things I love Thursday

It has been another really rough week. Between illness, finances, techy issues, and some really awful issues much bigger than me and my world, it’s been an emotional funhouse. But then my cousin reminded me–without even trying!–how lucky I really am, and how far we’ve come as a family–particularly my former preemie daughter who is thriving and more awesome than I could ever imagine.

This week, I love…

fall shirts and long sleeves  *  Halloween decorations starting to pop up  *  making ice cubes with food coloring and painting with them outside with our toes  *  Wood Sprite playing “scientist researcher” in the bathroom and creating “cures” with cups, spoons, sprinkles, water, and “plants,” or green construction paper bits  *  nostalgic childhood cough drops  *  my amazing sister helping me out AND leaving candy; she is the best!  *  Mr. Sara heading out on-foot to search for jobs and his can-do attitude (fingers crossed; he has another interview on Monday!)  *  our awesome free trial at Blockbuster; we’ve seen five movies for free so far  *  NYQUIL. It is my current best friend  *  So is Dayquil and Mucinex, by the way  *  being able to work from home while sick; at least I can toss my tissues around and not have to wear shoes, yo  *  the soft, worn patches on my old pants; they may be holey, but they are mine, and it feels almost like petting a cat when I rub my knee  *  Wood Sprite’s cool rhythm sticks from Kindermusik (now she wants “a drum set with a guitar and speakers and a microphone” for her birthday!)  *  how positive and funny Wood Sprite is, even when Mommy sure isn’t  *  doodling Hunger Games characters in the bathroom  *  re-reading bits of The Secret Circle, though I can’t seem to find the third book (though the show royally sucked; I’m not going to sit through one more episode)  *  watching Loop Scoops with WS  *  making the most out of canceled field trips and play dates with our imaginations (and a Kleenex box catapult)  *  hot tea with lots and lots and lots of honey (I’ve gone through three boxes this week; I’ve been sick since Friday!)  *  Arnold Days! It was so much fun taking WS to her first carnival and to watch her enjoy the rides with wild abandon  *  Glee and Modern Family are back!  *  knowing that no matter how many injustices occur in our world, there are thousands of us–millions of us–who care and who will always demand better

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