How many is that? Ten? I'm pretty sure it's ten, but here are a few extras to appease the SGV.
I'm off, folks. I'm drafting this Thursday night because Friday through Sunday I am up in Ellicott City, MD at a vocal workshop with my chorus. I have absolutely no idea what to expect other than the schedule will be intense and I'll have a roommate, so I'm more than a little trepidatious. Here's hoping I come home hoarse and happy and not hoarse and harried.
Gold stars for Brian again. Not sure if you noticed while reading the previous paragraph, but after taking care of the kids and me for a week, he's single parenting it this weekend. He's accumulated a shiny, shiny collection of stars. Seems like he should be able to trade those in for a big prize at the grocery store. A new set of cookware! A package of tube socks!
Little Leo is a bit under the weather. That's still a thankful because he's the only one, and his symptoms are mild. Before I realized he was ill, he spent one night and day telling me me (I thought) that he "heard noises." Or, he had "head noises." I puzzled until my puzzler was sore for nearly 24 hours. Do you know how frustrating it is to not understand something that is clearly very important to the communicator? Then, make that communicator a teary toddler with a limited vocabulary. Breaks your heart. Finally, I understand the noises hurt: poor baby had a headache.
|Head noises hurt.|
But isn't "head noises" just about the best description you've ever heard for a headache? It is like constant clamor. I think I'm going to start calling headaches head noises.
I got him some medicine, and the next time I checked in, he told me, "Head noises 'top." Thankful!
I completed one of my favorite new year activities: I put all the holiday photo cards up on the fridge. If you ever send me a photo card, know I will put it up so I can look at your sweet face all year long. Plus, such an excellent use for the magnet collection.
And then this. This is so huge I'm not sure there are words. But other people like Lizzi and Christine (the other one, not the one I'm minding) have some good ones.
I'm going to call myself done except for gratitude to Lizzi for an early HTML and to Lisa for linking me up.
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Rewritten, Thankful Me, The Wakefield Doctrine
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