Thursday, November 25, 2010

10 Days...And a bit of Thanks

It has been 10 days since my last post. Did you miss me? Well, that was all just a little prep for my readers, so you will be able to empathize (or would it be sympathize?? Those words always get me) with me beginning this Monday...when my husband goes out of Ecuador....FOR TEN DAYS!

Yes, the hubby gets to go to South America on business, and I get to stay home with the kiddos. I haven't really had to deal with him going on long trips before. I'm feeling kind of nervous. But, I keep telling myself that I will be all right, as long as he brings me back a really, really, REALLY cool souvenir. (I'm hoping for a handwoven traditional rebozo.)

I'm thinking it will make for some pretty interesting blog posts, though. You know, the "Single Mom Diaries", or something. NOT that I profess to understand, in even the most minuscule way, how a single mom feels! But it will be a very new experience for me. Although, it is likely that I will be hanging out at my parents' house every day. (Hopefully getting in some P90X to work off all the pumpkin pie I'm planning on eating today.) Wish me luck!

On another note, Happy Thanksgiving. I would like to take a moment to list some things that I'm grateful for:
-my membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
-the sacrifice of my Savior, Jesus Christ
-the Holy Ghost, and his guidance in my life
-my amazing, wonderful husband
-being a mother
-Bug and Gizmo
-my extended family
-my husband's work, that allows us to live comfortably...even though it takes him away sometimes
-soft, felted wool slipper boots
-good music
-clean burp cloths
-dessert foods

I decided to make a condensed list, with the most important things, and then a few things that I'm loving particularly today. Hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving!


Ashleigh said...

I absolutely loved your list, especially the ones mentioning the Savior and family...and dessert. :) the way, I've just started following your blog and I'm hoping to get mine started and was hoping you could follow mine too. :) Please let me know.

Sara, Nick, and kids said...

omg good luck mal. sometimes before nick goes out of town i'm like "o it will be alright. he is gone most the time anyways" but it always ends up being harder than i think. i just posted about a trip nick just took and he was only gone 3 days. 3 DAYS and the house was a wreck and I was so worn down that I got sick! lucky you have mom nearby :)

mimihalley said...

Ohhh Monday! I thought he was leaving on the 28th, so when I saw him at church yesterday I thought maybe the trip was postponed. You can do it!!

ChristinaB said...

I'm new to your blog and have been really enjoying it! The single parent stuff is HARD. I know because my hubs is in the army.