Sunday, February 4, 2024

Even When It's Hard

It's been a rough week. I've shed a lot of tears. something I don't do very often, and I've wished I could crawl in that hole with the groundhog and stay there until I'm sure of fair weather and sunshine and a lighter heart.

Such are the times when it's vitally important to remember there are still thankfuls out there. Here are mine:

Unseasonably warm weather perfect for much-needed playground time for littles (and the bigs who teach them).

Ice cream. Large bowls of ice cream.

A plethora of valentines made for me in the art center.

A new battery for an old but very reliable car.

Finding a brand new jar of moisturizer tucked away in a drawer, just when I needed a refill.

No. 7 brand of skin care.

A phone call from my Person saying she's coming to see me in March.

Learning to use Canva (thanks, Ashley and Abby) and using it to make a Chiefs-themed Spirit Week flyer for school.

An incredibly supportive husband.

My daughter celebrating her 25th birthday today. She is beautiful and smart and accomplished. In a few short months, she will have her Juris Doctor degree, then will sit for the Bar, followed by taking a position as a Public Finance attorney at a large firm that has already seen what a force she is after her summer internship there. Happy birthday, baby girl! You amaze me every day.

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  1. I'm so sorry it's been a hard week. I'm glad you were able to find things to be thankful for. I hope that this coming week is easier.

  2. being in February means not having to endure January, at least for another year!
    have a gooder week ahead*

    *to repurpose a joke from Mimi's 'oT "Why yes, I do consider myself a good writer!"

    Hey! Why not join in the Six Sentence Story this week? The prompt word is Game *the pasttime or strategy, not the odor.

    1. I think April got a bad rap with being called the cruelest month, because it's definitely January. I need to get back to the SSS. I miss it.

  3. My heart grieves with you over whatever is causing your sorrow and tears. It makes the thankful things that much more precious. You'll be in my prayers.

    1. Thank you so much, Mimi. As you know, taking care of an aging parent is hard, especially when you work.