Today I am thankful for family members who also happen to be contractors so we can finally get the basement rebuilt after the great pipe-burst-rainbow-mould disaster of '17. Looking forward to having a space that the kids can go to because they're getting older and starting to not want to hang out with Mom and Dad so much. I'll be glad to be able to put things back together, our whole house has been taken over by things that used to be in storage in the basement. I'm thankful that we found someone that we can trust, someone knowledgeable. And I'm looking forward to seeing this family member again, hopefully have their family over for a meal, it seems we only see each other at funerals anymore.
I'm not going to lie. Today is a Monday through and through. Things aren't working. If they are working, they're ridiculously slow. People seem to have lost any awareness of how loud their voices project while they carry on their obnoxious, not-even-close-to-work-related conversations. I can't hear my own thoughts. I'm frustrated and lacking patience.
So today, I'm thankful for headphones and music to help me drown it all out.
Today, I am thankful for winter tires, impact wrenches and my dad and my husband for helping me change the tires.
Today, I am thankful for fluffy coffee drinks on the way to grocery shopping with my husband.
On Day 3, I am thankful for the great people that we have met through our children's sports and activities. Coaches (and their wives and kids) who have become friends. Coaches and instructors that have demonstrated immense patience, offering encouragement, introducing and demonstrating new skills in different ways for each kid to "get it". Coaches whose smiles never leave their faces. Coaches who provide constructive criticism without making the kids feel bad, never yelling. Coaches who teach life lessons and life skills along with the technical skills of the sport. Coaches who play a role that I cannot.