Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for much. Yesterday would have been my mothers 58th birthday. She has been gone nearly 20 years from my life and yesterday I was halfway through the morning before I remembered what day it was. I am grateful that no matter how greivious a wound it heals and in a way that makes memories grand and not painful. I do so wish I had known her as an adult but I don't burst into tears or lose my composure on these days anymore and for that I am grateful.
Today I intend to go for a big ride in the woods with some friends. Green leaves, chirping birds and more await I can't help but be grateful. Maybe I will have some great story to tell when I return or maybe I shall keep it for myself! Either way, I hope your day goes well.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

the most horrible excuse

for not blogging. My camera got chucked in my grooming kit when I went riding the other day and hasn't moved from there. Today I saw a deer, a fox and two blue herons and where was my camera?
I have also found a couple of good dumpster treasures and haven't photo'd them either. So....tonight I will grab my camera from the barn and put it back in my car where it belongs and then you might not miss me so much!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A hard one to call

Sometimes, it's just pretty ard to be thankful. I hate to admit it, but today I am feeling like this one is hard. Our son, Duncan, who has special needs has begun getting suspended from school for behavior. Now, let me say he goes to a SCHOOL for kids with behavioral issues, so the idea of suspending him, throws me off a bit. Also learning that getting OUT of school for being bad isn't necessarily good!

However, I am trying not to think about the idea that they are going to kick him out, they are going to cause me to lose my business and makes it hard to keep hope alive when you keep falling over trip lines.

So I guess today I am thankful for my ability to stand back up when knocked down, although I would like to stop falling.
I am thankful for my friends, you know who you are, the ones i can call angry or sad or whatever about this and you always head my call! You guys rock!
I am also focusing on being thankful for THESE moments! THat face, his snuggles, his smiles....I work to keep those alive and keep the school from forcing us to drug him away.

So with all the hardship...>DUNCAN....that's what I'm thankful for!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The dogwoods are blooming!

There isn't a better sight for my eyes than this:

The dogwood tree was my mother's favorite. I love it for that and it's own beauty. Each year as they bloom I miss her a bit, but feel she is here in spirit.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Okay, today is a tough one!

Since it is tax day I owe a fair amount of money. So, in general, am feeling grumpy. However!
I am thankful that I have a job on which I earned money for them to tax..... HOw is that?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Sprang Sprung

Well, we got warm and more quickly than usual. We have Trilium blooming in the woods, Trout Lilies, may apples and now the Lilacs and the Crab Apples are at it.
Today I took a moment to take a few inside.

Now back to my regularly scheduled TAX preparing!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Just arrived back from a quick overnight trip to Louisville, KY. Went for a birthday party with my dear friend, Billy! Travelling, seeing the world turning green right in front of our eyes, laughing together and sharing some away from work time. Those are all things worth being Thankful for!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

You forgot?

So this morning...Duncan and I ran to get a drink before the bus arrived. It took us a hair longer than expected so we were jumping out of the car just as the bus rolled up. I ran him to the bus and popped him in his seat, greeted the driver and started to run off. Duncan's classmate and friend Sadie, yells! "You forgot to kiss him" I turned and blew Duncan a kiss and hopped off the bus.

I had a moment where I felt kind of bad...then I realized. If NOT kissing him today was noteworthy I must kiss him EVERY single day without even thinking about it. I put him on the bus and kiss my boy, routine and RIGHT. I know we have had rough mornings where I didn't feel good, he didn't feel good or both...but ...I kiss that little face. I realize with all his delays and doctors and special schools all the hard work there is that....those hundred kisses each day. So without even being thankful Thursday I thank God for that!

Monday, April 5, 2010

You know your a horse person...

WHEN....all this talk of Spring cleaning makes me want to clean stalls, not my house!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I thought about being sarcastic, since it is April Fool's Day, but a rule is a rule, yes? It is Thankful how to tie it in?

I am Thankful for living in a world where we have a DAY devoted to HUMOR! A day devoted to 'punking' people!

I am mostly Thankful for the feeling that Spring is actually here and here to stay.
Go out today and enjoy your day of Fools!