So, in the immortal words of my friend Flylady, I am not behind! I am just jumping in where I am! I am still thankful and am working each day to be mindful of my many blessings!
Which, I would like to say, do NOT include mosquitoes. I am sorry, but I find it hard to be thankful for them or even understand their purpose upon this earth. It is one of the questions I will ask God when I get to see Him one day. The only possible reason they exist is to be food for frogs or fish. That is all I can think of. What brings on this rant? I saw some mosquitoes this morning, and I was quite confused by their presence.
MESSAGE TO MOSQUITOES: Hellooo, Mr. Mosquito (or Mrs.—how do you tell the gender of a mosquito?) Why are you still here? It is the week of Thanksgiving, for turkey’s sake! I can understand that this erratic weather has you confused, because I am quite confused by it as well, but let me help you…it is time. to. DIE. Thank you ever so much. Buh-bye.
Now, then, back to our regularly scheduled thankfulness.
- I am thankful for lazy weekends, filled with mind-numbing TV and hanging out with the fam. I needed to have been more productive, what with the whole holiday coming later this week and all. Just could. not. make myself do much. I will pay for it later, but it was good while it lasted.
- I am thankful for lovely weather, even though it seems a bit weird for this time of year.
- I am thankful for the short week of school and a few days ahead to relax and enjoy time with our folks.
- I am thankful that I do not have to deal with the public school regarding the education and care of my son anymore. I was reading the blog of another autism mom today who is having a not so great experience with her son’s school right now and though my heart aches for her and for her son, I found myself feeling great relief that we are not having to deal with IEP meetings. I now feel guilty for feeling that way. SIGH.
- I am thankful that Emma has the good sense to know when she has seen a good movie vs. a bad one. Her Twi-hard friend dragged her to go see the new Twilight movie this weekend. Upon her arrival at home, I asked her how it was. Her response: Terrible. Even her Twi-hard friend agreed. A friend of mine sent me this review from NPR. I think you will agree it is both hilarious and disturbing. But I’ll leave you to judge for yourselves.
And with that, I bid you all a good (thankful) day!