In the November issue of Real Simple (yeah I know, I have devoured it already), the letter from the editor talks about working for many years with a grumpy man who nevertheless starts his day by naming five things he is thankful for.
So, my five on this beautiful Thursday -
1. Sunshine. Four days in a row now.
2. Eight hours of sleep.
3. Our Do-Nothing Day. At least one day a week we don't make any plans, and we stay in our pajamas (yep I'm still in mine as I type) as long as possible. It is incredibly restorative for both of us to not have to hurry through breakfast and getting dressed and rush out the door to get someplace by a certain time.
4. A clean house. Well, it's not a completely Do-Nothing Day for the Mama (is it ever?). It's usually the day that I also get my cleaning done. But not having any other plans means I can do it at my own pace and stop to play dolly house or color or eat some cheese.
5. Feeling baby moves the instant I wake up in the morning.