Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I first saw this over at Dysfunctional Mom's blog and I loved the idea. So now I'm copying cuz I'm original like that. But also because I'm thankful.


- I am thankful that Joey's little episode with his dad the other week was only a one time occurrence. I have proof! As I was dropping Joey off in his classroom this morning I watched as he hung up his backpack and jacket and joined in on his classmates' play. Sensing that I was no longer needed I shouted a goodbye to Joey over my shoulder as I made my way to the door, careful not to embarrass him in front of his friends. Joey yelled, "Wait!" and quickly ran over, gave me a hug, a KISS, and told me he loves me. In front of all of his friends. Ahhhhh. All is right in the world.
I also heard from Todd that Joey allows him a big hug and kiss too. But only if his friends are not right there. Good enough. We'll take what we can get.

- I am so thankful that I only have two more weeks to wait until my appointment with my hair stylist. I am looking so bushy lately. I mean it is really out of control. I am trying to grow my hair out and when I do that I usually wait about two months in between hair cuts. Well, this time I waited too long to call my stylist and she was booked for a month and a half. A MONTH AND A HALF. And yes. She is that good. I WILL NOT let anyone else touch my hair so I have been waiting impatiently for my turn. She has told me in the past that if I really need to get in for an appointment that I can leave my name and she'll try and squeeze me in but I feel funny doing that. Like maybe I should do that only in case of real hair emergencies. What that would be? I don't know, but I think I can hold out another two weeks.
It is funny that I am this picky about my hair stylist considering that I had never even had my hair cut in a salon until I was 20 something. Up until then I had cut my own hair, and before that my mom cut it for me. But once you get a really fabulous cut, you just can't go back. Don't you agree?

- I am so thankful bribery works. Tommy has been crying and hanging on us when we drop him off for school in the morning. I know he likes school, but he just doesn't like the part where we leave him there. Being Joey's younger brother has always made it easy for him in the friends department. Joey's friends are his friends. He has never had to go out and make his own friends. And I can understand walking into a room full of kids can be very intimidating. He is a very emotional, dramatic (I wonder where he gets this from???) little boy and he is very free with his emotions. I love that about him, but I don't want these mornings to be so hard on him.
I told Tommy that if he can walk into his classroom, and kiss and hug mommy goodbye like a big boy, then he will get a special treat when I come to pick him up. It worked like a charm! He was fabulous! And his wonderful teacher (I'm thankful for her too!) noticed and ran with it telling him what a big boy he is and how proud she is of him. It was GREAT!

- I am thankful it is Thursday. Great TV night. Between The Office, Grey's Anatomy, 3rd Rock, and ER I am booked. AND, Dr. Greene is coming back to ER tonight! I am so excited!
It's the little things in life.

- I am so thankful for my dad's nursing home. The nursing staff there are the most amazing group of people I've ever met. They are all so loving and kind and they go out of their way to make all the residents feel at home. I was walking down the hall the other day and glanced into the common room and saw a nurse dancing with a resident. My mom said that is common to see. And I know you all heard of them opening up the nursing home to trick or treaters so the residents could hand out candy. That was awesome.
On Tuesday they also had a ceremony to honor all the residents who are Veterans. My dad received a plaque with his Army picture on it, his years of active service, and the awards he received as a soldier. I don't know how much of the ceremony my dad grasped, but he sure was grasping onto that plaque tightly. It warmed my heart.
Tomorrow the nursing staff are throwing my dad a birthday party for his 77th. They really do go out of their way, and I am so grateful to them. I just wrote a letter to our local newspaper thanking the nurses and staff at the nursing home. I hope they print it.
Anyway, it is truly something to be thankful for.

- I am thankful for the Peanut Butter Jelly song. Finally a rap song my boys can listen to. And no matter how grouchy they are it makes them laugh and dance.

The ice cream and cake song isn't bad either.

So, what are you thankful for?

