Thankful Thursday

Well that was a bit of a break, wasn't it? Something I'm trying right now is to only do things as I feel like I'm supposed to be doing them, and I haven't had the urge to pick up my laptop and blog lately, to be honest - so I'm taking that as a sign that I need to be focusing on other things. Which I have.

But today! Today is a new day, a glorious day, and a crazy day, because TODAY - I am sitting at a Starbucks about five minutes from my house while our new babysitter is at home taking care of my littles. My sweet dad has been encouraging me to do this for quite awhile, so I finally bit the bullet and found a babysitter that I trust, and I will now be getting out of the house five hours a week to write. Or read. Or do whatever, really, because I have FIVE HOURS a week to do whatever I want! It's kind of blowing my mind a bit.

If you don't have kids, five hours probably sounds like nothing, but to a mama of two little bitty needy things, five hours feels like five years. And will probably pass by in about five minutes. Because on a regular basis I am on the clock literally 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This. Is. Amazing.

So today, I'm here to be thankful. So Happy Thankful Thursday y'all!


I think we basically covered this above, but I am so thankful for this time to get away and be Celeste instead of mommy, to work on the things I want to work on, to brainstorm and daydream and listen to music or podcasts or blog or read or do WHATEVER. Man, am I thankful for it. Thanks dad, because you made me do it. And you're funding it, which is AMAZINGLY nice of you.

2. My Hilarious & Happy Kids

You guys, I have been so overwhelmed lately with how dang lucky I got in the kiddo department. I will preface this by saying they certainly are not saints, and sweet Grayson makes me want to actually rip my hair out of my head in frustration multiple times every day because HELLO THREENAGER, but - for the most part they are awesome. They are so insanely happy, they are so excited about life, they are so funny - like, make me cry laughing funny. They are just full of joy, and it is contagious, and when I can focus on that instead of the tantrums and the constant mess-making and the sheer exhaustion of mommy-ing all day long, it feels me up to the tippy top with love and joy.

3. My iPad

My super amazing and under appreciated husband bought me a new iPad for Mother's Day (since Grayson took mine over and then the husband accidentally shattered it) and man, I forgot how awesome those things are. It's really hard for me to find time to sit down with an actual book, because - well, kids. They always need me to be doing something (gah, how selfish), and when I do get a chance to sit down for five minutes, it's kind of hassle to get out a book and sit and read. Plus, kids destroy things made of paper, so any actual book I read would certainly be disgusting and covered in food and bodily fluids. But I can just grab my iPad during lunch or while we're outside or when I'm in bed at night and get to reading. Super fab.

4. The Rain

This one was a struggle, because I hate rain. But I'm going to turn my annoyance at the constant gloomy weather we seem to be having in North Texas right now into being thankful that it's not 1 billion degrees yet. Because it's almost June, and technically it could be like 105 by now. Stranger things have happened. So I'll enjoy not sweating to death 24/7 and still being able to take walks during the afternoon (when it's not raining) and Grayson being able to play outside without me wanting to cry (when it's not raining).

So there you have it! I hope you are having a great Thursday, and thanks for sticking with me through my random starts and stops of blogging. I really do want to be more consistent, but who knows. My life is always a surprise, even to me. Have a great, long weekend!

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