. I found my missing American Express card today, and I can't BEGIN to tell you how grateful I am about that! (Shhh! Don't tell my husband it was missing!) I was pretty sure it wasn't LOST lost, but since the whole Covid debacle, I don't take my purse into a store and just put a card in my pocket to use when I check out, and it's not a bit unusual for me to forget it's in my pocket and have to fish it out of the dirty clothes basket. This time, I found it in a pocket in my purse THAT I HAD PREVIOUSLY CHECKED (and if you feel as though you've heard this story before, only with a checkbook, you might be right). ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

8. On that note, I found the plastic fork that I dropped while eating coleslaw in the car in a parking lot in Tulsa on the way to visit my son and his fiance in Oklahoma City. Had to finish my coleslaw with my fingers. I found the fork (coleslaw had disintegrated, thank GOD) when I dropped my debit card between the driver's seat and the console and couldn't reach it without getting out of the car, opening the door to the back seat, and feeling around under the driver's seat for the card, WHICH I FOUND. Bonus: I also found a quarter, a $5 bill, and the sunglasses clips I lost last summer.

9. Here's a fun little story: I was sitting on a milk crate at school (and note that it wasn't a REAL milk crate, which is very sturdy, but a flimsy, FAKE milk crate for storage of very not heavy things) that had a pad that sat on top of it and rested on a little lip that ran around the inside of the crate (see photo, below). I was holding a child on my lap and helping another one put on dress up clothes, and the next thing I knew, my ass was INSIDE the crate. The pad had slipped off that little lip and dumped me. This wouldn't have been so bad IF I weren't (a) wearing a skirt and (b) sitting directly in the line of sight of a male student worker. So he got a horrific free peep show of my underpants when my legs went straight up in the air. He's probably suffering from PTSD from the ordeal, but at least he didn't act like anything happened at the time, and I am grateful for that.

And yes, for those of you keeping track, something similar DID happen to me once before, when I broke a chair a la Goldilocks at the preschool where I used to work. My only witness was my assistant teacher Melissa and I wasn't wearing a skirt, but I am aware of the parallels.

10. And finally, the video that I have spent entirely too long trying to edit. I wanted to blur the little bit of little faces that showed in the video, but I couldn't get it to work. So, no, you're not losing your eyesight; my only option was to blur the whole video, but I had to share this. Our playground has large rhythm instruments in one corner, and my little nugs were making a joyful noise on them and having a wonderful time. I love what I do, and I am thankful I can share this sliver of a day with you:

Find your thankfuls in every day life. They are there, I promise!

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  1. Happy anniversary!

    I'm so glad that some friends found drape flavored Propel for you. (Funny story, I looked for some to send you, too, but was unsuccessful. I probably wasn't the only one. I imagine you would have been stocked up for years if all your friends had been able to find it!)

    Speaking of finding things, hurrah for all found things!

    Child-sized furniture is a hazard of your job, I guess. Glad you're OK.

    Congrats on the weight loss! I've been eating oatmeal for breakfast, too, and today my weight dropped below what is on my driver's license. :-)

    1. Thanks!
      There really is something up with that drape propel!
      The $5 bill was pretty awesome!
      I should have learned my lesson the time the chair broke
      Congrats to you! Losing weight is hard, but I do think the oatmeal helped. Packs a lot of punch for not many calories!

  2. Oatmeal is the breakfast of champions! We have it dry with yogurt and fruit almost daily.

    1. My favorite way is with brown sugar and butter, but I am eating it with a little applesauce mixed in, plus raisins, chia seeds and milled flax seed. Keeps my tummy full until lunch!

  3. I remember sitting on some of those child-size chairs when I worked at a preschool. It was manageable back then because I was young, but now it would be ridiculous for me to even try.
    I found myself searching for Propel the other day too. None to be found!
    I suspect books could be written about all the forgotten/hidden things found between the seats of cars and underneath the seats. I have searched many a time for those dropped/lost items.
    Your TToT posts keep it real, bring laughter, keep us coming back to see what you have to share each week. I fear you may have shared your heat index though. It is supposed to get up to 104 degrees here this weekend. TOO HOT :-/