Monday, May 04, 2009

Gladitude Monday

A few things that are adding some glad to my 'tude today.

1. The sun is shining. I repeat, the SUN is SHINING. Man, we've had some cold and dreary days lately, but I woke up to sunny blue skies this morning. Makes a huge difference in my mood!

2. My week is NOT busy. Makes me so happy.

3. This is a four-day school week! The kids are off on Friday and Monday, so that means that next week is a four day week too!

4. And not only that, but we only have 13 more school days and they're full of fun concerts, field trips, celebrations, and my personal favorite--field day!!!

5. Glad that I'm getting my hair cut on Friday. It's been 14 weeks (way too long) and needs some serious attention. 

6. Glad that my kids all love to read. I was sighing really loudly while picking books up (off the table, off the couch, off the floor, off the bed, etc.) last night and it dawned on me that I might choose instead to be thankful that they are enamored with books. And I am.

7. Glad that John is not traveling this week. He was gone for part of last week and my anxiety was greater than normal since his trip followed so closely on the heels of my purse incident. Thanks to those of you who prayed for me/us. It made a huge difference!

8. Glad that it's May! Lots of good things happen in May! Abbey has chosen "Tulip" as her name of the month. That kid is so stinkin' sweet. She's funny too. She walked in the den last week, fresh from the tub and all wrapped up in her bathrobe, and said "Hey Peeps! What's up?" It was adorable. Equally adorable was the morning she told me she was going to "fiddle-faddle with Maggie (her Webkinz) for awhile" since she was ready for school before the rest of us.

I'm ending with eight things...just to shake my left-brained-OCD-list-making self up a little. Happy Monday. Hope you also have some glad in your 'tude. (Who else thinks Gretchen needs to do a Mr. Linky???)


Carpool Queen said...

Tulip - what a doll. I'm wearing Dutch Tulip on my nails today and it makes me happy happy.

I am counting the days with you. I am so ready to sleep in until 8 or later and not have to be anywhere in the morning and staying up late and camping in the yard. The end of the year cannot get here fast enough for me.

Gretchen said...

Honey...I tried to do a Mr. Linky. And it was bad. Come over and do it for me.

Tulip. How sweet. And fiddle faddle.

We just bought Watership Down as a family read, over the weekend.

Funny, I said to J one day..."We're your peeps." and she said, "And you know we're YOUR posse". I can't keep up.

Gretchen said...

The button looks so good on your post. :)

Kecia said...

Isn't it fun to have such cute kids who say such cute things? I'm thankful for mine! :)
I thought you probably knew Shannon and/or Teresa! That's why I made sure to mention them in my blog. I didn't get to talk to Shannon too much, but Teresa and I had a good home school/mommy talk. Enjoy your short school week!

Kendra said...

I've got a book worm on my hand, too. We must have 500 kids books around here, no kidding. And we go to the library every week to check out 15 new ones. I love having a kid who loves books as much as I do!

Kids say cute things, don't they. And they apparently take after their parents. Sam has started saying "Oh my goodness!" and "Good gravy!" my kid friendly exclaimations, now that I've given up my few tame swear words.

Lauren said...

I love the concept of glatitute monday!!!! Loved reading! Have a great on Mere!! :)

Melissa Stover said...

how do you feel about the webkinz chat thing? my kids are into the whole webkinz thing and i haven't investigated it much so i'm asking another parent rather than doing my own research. do you think it's safe or are some 40 year old men posing as ponies to meet girls?

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Oh, good, I'm not the only one who sighs really loudly as I pick things up. HA. 'Cept mine don't know how to read yet. Still, books everywhere.

Cathy said...

Your daughter, Tulip, is adorable.:)

And I always love reading your "Gladitudes"! So glad, that you have so much to be glad about this week!!

...sorry you couldn't be "glad" about winning my contest.:( You totally deserved it...(along with Carpolqueen, of course, just in case she's reading this, oh and Whimzie too...:))

Amber said...

I'm so glad that things are looking up for you, friend. And so glad that school is almost out. And so glad that you have a sweetie that wants you to call her "Tulip." How precious.

Jackie said...

I am so, so glad that the week with John being gone went ok for you. You were definitely in my prayers.

Tulip - love that! She sounds like such a sweetheart.

It's hard to believe school is almost out - you guys are going to have such a great summer.

Christi @ Writing the Waves said...

Glad that your crazy schedule is finally giving you a breather! Sounds like you have lots of fun things coming up!

Yea for the good weather!!

Fran said...

I need an attitude change right this moment. Can I just smack someone please???!!! ;) glad the sun is out. We haven't seen her in days.

Anonymous said...

LOVE your list, friend. It's such a happy one. I must meet this daughter with the monthly names. I think I would so truly love her.

And book reading families are my kind of families.

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

I'll be so glad if both my kids grow up to love reading.

Tulip! What a cute girl!

I'm glad you're getting some sun!

Deena said...

Tulip - could she be any more cute?

We are covered in books around here too! I love it, and I hope it will become a lifelong habit for my little one.

Holly said...

Praying you have a refreshing and wonderful Tuesday!

Megan L Hutchings said...


I love that your daughter changes her name every month :)!

Tiffani said...

love that Abbey!

I was just discussing with CPQ about my boy's reading choices but am glad he's choosing to read even if it is entirely non-fiction.

The button does look so NICE!

I always love "glad" lists!

His Girl said...

I do do do love these lists.

And the name tulip.

And that we are sisters in the ohmygoodnesstherearebookseverywhere club.