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April 11, 2008

Counting my blessings: Volume 1

I haven’t exactly been Little Miss Sunshine lately, have I? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that’s all about to change. I’m going to take a page out of Oprah’s magazine and count my blessings – starting today. Prepare yourselves for an onslaught of joy and a battering of positivity.

SunshineSo, here goes…

  • Maddie has started singing. We’ve been pretending that she’s been singing for a year or so, but now she is actually singing. Discernible tunes: Ring Around the Rosy, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and of course the entire Wiggles songbook. Neither F nor I could find a tune with a good map and a flashlight, so I am hoping for her sake that musical talent skips a generation.
  • It’s supposed to be 20 degrees this weekend! Which, for you Southerners, means around 68 degrees, I think. I don’t know how this is going to happen, seeing as it’s currently pouring rain and freezing, but I have faith. I’ve got my bikini all laid out, ready to do some yard work and heavy lifting in full view of the neighbours. Time to tan those stretch marks, baby!
  • The other day when Maddie was going down for her nap, kicking and crying in sleepy protest, she said out of the blue, “Wu-voo Mommy, wu-voo Daddy.” That just breaks my heart, but in a good way. In the way where it suddenly and unexpectedly fills so much that it burst into a million shiny little pieces.
  • There are finally new episodes of The Office! That makes my world a little bit brighter. Sad? Sure. Pathetic? Maybe. But I’m okay with it. If for some reason you don’t watch The Office – maybe you are trapped under heavy furniture or haven’t yet mastered the remote control – you must start. Watch this. Good times.

Okay, I’m spent. I’m all happied out. I think I will try to make this a regular exercise. Don’t worry, you won’t find me dancing barefoot through fields of flowers any time soon. But we (okay, I) spend a lot of time obsessing over what is going wrong, I guess it never hurts to take a minute to remember all we have to be thankful for. That Oprah ain’t a billionaire for nothing.

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YAY for the Office AND spontaneous "I wuv-vo"s! My two favorite things, quite possibly. Oh, and YAY for sunshine, we are suppose to get into the 70's here too! Don't know if I'm brave enough to don a bikini, but some flip flops are definately in order.

Posted by: Kelsy | Apr 11, 2008 11:48:38 AM

your post made me smile. Congrats on your little star~

Posted by: michelle | Apr 13, 2008 5:34:23 PM

Oh im so excited office is back too! It is supposed to be 85 degrees here today! No way I would get in a bikini though lol! SO cute maddie says love you.

Posted by: Megan | Apr 14, 2008 10:24:12 AM

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