Happy Thursday, kids! Two more days till we're free for the week, and I for one am hoping it gets here sooner rather than later. I'm definitely ready to catch up on some sleep (fingers crossed); my body has been having a rough time getting back on my regular schedule and is stillllllllll under the impression it can stay up till 10:30 or 11 and sleep till between 8 and 9. This leads to a bit of a rude awakening when my alarm goes off at 5, so you'd think it would learn to go to sleep when I want to it (read: somewhere between 8:30 and 9:30), but alas...not the case so far. Fingers crossed I can sleep past 7 on Saturday, but we shall see. Anywho, Thursday means that it's time for another edition of Jessie's fabulous campaign to keep in mind all of the many blessings I have in my life, so thank you for hosting, love! Take some time to head to her site, and check out the other wonderful entries; it never ceases to amaze me how much we really do have to be thankful for :)
...the two toothbrushes in my little glass by my sink. Joe left his, since he had an extra on his base and plans to throw it away before he comes home. It's a wonderful reminder and promise of what's to come and makes me smile every time I see it (not like I'm making extra trips into the bathroom to look or anything...because that would be weird....and we all know I am many things, but weird is certainly not one of them...).
....the cherubs behavior during Stretch and Grow yesterday. Stretch and Grow is a little program that comes to my center every Wednesday, which gives the kids a chance to learn about their muscles (they can actually name most of them at this point, which is really cool...especially when you remember that they're three) and learn different ways to move their bodies through games, dancing, yoga, and more. Yesterday, they were absolutely wonderful, listening to every direction their instructor gave them, following the rules of what they were supposed to be doing, and just being overall good little cherubs. I was an incredibly proud teacher (and also very confused as to what had happened to my usual monkeys....I kid because I am blessed to have a pretty damn good crew these days, but yeah, they went above and beyond yesterday somehow and it was very strange...but very welcome, too).
...the ability and desire to change up my meals more. I had been in a bit of a food rut before the holidays, eating the same thing for most of my meals. Now, I'm really making an effort to try different things and listen to what I want. It's made my eats much more enjoyable, so I hope I can keep it up.
....the fact that I don't have to attend a meeting during lunch today It sounds silly, I know, but my lunch breaks are my time to get out of the center for an hour, stretch my legs, clear my head, and have a snack in peace at my apartment. The days when I don't have the chance to do so are much more difficult mentally, emotionally, physically, etc. My co-teacher gets to go now, since I won't be here after tomorrow, and I really couldn't be happier or more thankful for that one.
....lists. Random, I know, but I like writing down what I have to do and/or get (since I have a horrendous memory). Plus, it makes me feel very accomplished when I get to check/cross/highlight stuff off (how I actually mark it as completed depends on my mood...weird, but true). Type-A and proud of it, people.
....warmer weather and sunshine. It's made it a lot easier to be out and about, and less icy runs are always welcome. I cannot wait till this weekend when it's supposed to be warmer. Lots of time outside, please and thank you.
...this post from this girl. Every time I see a post from her in my google reader, I get incredibly excited. She is insightful, honest, and so inspiring. Check her out now.
...my phone. It lets me keep in touch with everyone I love, and never fails to bring me something that makes me smile and laugh every day.
...hockey being back. Yep, I put it here, and I'm not ashamed in the slightest. I have waited way too long for this, and I am so ridiculously excited for that first puck drop that I can't even fully explain it. So, I'll just say I'm thankful for it, and leave it at that.
Have a terrific Thursday!
What are you thankful for today? Tell me a brag, too! I'm a fan of Holly's PMB...joining up next week :)