I think it's the weather. I hate the cold. I hate the rain. I hate the freezing, cold rain. (Insert big sigh here.)
I have been looking for that magic *something* to snap me out of my funk...while I didn't find that, I have found the girl scout cookies, and am currently eating myself back to my old weight. (One more big sigh for good measure.)
Then today, I was reading my sister-in-law's blog, and she as she talked about winter and the hope of spring, and as I read this old post on a scrapbooking website that I like, I realized that there is so much to be be happy about, and that the *something* that I have been looking for is gratitude.
So in honor of my mid-winter funk, a list of things I am grateful for:
- My REALLY great husband. He puts up with a lot, and keeps coming back for more.
- My SUPER kids. They really are good kids...I need to remember that for every broken dish and loud fight, there are siblings whos like each other and lots of love.
- My friends. We have good friends. They make me laugh and smile, and can be counted on the be there when the chips are down. They rock.
- My house. It's nice not to have to stand in the rain.
- My health. It's fun to be thinner. But really, I gotta lay off the girl scout cookies!
- My blog. I know I am obsessed, but when it comes right down to it, I am keeping a record of my family...not the big things, but the little things...the things that when I am old I will have forgotten, and then won't I be so glad that I wrote it down once!
- My extended family. I have a really great family, my own and Troy's. I love that they blog and keep in touch.
- The gospel. I know this should be higher on the list, but it is what it is. And I am thankful that even when I am down, I know that I am not alone.
- And last, but not least: Bread. Bread?! Yes, I took a class last week on how to make bread, and I made my first batch last night. And I am dang proud of it! I am really glad that I have a desire to learn new things, and that I have lots of people to turn to when I have questions.
What are you grateful for?