Maybe I have a really bad attitude these days.
Because after three months of being the master of my days, I have to go back to grad school next Wednesday, and orientation yesterday reminded me of that. Now regardless of the fact that I do love what I am studying and I am obviously choosing to be here, I am periodically hurling myself to the couch in despair that my awesome month of being stay at home wife and Super Nester (self bestowed title) is over. Back to the books.
And so, in the midst of my moping and complaining, I decided to stop and think instead of the things for which I am so thankful. They are the things that wrap themselves tightly around my heart and make me smile.
I am thankful for our neighborhood. I am thankful for the park next door and the colored row houses that line our street.
I am thankful for our apartment. I am thankful that the search ended so well and that we are so blessed to call this tiny space home. I am especially thankful for our little sun porch because it makes every dinner feel like fine dining. Even Totinos frozen pizza. On that note, I am thankful for Totinos frozen pizza.
I am thankful for end-of-summer plums that explode and run down your chin no matter how hard you try to be dignified. No one is dignified before a plum.
I am thankful for my pink shorts from Ann Taylor. Because I love them. (And yes, I considered deleting that after I typed it because it sounds so stupid, but I am being transparent. You can see them here.)
Ok, so why we are at it, I am thankful for my extensive collection of striped shirts. Because they look so good with my pink shorts. And if I ever get a pair of Frye boots (like Sarah’s), I will be very, very, thankful for those for a very long time.
I am thankful for our church, because every Sunday I leave so thrilled to be a part of the body of Christ.
I am thankful for all the free museums in DC, and I am currently so thankful for the George Bellows exhibit at the National Gallery.
I am thankful for our cast iron skillet, and our fluffy white duvet, and our perfect dishes, and our super amazing bathroom rug, among many other things. Which is to say that I am daily thankful for and humbled by the genorousity that was showered on us at our wedding.
I am thankful that I finally succeeded – after two trips to the DMV and a total of 5 hours waited in line – in getting a parking pass.
And lastly, but most importantly and most consistently, I am thankful for my husband. Because I love him. And he lets me eat ice cream from the carton without judging and didn’t give me too hard of a time for my extensive clothing collection and he goes with me to see George Bellows. And I am thankful, so very thankful, for this past month of being his wife.
What are you thankful for today?
ps- I am also thankful to Tina for taking that picture above!