Not that the Fatness Post from November was not Superexciting, but it's high time we have a new post, ey?
I've been really busy and I know we're ALL busy so I'll spare you the boring details, but whenever I feel more busy than I'm happy about, it's time for a timeout and some THANKFULs.
10 Things Thankful is a blog hop sort of, and an ancient and practice (?) I may have made that up of ACTIVELY being grateful for the good things in your life. Including and for me Especially when things get tough.
Being thankful for the things you have is not some gift that is magically deliciously * bestowed upon some people, they have to actually work at it.
(* I know deliciously makes no sense in this sentence, but as a victim of children's marketing of leprechaun marshmallow cereal I can no longer type or say 'magically' without the word 'delicious.' I worked in Marketing so instead of being mad, I'm kind of in awe actually.)
Without further ado because let's a-don't, here are things I'm thankful for:
1. The Gravity Challenge. The I have been a part of this since summer of 2015. It's a lovely group of people, overseen by vBulletin® the ever 's by patient over-seer, WHO COMPLETE is my 2nd thankful.
2. Clark of the Wakefield Doctrine, making sure we check in first with ourselves and then with each other daily to report how gravity is affecting us. Putting our information together, Encouraging us when we need it, Supporting us through victorious moments, all for less than minimum wage. A lot less.
3. Wii Fit by Nintendo.
I do not have a scale because years ago my now husband and I were drunk fighting and I threw it.
(True story, obvy who would make that up?)
Luckily our local neighborhood gaming system has a torture device disguised as a game, that allows you to do a variety of exercises with some guidance. It has yoga, with a board to stand on that tells you if you're doing it wrong (I usually am.)
Practicing yoga helps me in many ways. It also weighs you and keeps track of your weight, with judgement at no extra charge.
Also, it's a little creepy. At no extra charge.
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I lowkey hate Spring and it's bipolar mostly COLD weather and it's smug attitude and all it's mud and allergies and Spring cleaning, but it's one of those things you have to live through not to die of cold and Vitamin D deficiency in the Midwest.
5. Spring Break
No crazy schedules, just the ones I choose to make to do the things I want to do and to see the people I do not normally have time in my day to see.
6. My car
I have a super cliche minivan and it's haunted. Sometimes, for reasons that escape it's dealers and every mechanic I've ever taken it to, the battery drains and we get stuck in random places.
Yes, we've tried that. Whatever you're thinking, we've tried it, replaced it, got a better "super-power" one. Does not matter. Anyway, other than that it's a great car and it's been weeks since we've been stranded anywhere. So there's that.
7. This weird year
It's been strange, tough, painful, monetarily and physically, and different than our normal routine. However, parts have been wonderful. I hope to find more work from home or things are going to get really uh, interesting let's say, but it's allowed me to spend a lot of time with just my kids and that has been a priceless blessing. I also haven't had a headache in weeks, thanks be to whatever ghost moved out of my head, b/c we never knew why I even got them so I don't know why they're gone.
I know people hate it and complain about it all the time, it's the opposite of typical American grocery stores. It does not kiss your butt and do everything for you, it's like the My Mom of grocery stores,
"Get it yourself. Your arms ain't broken."
Without it's low prices we would be in much worse debt. I can bag my own groceries and move an empty box or 3, thanks for the low prices, man.
9. This blog
I do not know how much longer I'll even have it. I never have time to write any more, but it's nice to know there is a community of smart, funny people when I can make the time.
Raising small kids in today's world can be lonely, it's so nice to find like-minded people, even in the Computal World. Also need to the I figure out Post why it keeps changing my text AS the I'M TYPING sometimes. STOP doing That, Books Blogger Reader Even . BUT the I have it and the blog Itself is
free, and a reminder of the adult by mind the I of used to have.
10. This hop I , and Especially it's Creator.