Tuesday, March 23, 2010


...It's March. The latter part of March.

My last entry was in December.

And I still have a Christmas background on my blog?


This. is. pathetic.

I don't have time right now to catch up on the last 3+ months. In fact, I may never catch up. But waiting to blog about TODAY until after I've blogged about YESTERDAY is a recipe for BLOGGING FAILURE.

So I'm starting fresh. I'm returning to my original format: Three things that I'm grateful for today:

1) Chic-fil-A. I have yet to dedicate an entire blog entry to this admirable establishment, but it's pretty much inevitable. I love Chic-fil-A. It is a great place to take the kids when Anders is out of town and you just need to be out of the house during those difficult dinnertime hours. And so tonight, we did just that. We went to Chic-fil-A, where we:

a) were given free ice cream cones;

b) were given free Chic-fil-A hats;

c) enjoyed a clean, un-smelly indoor playground;

d) were asked by courteous and helpful staff if everything was to our satisfaction;


e) had the option of participating in Craft Night, where they were celebrating National Noodle Month by creating artwork made from dry pasta. Rock on.

2.) My kids. With only a few minor exceptions, the kids were extremely cooperative, cheerful, and obedient today. Getting everyone dressed and ready to take the girls to school was a delightful experience. There were no potty mishaps. Children remembered to use such phrases as, "Help, please!" and "No thank you!" (rather than the usual "MOOOOOOOOM! He's {insert transgression}!" and "STOP IT!" followed by much screaming).

And when it was time to leave Chic-fil-A, instead of the coaxing, pleading, and desperate threatenings that are usually requisite for us to leave, everyone exited the playground immediately, put shoes on right away, and left without a single tear (usually my tears).

3.) Spring weather. This has been the longest, dreariest, most oppressive winter of my life. (Is that a little over-dramatic?) It wasn't just the multiple blizzards, keeping us indoors for days at a time. It was the blizzards, combined with constant colds rotating through the family, plus the usual short, dark days of winter, in addition to a hectic schedule that has been unrelenting, times a million other little factors, that have all added together in a synergistic way to make me absolutely NUTS!!

And so I am so grateful that winter is coming to an end, that we've been enjoying lovely, invigorating weather, that the days are longer and lighter, and that our crazy schedule of events seems to be lightening up, even if it is only in the slightest bit.

And hopefully, with life calming down, I won't wait another 3-4 months before posting again. Maybe I'll even change my background from Christmas to something more seasonal. Maybe.