Saturday, January 23, 2010


It seems much later than it actually is. My two men have been dozing for well over an hour and I expect the snores to start shortly. Which reminds me, I saw a commercial for 2 free Breathrights. I think I might order those for Kota.

I know I need to go to bed so that I can be rested for tomorrow. Today was a fantastic day, though tomorrow I will wish I had been more productive with my schoolwork.

I don't want to go to sleep though. I'm not quite ready for this day to end. After our wonderful celebration meal, we picked up The Invention of Lying at our handy Redbox and spent a lazy evening watching it. As soon as it was over, Cody put in Young Frankenstein. Cody and I were talking about a year from now, this will be what life is like. When we're home, we're home. No books to read, papers to write or Blackboard assignments to check up on. Nights like tonight give us a brief taste of our future life, and oh my, does it ever feel wonderful.

The real reason I don't want to go to sleep tonight is because I don't want to lose this feeling. A feeling of overwhelming satisfaction with my life. Do you ever stop, take in everything that's around you and thank the Lord that you are satisfied with your life?

I wish I could say that I had this feeling more often. I won't lie though. I dream about more money, fixing up the house, new cars, great clothes, feeling like we've finally made it. I know that money won't solve anything though and I'm thankful for days like today that remind me of that.

I am thankful that we still dress up to go to Red Lobster because it means we're celebrating and it hasn't just become another ordinary place to eat.

I'm thankful for silly memories that can only be made through frugality: overly oniony homemade spaghetti sauce (blog to come!); making the people in line behind us at the grocery store frustrated as they wait on our coupons to work; being excited over how much money we save at Harbour Freight and new house stuff we find at garage sales.

I'm thankful for spontaneity and a 30 minute bike ride outside when it was just a little bit (actually lot bit!) cold and for a husband who is willing to let me use the better bike.

I'm thankful for an silly dog who can usually be a handful, but loves us unconditionally. I'm also thankful that he loves me more and isn't afraid to play favorites :) I am unashamedly one of those people and I would do almost anything for him when he cuddles with me, just so we're touching. He seriously melts my heart.

I'm thankful for a wonderful family who would do anything for Cody and I and helps out in so many more ways than we deserve.

I am thankful for tonight and remembering what life is really about.

Thank you for everything Lord, I am satisfied.



  1. What a great post, the little things are the things we would miss so much if they were gone, they are part of who we are in this stage of life.


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