>> Thursday, May 30, 2013
I'm thankful he enjoys working in the garden. I have never enjoyed it. I love being outside, but not for gardening! I do love to EAT the results of gardening, however, so I'm thankful we plant a garden every year, even though I generally dislike whatever time I need to spend in it.
thankful for family who are good friends, too. Last weekend my parents were out and on Sunday evening, I invited all the other local family members we have out here for a potluck barbecue and birthday party for my sweet friend/cousin-in-law who'd just turned 40 the week earlier. It was so much fun. And I was really quite relaxed about it all, which I'm extremely grateful for because a few years ago, I wouldn't have bothered even attempting it due to the stress it would have caused. I was still pretty unorganized, this being the first time I've had more than one individual family over for a meal and all, but got help from everyone, so it was really good.
Except that I had COMPLETELY forgotten I'd instructed The Man to invite their family to stay at our house for supper!!!
I had a moment of panic, but then literally followed the example of The Man's late grandmother and just added more water to the soup. (well, and some more bouillon, frozen veggies, and cut up leftover sausage, too!) Thankfully, though it was a simpler meal than I would normally plan for company, it was the kind of meal that could be easily stretched. And thankfully, they're the kind of friends to whom I can admit these memory lapses and misunderstandings and we can all have a great laugh at my expense.
I'm thankful I don't feel the need to have a sterile, immaculate house or put on a fancy, multi-dish meal anymore when expecting guests. But I'm grateful I'd forced myself to wash dishes in the early afternoon and to give the bathroom a quick swish 'n' shine!
What are YOU thankful for today??