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So I’m getting back on the Gratitude wagon by posting on a Saturday morning, instead of a Sunday that turns into Thursday that turns into the last 4 weeks!!
*This view, from my back deck on a sunny, +25 degree September afternoon as I read a book and drank coffee in the silence of the bugz’ afternoon nap:
*Kit-kat’s first molar has broken through, for a total of 8 teeth. Hopefully she will be a happy bug now. I am glad that we have gotten through most of teething x 2 without drugging the bugz too much. Their amber necklaces worked wonderfully until one broke (& I have not gotten it fixed; it’s on the list!!), but I have barely resorted to using any kind of pharmaceutical, and for that I am grateful. (phew!)
*We have officially “moved in” upstairs. That’s not to say that my life is in any way organized at the moment, or that there aren’t 10 million boxes still to be unpacked, but we are upstairs living in this house of dreams!
*My bathrooms are useable!! Wooo!! I had a shower in my own house yesterday!
*For the incredible support of our family and our friends, especially the Ellis’- they literally left the door open for us throughout this entire adventure and we are so thankful for that!
*For the ease of booking my AirMiles flight to Winnipeg this November – wow! More customer service like that is needed
I guess at the same time, I should mention that the Delta hotel reservation line was also most kind and helpful!
*For Shawn (or Shaun, or Sean?), the random stranger whose friend found Leith’s GPS. He is in the area, so he set it to “home”, tracked our house and hand-delivered it last night! His friend found it while cycling on Campsite Road, and neither of them decided to keep the $400 piece of equipment. Wow, wow, wow. I was so beyond shocked at this amazing act of kindness and generosity. We seriously thought we were in the market for a new Garmin until yesterday. Wow.
*For a fresh, clean furnace. Maybe we’ll all get rid of our stuffy heads…
*For text messaging, so that I can keep in touch with Gramma while her and Grampa galavant all over the country
And on that note, for having grandparents who are so technologically savvy on both sides of the family!
*For bugz that sleep through the night in their new, big bedroom. They had zero problem adjusting to their new digs!
*For our firepit. I love sitting out by the fire whenever the mood strikes. Even when there are 30′ flames shooting out of the bus shelter…lol…more to come on that little adventure in fire safety later…
*For a new kind of help, and the realization of understanding…
*For 2 photo shoots booked for this fall, and hopefully a few more. My artistic heart needs some TLC (and Momma needs the $$ for a new/unnecessary camera upgrade
*That our bank draft for the renovations will be in my sweaty little hands by mid-week, and we can pay off almost all of our credit cards that have been racked up in the last month!
*For a meeting with Cam & Julia tomorrow – I know it hasn’t happened yet, but I am excited & grateful for all their support (and friendship!)
*For a visit tonight with my Sku and her puppy Chinook! Our first real guest at The Acreage!! Yaaa!
*For all the babysitting my mother in law has offered while we have been up to our ears in insanity; I haven’t told her that she isn’t allowed to go back to work yet
*For a couple of sweet messages from a couple of my dancers as the season kicks off – I miss you girls!!!!
So much more … it’s hard to remember all that I am grateful for. There has been more to be thankful for in this last month than I could ever write down. At the same time it has been very difficult to take the time to actually stop and appreciate things, so I need this list to be up and running again to help me keep perspective.