ACK its Thursday night and I have done nothing towards the TTOT post.
What is a TTOT post? I am glad you ask. It is so easy to loose yourself in all the little frustrations of a day, the ones that soon stack up to be a week. Ten Things of Thankful is time to reflect on your week. Look for the good. Look for the silver linings. Before you know it, your rather crappy week wasn’t so bad after all. Soon, even in the middle of crappy things, you find yourself looking for the good. This is what has happened to me the past few weeks that I have been participating. It soon began to permeate a feeling of contentment in my life that I had lost. I lost it because I was seeing only the bad, crappy, rotten, no good parts of things. It is not saying everything is sunshine and roses and rainbows coming out of my eyes. It is saying yeah, this crap happened but then I got this as a result.
So what exactly HAS this week brought? Well since I didn’t blog it daily, I have to rely on the pictures on my phone. I don’t really like this when it happens. I tend to then forget that it wasn’t all sunshine and roses. Maybe though, that is not necessarily a bad thing.
1. Quality Family Time:
Family Fitness. We headed out at a decent time and we got in four miles. The husband and the kid rode their bikes. I walked behind. I kept a decent pace and was pretty happy with it. Plus it was just absolutely gorgeous out.
To continue our family time we went out to lunch. Healthy Organic and fresh, yes the kid ate it all and a treat of a soda. A soda with no high fructose corn syrup but she did still get a decent sugar high , so no worries.
2. Fair trade chocolate.
I mean really do I need to say more? Fair-trade and chocolate. You just can’t go wrong with that. Well except maybe when you set the box down by me. I am sorry no I did not see any chocolate. What is this chocolate you speak of?
3. Fresh produce
I feel like saying ” oh my precious. Yes my precious.” when I look at this. It sets my taste buds to delight all over again. We had plenty to juice and to eat.
I did my cleaning job, I did grocery shopping, I cleaned the bathroom. I deserved a coke and chocolate. Plus it was Monday.
5. Goats in the morning. The sunlight ,the goats, amazing. This amazingness is at the end of our street. The one I have to go to , to leave the neighborhood. Every morning I look forward to seeing what it looks like. It is never quite the same. The goats are not in the same area, the sun filters in slightly differently. Sometimes there is a bit of fog or a bit misty. Its like a little dose of serenity right after waking up. Which is always nice.
6. National Chocolate day.
Well I was told it was and who am I to argue.
After what seems like weeks of “can we get a pumpkin today?” It was finally time to get a pumpkin. I was told I was not allowed to pick it out. She inspected many , many, many pumpkins before she decided THIS was the ONE!
8. Four miles baby wearing. High five! Not only was this the farthest I have do a serious walk while wearing my friends baby. It was the first time I did not stop at the two mile mark for a rest. Mainly because a certain baby said don’t even think about stopping lady. My pace was only two minutes behind my normal pace. Very very pleased!
9. This amazingness along with an amazing friend for an amazing lunch. Eggplant Neapolitan, yes it really was that tall. My phone was standing on the table when I took this picture. It was a good five inches tall. It was the most amazing thing I have ever in my whole life tasted. It was healthy too! There were these little quinoa cakes in between those thick cuts of eggplant. Thankful we found this place. Thankful for a friend who never worries about who pays.
These really are the bain of my fall existence. I can’t help it. I have to eat them until I get an upset stomach. It’s like a compulsion. I have come to the realization I will never learn. I will do it everytime. The fact that it is a healthy snack choice , grateful.
Well lookie here…. A bonus as we already reached Ten Things by Thursday. Everyone deserves a bonus!
Fiesty Fox and Joan of Arc. Sucessful and done and over!