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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings

My dear blogging friend, Judy, over at A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings, hosts this meme every Wednesday. Simply list five things (or a prayer or any thoughts) for which you are truly thankful this week. Voicing my thanks helps put my life in perspective & realize that, no matter how bad things might be, there is still MUCH good surrounding me.

1) I'm thankful The Saint is FINALLY sleeping in the boys' room in the toddler bed we bought about six months ago! Until just a few days ago, he refused to even sit on it.

2) I'm thankful the other three munchkins were able to talk him into it. He's sleeping better & is happier throughout the day because his sleep isn't disturbed as much. (I think he & The Princess kept bumping into each other throughout the night & it would wake him up.)

3) I'm thankful that I am becoming unattached to stuff! It is amazing how much less stress I feel in a clean, de-cluttered room. There is definitely a connection to outer stuff & inner peace.

In the process of cleaning & de-cluttering our home, I've been ruthless in purging stuff we no longer need or use. Some I've pitched, as it was not worthy to even pass on to others. Some I've boxed up to donate. Some stuff has been re-purposed. The kitchen is completely done & this week, I've been working on the living room (which isn't too bad) & the front room, getting it ready for school.

4) I'm thankful for The Archangel's excitement to begin school! We've been through so much in the last couple years, adjusting to his ADHD & aggression issues. While things are still not completely under control, it is GREAT to hear him say that he's going to like Connections Academy & that he can't wait to start! (After much prayer & discussion, we decided an online school might be a good fit for him. The other two will still be doing mostly Catholic Heritage Curricula, w/ some other stuff thrown in.)

5) I'm thankful for the wit & wisdom of Bill Cosby! The Prophet wanted to watch something yesterday afternoon & chose our DVD set of the complete first season of The Cosby Show. What better way to beat the heat than laughing through the antics of the Huxtable family!


Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge said...

I LOVE the Cosby Show. Still, to this day. My brother told me a few weeks ago that late at night (he travels extensively at work) he searches for it on tv when he can't sleep because it's as relevant now as it was when we watched it as kids. Just in a different way :). Congrats on getting your little guy into his bed! Shelby slept on the floor for the first few nights before deciding she liked her bed better. Our boys didn't seem to have a problem, surprisingly enough. My nephew slept in a crib until he was well over two-years-old and in a toddler bed until over four. When my brother-in-law and sister-in-law put him in his first real bed last year, of course he fell out so they had to put the box spring and mattress on the floor...I'm just thankful he's not still in the crib!

Colleen said...

I love Bill Cosby. His monologues are great too. And I love decluttering. If only I could keep things that way! Great list!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Bill Cosby is wonderful. His humor was so intelligent and tasteful. His work is timeless.

I'm curious about the online school.

Eileen @ Ordained Praise said...

I need your de-cluttering skills at my house. Congrats on getting situated about the kids curriculums too.

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Heeeeey!!!! We were watching Cosby yesterday too!!!

Amazing what the kids can get the other kids to do when we can't, isn't it?

Let me know what you think of Connections! My daughter is trying to decide between that and K-12 for her little one who will be in Kindergarten this year for her first year of homeschooling!

Thanks, as always, for sharing your grateful heart with us!