Today I am thankful for...
~the luxurious lifestyle of a stay-at-home mom. I am not rich by monetary standards, but my husband works hard (and we make purchasing and lifestyle choices) that make my days with the little babe possible, which is so much more important than extra spending money. Yes, being with my child 24 hours a day does get a bit taxing. But on the other hand, she is my child and so I darn should enjoy spending my days with her. And I do. Though I also cherish and need a break in the middle of the day with a bit of time to myself so that I can continue to be a good and patient mom and not a grumpy quick-to-jump mom. The little babe now seems to be on a 2 day no nap/1 day nap day cycle and it is a bit trying. However, I am sneaking in small bits of knitting whenever I can to keep me sane. I am aware that it can be addictive, but I am trying to keep it under control.
~a fridge full of food. Healthy chili that my husband made; apple tart made by the little babe (she is in a "I want to help stage") with lard from our friend's pig that we received in thanks for my husband's assistance on butchering day; carrot/banana whoopie pies, which the little babe can eat two of at a time because they are healthy.
~an interesting discovery on a cold winter walk. I chose the coldest place to hike - a dark gap beside a stream that receives no sunlight at this time of year even when there are sunny blue skies above. However, my husband spotted these stalagmite-like icicles, formed by water dripping from the rock overhead.
What are you thankful for today?