Our Daily Thanks – Days 17 & 18

Our Daily Thanks – Day 17

Today I was incredibly thankful for the blossoming friendships that Andrew and I are establishing with some people here in town. After a glorious, if a tad strenuous, 4 mile run this morning, we texted our friends and asked them to meet for lunch.  Lunch turned into seeing the site where our house is being built turned into movies and beer and playing with the Wee Baby C. It was a wonderful afternoon, and I was so grateful to spend time with these lovely people and explore new friendships.

Our Daily Thanks – Day 18

Today I am insanely thankful for my pjs and my ratty old oversized sweatshirt. At about ten o’clock last night, I started to feel that scratch in my throat. That, oh God, oh no, oh please no, sort of scratch. So I popped some Zicam and hoped that would be the end of it. Unfortunately, I had no such luck. I spent most of the night tossing and turning because of my burning throat, and I woke up congested, aching, and feverish. After my parents and nephew, who were visiting for a few hours, hit the road for home, I crawled into my baggy-in-no-way-attractive comfort clothes and crashed. Now I feel cuddly and cozy–though that could, of course, just be the fever.

And in the spirit of Real Simple magazine’s #WomenIRL (women in real life) campaign, here’s a glimpse at what the sick Rebecca wardrobe looks like.



Our Daily Thanks – Day 7

Like most people, my New Years resolutions feature an emphasis on health and fitness. I’m so over this post-baby body. In May of 2013, I ran my first half marathon, and my goal now is to get back to that level of athleticism so that I can run the Disney Princess half marathon in 2016. There are a couple of things that I’m doing in support of that goal–like a year without booze so I can cut empty calories–but the one I’m most excited about is the running group at my local YMCA. We had our first meeting last night, and as I was thinking about things today, I realized how grateful I am that we have this program. In 10 weeks I’ll be doing a 10k in hopes of being half marathon ready by early summer. For now, though, I’m so content to be amongst other people of similar interest and all skill levels. Even though I was at the back of the pack last night, I was among people who were already shouting words of support and laughing together despite being total strangers. It was pretty awesome.


Our Daily Thanks – Day 6


Enough said.

But seriously, today started at about three a.m., progressed to me being puked all over at 5:00am (sigh, my poor boy just had a rough morning), and moved forward from there. It all turned out fine, and this was a great feeling. I paid less than twenty bucks for 3/4 of a tank, and I was so grateful!

Our Daily Thanks – Day 5

Today was a difficult one. After being up all night with the baby boy and having to take him to his first day of day care, it was a long day of general exhaustion and difficult emotions. But tonight when I lay down on the couch, Miss Daisy decided that I needed a good old fashioned cuddle. Nothing quite compares to the sweetness of stretching out with an adorable pup. I’m thankful that she’s always happy to see me.