Thursday, September 02, 2010

think.

thankful thursday.
remember thankful thursdays? i haven't written one in a while. not that i haven't been thankful. in no particular order...

-this week i got to meet two sweet readers! i looked borderline atrocious on both occasions and neither one ran away screaming! thanks, rachel and tanya! it was so fun to meet you. i promise i really do shower on occasion.

-i got to hang out with a blogger-friend-turned-real-friend on tuesday night and spilled my guts a little bit. she's just a few years ahead of me in this life/wife/mom thing and had some great advice for me. besides just listening to me blabble. (i'm alone with a baby & toddler 90% of my time. if you are around me--i'm probable going to blabble. i may not even make sense, but please just smile and nod. adult conversation is higly underrated!)

-i had a wonderfully honest skype-time with mr.a the other night. i was able to be really honest about some things i'd been going through and we talked about ways to stay connected and meet each other's needs--even when we're worlds apart. i had a good cry & felt a lot better. i love that man.

-i got reacquainted with an old friend whose husband is gone for about 6 months out of every year. (he's in a band.) it was great to talk to someone who i really trust, and who understands a lot of the struggles of being separated from your spouse. we shopped and talked as our kids ran and played. it was a really fun afternoon. plus, she loves forever 21 as much (or maybe more!) than i do.

-friends & family weekend at the gap. 30% off! need i say more?

-one of my dearest friends is a budding event planner. he did a wedding in iowa this past weekend and i got to help! it was incredibly beautiful. i had no experience doing flower arrangements or decorating, but joey's great at telling people what to do! (ha.) despite some last-minute stress and television-worthy drama, everything was exquisite.

-piper's preschool is fantastic. it's exactly what we both need every tuesday and thursday.

-after taking the summer off, i've returned to my fitness class. it's so good for me. after one session i immediately felt better (mentally and physically) and rushed home to try on my skinny jeans. which, um...didn't fit.

-through the wonder of facebook, i got to see a picture of mr.a at work! (he's the furthest to the right...)
so much to be thankful for!

10 comments:

  1. My thoughts go out to you, chica. I don't know how you do it. I look at the Boston Globe's "big picture" every week. Twice in the last 6 weeks they have featured a set from Afghanistan. I get anxiety viewing the shots w/o even knowing anyone personally, let alone being married to any of them. Your Mr. A is a brave soul. I hope that you (and he) know how much we are sending positive vibes for his safe keeping and safe return. Have a fantastic extended weekend.

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  2. you are a brave and sweet girl... i loved this post! so much to be thankful for! my daughter has that same skirt that piper's wearing - awww! take care girly!

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  3. good for you girlie! Oh how I wish I lived near you! :)

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  4. Did Joey used to work for Saley - the wedding flower lady? I had a guy named Joey come to my wedding and set it up. I wonder if it's the same guy...

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  5. well, when you give a little shout out, I guess I have to come out of my eternal lurking/stalking status. I loved meeting you in person...the two things I kept thinking about the rest of the night: 1) how/where is she going to lose 10 lbs? (I know you say it's about the clothes, but still...) and 2) your voice is huskier/sexier (that lucky mr.a) than I had been reading it as. Creepy for me to write that? not trying to be! love your blog.

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  6. yay for thankful thursdays & this amazing post!! it encourages me to look on the bright side of my life too! love you, girl!

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  7. haha, tonya! you are so creepy! hahaha, just kidding. but i'm totally gonna tell mr.a how lucky he is to have such a husky woman (in more ways than one)!

    courtney: yes! that's my joey! isn't he wonderful?

    thank-you, turbo. sometimes i get queazy when i look at photographs of our wars...so then i just have to think about something else. like unicorns and french fries.

    kerri: giiiirrrrl! i wish you lived here too! (or me there?)

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  8. Rachel told me she was so excited to get a shout-out but STILL felt weird commenting. I was like, seriously...post a dang comment! Non-bloggers just don't get it :)

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  9. Haverlee-
    Thanks for ratting me out! I am a dork, but I was super excited to get a shout out and have now overcome my fear to comment! =)

    b.a.- it was great to finally meet you; I still feel like you're a celebrity! And, you looked great when I saw you, as you always do!

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