Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thankful 30: Post 12 - Friends

Doug and I feel as blessed with our friends as with our family. Through the years, we have found a number of great people to come together with. Some we've known for years. Others we've only recently met. They've held us through tears, supported us through our fears, walked with us, laughed with us, listened to us rant and some have even offered to help hide bodies.

Some we may get together with regularly, while others are across the country, or even an ocean away. We may talk every day, once a week, or even every few months. We are thankful for each and every one.

Thankful 30: Post 11 - Home

I love my home. It is where I sleep, wake, eat, play, love, relax and live. It is where my husband is. It is where my daughter is. It is that warm feeling that I have inside me knowing that this is where I belong.

We have a Cape Cod style home at the end of a cup-de-sac. It a great location because there are very few cars passing through and Keira will be able to play without me worrying overmuch. We have a nice yard that we are in the process of redoing. Keira and I have even been getting ready to plant flowers. We've been weeding between the front shrubs & trees. Well, I've been weeding.

Our kitchen window is in the perfect spot to let in any morning sun, making any beautiful day start out right. Our front door let's in wonderful spring breezes while remaining shaded by two big gorgeous evergreens. I have to say, in the last year or so, I've really taken to yard work. I even like mowing the grass.

My favorite thing to do has been to take my first cup of coffee onto our patio to enjoy with the morning birdsong. I don't think I'll be able to do that this year with Keira running all over, but soon enough, I'm sure she'll enjoy it with me.

Thankful 30: Post 10 - Work

Doug started his new job on Monday. It'll be more hours, but it's totally different. He'll be doing paperwork and dressing in slacks & ties instead of out in the weather, busting hump in jeans and sweatshirts. I know this will be really good for him and I'm thrilled he was able to get the position.

And me? Well, my job search didn't go so well. So I'm taking a break from it while we get him settled in. Not to say I'm idle when he's at work. No, with Keira around, there's no chance of that happening.

I'm very thankful that in this economy, Doug was able to get a job that I know he'll love.