Thirty Days of Thanks, Day Nineteen

Long work day today.

Early work day tomorrow.

Tonight, I’m grateful for the warm, soft cozy bed I get to crawl into.

Nighty night, world!

Thirty Days of Thanks, Day Eighteen

The sports nut in me was in full swing today. That’s because we were downtown Detroit today at Ford Field watching our beloved Lions take on the Green Bay Packers. And although we lost the game, it was a good game to watch.

Hubby & I are lucky to live in a sports town, being the sports fans we are. We’ve got great college football and basketball teams to follow (although I will always be a True Blue Michigan Wolverine). And we’ve got great professional sports teams to root for.

So today, I’m thankful that we’ve gotten the opportunity to watch many of our beloved sports teams live in action.

Now, if we can only do something about the NHL lockout …

Thirty Day of Thanks, Day Seventeen

You know what I like? Going to the movies. So today Hubby & I took the afternoon off to catch a film.

Originally, we were supposed to see Lincoln, but was surprised to find out it was all sold out. So instead, we went to see Breaking Dawn. 

Yes, I know … but what can I say? I enjoyed reading the Twilight books, so I had to see the movies. And since this was the last movie of the series, I just had to wrap it up. That, and see Taylor Lautner’s abs for one last time.

But I digress.

What I’m thankful for today is that Hubby & I get the opportunity to watch movies when we want to. That’s one thing I know that most families with kids can’t typically do on a whim.

Guess that’s another bonus for living child-free.

Thirty Days of Thanks, Day Sixteen

Kairi loves Nerds … just like Auntie Em

This evening was spent at my MIL’s house awaiting the arrival of some relatives from out of town that unfortunately never made it. But regardless we had fun with Kairi, who is now a sassy-sassafrass four-year old.

I KNOW! Where did the time go? She was just a baby when we had left for Chicago … you know, back when I was in the midst of my infertility identity crisis? (“If I can’t bear children, then what am I?”)

And now she’s four and an absolute ham. I can’t imagine not having her in my life anymore.

Tonight, we laughed and danced and teased one another and it couldn’t have been a more enjoyable evening. So tonight, I am thankful that despite all that has happened in my life, I can still enjoy being “Auntie Em.”


Thirty Day of Thanks, Day Fifteen

I love watching TV. Except there’s too many good shows out there to watch TV 24/7. Especially since I don’t have the time to watch TV 24/7.

That’s why I’m grateful for having a DVR so I can watch the shows when I have the time. But more importantly, I’m grateful for being able to spend the time with Hubby so we can watch the shows we love together.

Thirty Day of Thanks, Day Fourteen

The cursor is taunting me today. I’ve got a little bit of writer’s block right now.

Not that I don’t have things to be thankful for … because I do. Lots of things to be thankful for, in fact. But I just can’t seem to articulate them today.

So today, I’ll just be thankful for the love I have for Hubby Dearest. He is my best friend. And my biggest champion.

Thanks for the confidence you have in me, Hubby!

Thirty Days of Thanks, Day Thirteen

Mia as a Flower Girl

Yay! Mia finally got all of her birthday gifts that her Auntie Em and Uncle Apron Strings bought online! I’m so thankful that they arrived there … so what if it’s over a week past her actual birthday. (Guess I gotta start shopping earlier next time!)

One of the things I’ve been trying to do is buy her books. And lots of them. Between her mom and my love of reading, I’m hoping that she shares our same love of reading.

This time around I got her the board book version of “Fox In Sox” … one of my favorite books growing up. I hope Dr. Bro and Dr. SIL get to enjoy reading it to her … because I know how much I enjoyed having it read to me.

Thirty Days of Thanks, Day Twelve

Great Italian Food

Dinner (mostly) by candlelight

Wonderful conversation

Thankful for a romantic dinner with Hubby

And thankful we can do this “spur of the moment.”

Thirty Days of Thanks, Day Eleven

For all those who have served and those that continue to serve our country, I am grateful for all you’ve done. Happy Veterans Day.

Thirty Days of Thanks, Day Ten

The older I get, the harder it is to maintain close friendships. It makes it twice as difficult when I know I’m the one that tends to keep my distance from people.

I could probably blame it on being different because of infertility or the fact that we’re living child-free, but the truth is that I’m scared to put myself out there. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been writing on this blog lately.

But I’m trying to change that. I would like to have those friendships again. I would like to be brave enough to put myself out there and share things with someone other than just Hubby. I would like to define myself as someone other than an infertile gal living childfree, still grieving the passing of her father.

But this post is supposed to be about something I’m thankful for, not to feel sorry for myself. SO … what I AM thankful for are those friendships that have managed to survive the ups an downs of my life thus far. And I’m thankful for those friendships that like me just for who I am.

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