The grumpies came to our house today. Life has been tough, and kids have been grumpy and Mommy just doesn't get breaks. I was doing really well last night but somehow the switch got flipped while I was sleeping. My nice peaceful shower time was invaded by little children who needed "shower baths." While they are very cute, I missed the peace and emotional cleanliness that a shower taken alone can bring. I ran errands to the chorus of screaming albeit with polite words, but still. Clearly I am managing to instill some common courtesy in my children when they scream " May I get down now?!?" There were bright spots, but really it was just putting one foot in front of the other.
Now after an hour or so, laughing with my besties at Tim Horton's, I feel better. My perspective has returned. Zane helped make lasagna tonight, his favourite. He declared it " the best I've ever eaten!" This is his current favourite phrase after listening to a friend's video at church. Aris made tarts for dessert. Originally she wanted to fill them with jam, but instead we mixed chopped apples, walnuts and honey. They were delicious. My in-laws were invited last minute to dinner and brought over three large basil plants they grew for us. After dinner, we picked leaves off basil and peeled garlic. Now four jars of pesto sit on my table.
It has been a good day. I'm thankful for a patient family who puts up with me when I'm grumpy. I"m thankful for a God who redeems. I'm thankful for creative children who like to cook what they eat. I'm thankful for spontaneous family and friends. I'm thankful for very good friends that I can share just about anything with. Girls, I love you so much! And I'm also thankful that there are more things to be thankful for than I have words and room to write. It is good.