It seems like time has been my enemy these past few days; I've consistently been 15 to 30 minutes behind on everything. We were late for Dan's work banquet Saturday night, late getting to the babysitter's, late visiting my sister, late visiting my brother, late to Deborah's, and then late to church yesterday. I can't stop feeling behind--on work, e-mails, responsibilities in general. I just got back from lunch, which I spent frantically running errands and making a too-long list of the things I still need to do today. I meant to go home to see if I have fever (I feel kind of like I do), but I ran out of time. So here I am.
Anyway, enough rambling. Here are a few things from this past week that I felt thankful for:
173. my health--I am blessedly healthy for an almost-41-year-old
174. a husband who continues to be patient with me. If I were he, my patience with my insufferable wife would have run out long ago.
175. long roads for long runs
176. Anne's first efforts at blowing her own nose
177. half a dozen small bags, full of clothes she's outgrown
178. a closet no longer stuffed full of clothes she's outgrown!
179. finger paints
180. myrecipes.com - how did our mothers and grandmothers plan meals and shopping lists without online recipe sites?
181. being able to visit with both my brother and my sister in the same day
182. cars that work
183. friends who babysit
184. a game of hide-and-seek between one-year-olds (in the church sanctuary, no less)
185. the end of football season
186. a friend with whom I don't have to pretend to be someone I'm not
187. an impromptu visit with Cousin Ella
|Ella and Anne, Saturday afternoon|
188. Chopin's Op. 10, No. 1 Nocturne in B-flat minor
189. a visit with Deborah, who was my piano teacher before I had to quit in 2008
190. time to write this list
Hope everyone has a good week, and enough time for what's important.