41 comments:

Don Mills Diva said...

I'm thankful for too many things to detail.

I'm definitely thankful I've never had to wait a month and a half for a haircut! Once I decide I need one I am convinced I look crazy until I can get one!

Kelly said...

I'm thankful that David Cook's CD is almost out---I'm dying to buy it!

I'm also thankful for Twilight coming out soon. Woohoo!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I'm thankful for fun blogs to read that get me singing peanut butter jelly time!

And I'm thankful for the fall colors! It's my favorite season!

Janah said...

If I danced to the peanut butter song at least twice a day, I would probably lose weight. I have loved that song since I first heard it on The Family Guy.
And I just got my hair done yesterday. Thank you science for inventing color correcting chemicals! My girl is going on maternity leave...sad for some people, but not me! I get a special in-between-appointments-session even while she is out because she's good to me like that! I only like roots if they are attached to vegetables, or growing from a tree that is NOT planted directly over the main sewer line to the house. Did I just post a post on your blog, or was this a long comment?

Krystyn said...

What a very long and good list of things to be thankful for...and it isn't even Thanksgiving!!!

And, amen to bribery. If only I could get it to work effectively for potty training!

lime said...

what a great list of things to be thankful for. i'm thankful for a positive place like yours. :)

Adlibby said...

I'm thankful I stumbled across your very cute & funny blog, and I'm thankful that you reminded me to call and make a hair appointment before I start eyeballing my scissors and decide to do it myself. That never goes well. =)

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oooh pp about David Cook! Didn't know that. Must look into it. *L*

And I am the same way about my hair. Seriously I've had my hair every way including shaved. I never gave a whoop until I met my stylist. I love her and I will never cheat on her again. She has fun with my hair but at the same time I know it will always be fab. :) Although I decided to do Locks of Love that I've always wanted to do so she's not going to be able to have as much fun for quite some time. I hope she'll forgive me. It'll be fun after it grows though to get it all chopped! hehe

Laura said...

I am thankful of stumbling onto your blog last summer and I am thankful of the wonderful posts you share and how special your thoughts and words can be...this is a lovely post.

I would be thankful for all those things too...it is nice to sit back and realize yes, we are blessed.

Thank you.

Kelley said...

Oh, I sooo understand about the bushy hair. I'm growing mine out, too, and it was driving me crazy until I went last week. I had a stylist I adore, too, even though it takes me 35 minutes to drive to her house. It's worth every mile!

I'm thankful that you write such a delightful blog. Thank you.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I was also feeling pretty thankful today, but mine were just those little gems that lie around the cottage and wait to be appreciated.

I skipped back to the post about your father's birthday last year -- precious! I cried (of course) but stored up those fragments of hope you shared. Hope is BEAUTIFUL!

I'm so glad I found your "insanely" funny and sweet and important blog. Though I'm still a fairly young blogger, I feel so much kindred love here in the blogdom. It's a great place to come for a smile, a grin, a guffaw, and a bit of truth that turns your eyes heavenward. God bless you as you prepare to celebrate another "special" birthday with your dad.

XOXOXOXOX!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Thankful for bribery words? I've never thought about THAT before. Me thinks you're a GENIUS!

Tracey said...

Holy Moly those songs made me twitch...

That nursing home sounds like a REAL blessing. I am glad he has such a fabulous place to live. I wish that all facilities could be as friendly and caring...

Momisodes said...

I LOVE the idea of Thankful Thursday :) I started to tear up just reading about Joey running up to give you a hug and kiss. Time goes by too quickly!

I am also so glad to hear about the staff at your father's nursing. It is so rare to hear positive things about nursing homes, it warms my heart to know that your father is in good hands.

Tonya said...

those are awesome and I think I will cry when my kids stop giving me hugs and kisses when I drop them off. And I totally feel ya on the hair stylist! I'm like that too :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Happy Bday K's Dad!!!! (and I hope he had a great Veteran's Day).

