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Well hello there Sunday!

It’s been a mostly good week over here.  So, it’s easy enough for me to get my attitude of gratitude on this weekend for Lizzi’s Ten Things of Thankful Weekend Blog Hop.

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Number 10

  • I’m thankful that it’s a balmy -4 degree Celsius outside today.   And that it was -1 yesterday!  Sure, that comes with a dumping of snow, but compared to what we’ve been living with for the past while here, that’s almost T-Shirt weather.  And they couldn’t have asked for a better forecast for the start of Winterlude.

Number 9

Number 8

  • I’m thankful for Weight Watchers.  I rejoined last weekend and have lost 3.2 lbs to date.  Given I only really want to lose about 10, I figure that’s a pretty good start.  That said, I stretched out as I was typing here just now and my eldest ran across the room, poked my bellybutton, and yelled beep beep!  Cute; but it slightly dampened my minor weight loss pride.  Getting back to the rejoining though, I suspect I’m also using it as a tool to feel control over at least one aspect of my life and so, by proxy, hopefully feel control over other aspects (ie: “Hi WW, here’s $60 some dollars.  Fix this!“)  Nothing unhealthy or “red flag-like” about that, right?  Never mind.  I’m just going to be thankful and not over think it.  Focussing on being healthy is a nice way to steer my attention.  I’ve felt pretty good all week.  And I even managed to bring my lunch to work four out of five days!  I put that all in the win column.

Number 7

  • I’m thankful for a fun night out Thursday for dinner and drinks with a friend.  Saved my points; didn’t over do it; good food; good conversation; good music.  Nice way to unwind.  I also confirmed I still don’t like bourbon.  Not even all fancied up Louisiana Speakeasy style in a cocktail.  It’s important to revisit these things from time to time to make sure one’s views haven’t changed – right?

Number 6

  • I’m thankful to Kamerine over at Life of K who featured my blog in her “Friday Feature” series last week.  Every now and then she profiles various Canadian bloggers and Friday, I was honoured and surprised to find out it was me 🙂  Have a look and cruise about her blog!

Number 5

  • I’m thankful for season tickets to Ballet at the NAC and the fact that I got an evening out with my girlfriend yesterday evening to go see Swan Lake performed by the National Ballet.  We’ve been going together for about five years now – 3-4 ballets a year – and this was my type of ballet – ie: traditional escapist silly frilly tutus girly fun as opposed to modern “trying to make some sort of statement by kicking a soccer ball around the stage in our underwear” dance, which I just don’t “get” (I’d note the example is serious, a few years ago there was one show where the National Ballet did just that).   But getting back to last night – it was beautiful.  Opulent costumes; beautiful set; good dancing.

Number 4

  • I’m thankful for Barbie Entertainment.  I mentioned at dinner yesterday that I was going to see Swan Lake with my friend and my 4-year-old perked right up and started telling me all about Odette and the whole ballet in fairly accurate and great detail.  I then, of course, remembered, that we’d rented Barbie Swan Lake a number of times from the video store.  Apparently she’d been paying attention.  And I’m now looking forward to taking her to the ballet in a few years…

Number 3

  • I’m thankful for my daycare provider (I should really keep a running tally of how often she and my mother make this list).  We confirmed this week that she can take my eldest for March Break AND the summer – so I don’t have to worry about the world of day camps yet – and I know she’ll enjoy herself there with her sister and her daycare friends.  Her daughter made my daughter a friendship bracelet that totally made HER day.  She had spare mitts for my eldest on the day she left them at home (after I handed them to her on the way out the house).  And we’re off to a birthday this afternoon for one of the boys she met there.  All in all a great environment for my girls.

Number 2

  • I’m thankful my wallet didn’t get swiped when I left it out at the pool last Sunday.  In the world of “I obviously have a few too many things on the go” I took my two daughters to the wave pool last Sunday.  We got changed and I dutifully locked up our coats, boots, clothes, towels and shampoo and off we went for a nice hour of splashing about.   Came back to the change room to find my backpack – containing all my valuables like wallet, iPhone, iPod – sitting out on the bench where I’d left it.  So very thankful everything was still there.

Number 1

  • I was woken up yesterday morning at about 7:30 to the sound of little feet pitter pattering around the house.  Stool being moved; cupboards being opened…. I lay in bed half asleep not thinking about it too much, until my 4-year-old came into our bedroom to inform me that she’d made me breakfast.  Sure enough, there was my cereal all poured into a bowl with milk for me.  Sure, it was a plastic bowl, because those were the ones she could reach, and there was a bit of mess to clean up, but the gesture made my heart smile.  So I’m thankful for breakfast yesterday and the love that went into making it.

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That’s it from me.  Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  I don’t feel the need to watch myself given this ape has already predicted the Sea Hawks will win.

Have a great week everyone!

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