Thursday, November 29, 2012

more gratitude

15. Tivo
16. cool gmail features like "did you mean this Sheila instead of that Sheila?"
17. A garage freezer full of food.
18. dishwashers
19. my job--they're paying me to work from home while the boys are in school on something I'm passionate about!?!
20. skylights
21. This cookbook
22. a sink in the garage (you don't know how convenient this is until you don't have one)
23. The Beast
24. Dinner with good friends that crack me up.
25. Friends who suggest cool stuff like going to the tidepools
26. the incredible turning radius of our new van (I'm still getting used to all the fancy bells and whistles, but so far this is the biggest improvement)
27. my boys getting to feel their sister moving around in my belly

Friday, November 16, 2012

30 days of gratitude

4. There are a whole bunch of other people who feel as passionately as I do about the "crazy" idea of restoring the Hetch Hetchy valley.
5. I have healthy and easy pregnancies!
6. 53,196 San Franciscans voted in favor of a plan to recycle water and figure out how to end their occupation of Yosemite National Park.
7. My seven-year-old tells me he loves me at least three times a day.
8. I've been able to travel to lots of amazing places, near and far.
9. My kids have grandparents who are able to visit and play with them.
10. We have the resources to shop for a new minivan before our current one completely dies.
11. My tall friend loaned me her oversized parka so I wouldn't have to buy a maternity coat that I'd only wear for about 10 days!
12. We can visit our friends who live in the snow.
13. We can say bye-bye to the snow.
14. My Christmas cactus is blooming!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Month of giving thanks

I was going to skip this, but I think it will help me abate my anxiety sheer terror over what might happen Tuesday

1. I have the smartest, awesomest husband ever.
2. My kids go to great schools, where one is even becoming fluent in another language.
3. I have electricity, gas in my cars and the ATMs are open. (Though I should probably be more stocked up for the west coast version of the big one....)