You and your tv-- you have us hooked on the Fringe, did I tell you we found it here? It's only on the 5th episode now. As for Grey's... sigh. Maybe we'll get it next year.

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I love that you are thankful the dad love is over...hee hee. And, kudos on getting Tommy over the hump. I've been using 31 flavors with mine. It works amazingly well.

Mom24 said...

Right now, I'm very thankful for my health and my family's good health.

I'm very thankful my husband has a job.

I'm glad for you for this list. Good luck with your hair, I've been there. I agree it's worth waiting.

I'm glad Tommy's doing better.

I am so, so glad your dad's in a good place. I'm sure that's a comfort in such a difficult time.

Elaine A. said...

I'm thankful my husband comes home tomorrow but you probably already knew that.

I am SO happy to hear that the nursing home your father is in has good poeple on staff. I have heard TOO many horror stories about that. So, I am thankful for that for you and your family.

That dancing banana is pretty fun and thank youSO MUCH for making me crave ice cream and cake! ; )

CissaLynn said...

Ahhhh! LOTS to be thankful for!!! THANK YOU for getting me to pause for a moment and think of the MANY things I have to be thankful for!!!!!! Amidst all the chaos, there are MANY things!!!!! :) (For one, I am thankful for my new blog friendships that mean so much to me)!!! :))

Those songs are hilarious!!!! You can't help, but start dancing a litte (even in your chair)!!! :)))

Sara said...

Can I just say that I think that Grey's Anatomy is not as good as it used to be? What happened?

Kat said...

Holy crap! You people are so freaking nice to me! I seriously think I have the nicest, kindest, awesome-est readers EVER! I'm so thankful! :)

AFF- No, no, no. I'm thankful that the daddy love ISN'T over. Daddy needs lubs too!
Sheesh. I'm not THAT mean. ;)

scrap chair potato said...

I am thankful for this post. I am going to go do one of my own Thankful Thursday posts right now!
Thanks!

Dawn said...

Your list made me smile...life is good isn't it. ;)

CC said...

I'm thankful that not only does my husband's new doctor know about his condition, but has actually HAD it!! That is a huge praise!!

The Griper said...

uh oh, did i just hear a bit of sanity revealing its ugly head? :)

Candy said...

HAPPY THANKFUL THURSDAY!!

((we share many of the same "isms" today....he...heh)

Tammy said...

Have you heard the ice-cream and cake song? I heard that on the radio last week when the DJS were talking about the peanut butter jelly song. I laughed and thought how fun would that be to have some kids bounce around too!

wheelsonthebus said...

wait -- didn't dr. greene die?

david mcmahon said...

We're thankful that you write this blog.

maggie's mind said...

Um, my cat starting looking funny at the screen at the peanut butter song. Too funny! I wait about 6 months to a year in between haircuts. I don't recommend it. :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love Thankful posts! Sometimes it's nice to reflect on the good things in life.

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x said...

I'm thankful for the lovely gorgeous diamond necklace my son and hubby bought me from www.idonowidont.com for my birthday last week.

What I need now is a new dress and a haircut and I'd love to watch some E.R. too!

Tam said...

LOVED this post....but I have a question for you...Did you bury ST JOE yet? Do it today!

Bren said...

We sing the PB & J song ALL the time! Never heard the ice cream and cake though. Thanks for introducing us to a new one!

Great post!

Lisa said...

Great things to be thankful for!!!

Right this second I'm thankful for the Disney channel :) Seriously though - so many big & small things - health care, overall health, a warm house, my hair cut this week, etc. I would be really thankful if I could get some much needed sleep tonight!

Cyndi said...

That is a great list! So much to be thankful for.

I am thankful for date night!

Jill said...

I'm thankful for good friends who have to take the place of family when you live 10000 miles away...

Roxy Wishum said...

I am thankful for your blog! Not so much for the peanut butter jelly song.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson