Interstellar Adventures

November 23, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, ed. xiii

Filed under: Elle & Zed,Family & Friends,Married Life,Mom Life,Mr. Wonderful,Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 12:25 am

Thirteen Things Interstellar Lass Is Thankful for this Thanksgiving

1. My family. On January 1 of this year, Nick and I formed a new family. The transition was a bit choppy at first, but we’ve smoothed out some of the rough edges and we’re humming along beautifully. We are happy!

2. Nick. He is an amazing man. He’s a wonderful step-father. He loves me, supports me, and treats me like I’ve always wanted to be treated. The kids trust, respect, love and appreciate him. We are lucky to have found him.

3. Our house. There is work to be done. We are making it our home. It feels wonderful to have our own home.

4. A healthy year. We didn’t have any major illnesses or health issues this year. That’s a good thing.

5. Smart, happy kids. Elle is doing much better in school this year. She’s really put in a lot of effort to do better. And Zed brought up his grades between the progress report and his last report card. Not quite to where I wanted, but pretty darn close. Elle had a couple of great soccer seasons, and they’re both looking forward to playing basketball this winter.

6. Resources. You know, the resources to make improvements to the house, the resources to let the kids play sports, and the resources to have a little fun along the way.

7. Being a mom. It helps me to have patience, empathy, and sympathy. Being a mom reminds me that taking care of others is a priviledge that has great rewards.

8. Laughter. I think we have a lot of laughter in our house. I think it helps to have a sense of humor.

9. My friends. Getting away with them, playing poker with them, having fun and being girlfriends. They’re all so neat in different ways.

10. Growth. I feel that I’ve grown this year. I’m a lot calmer than I used to be, and I think I’ve done a lot to improve myself and my kids this year. And I’m watching more closely as my kids grow up. I’ve seen them do some awesome things this year, and I’m so proud that they are growing!

11. Ya’ll! I appreciate the support, the affirmation, and the laughter that you all give me, both about my life and yours! I have realized so many times that I’m not the only one that feels a certain way about things, or struggles with certain things. We’re all in the same boat and just doing the best we can.

12. My calendar/planner. I’ve done a good job this year of keeping up with my calendar/planner, and it’s helped me be more organized. I’ve still got lots more to do, but I’m getting there!

13. Thanksgiving. For reminding me to think about all I have to be thankful for.

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