My precious friend Gretchen has a kicky, new button to go with her Gladitude posts. I hadn’t really planned on doing a Gladitude post today, but I liked the new button so much, I decided to do one anyway.
1. I’m glad that Firstborn’s first pastor is driving up from Rhode Island to have dinner with us on Thursday night. We haven’t seen him since he and his wife visited us when we lived in Hawaii. He’s never even met the two youngest Littles. We’re all very excited.
2. I’m glad that even though I feel it trying to sneak back this evening, for the best part of the day, I did NOT have a headache. It’s been awhile since I had this many hours in a row without one.
3. I’m glad we have a few more weeks in this incredible state. K’s mom is here for a visit, so yesterday we took a Duck Tour (SO FUN!) and today we went to Minuteman Park and to Lexington. Here are a few pictures from the past couple of days. I tried to pick only the ones with people in them but you will still have quite a few to peruse.
4. I’m glad that “30 Day Shred” has not been in any of the stores where I’ve looked for it. I’m glad I haven’t found it yet so that I can’t jump on the band wagon with all my friends who are now convinced Jillian is the AntiChrist’s baby sister. I know misery loves company but I’m glad to be out of the loop on this one. I am glad that some of my favorite blog writers have been able to make me laugh through their pain. I found this post by BooMama particularly funny. However, my husband hinted that I may be getting this DVD for Mother’s Day. Apparently, Brookstone didn’t have any of these.
5. I’m not sure “glad” aptly describes this next item, because I’m definitely more than “glad” for the blessings of my 20-plus year friendship with CPQ. She wrote a post yesterday that was simultaneously heart wrenching, amazing, and triumphant. Some time ago, she and I were talking about the weirdness and “wonderfulness” that is blogging and I proposed that some people need their blogs to be a place where they can get real because their lives aren’t, while some people need their blogs to be a place to escape because their lives are too real. Sometimes, those two realities seem to intersect somewhere. I think Sus’s blog yesterday was a perfect example of that. I haven’t even commented on that post because all I can come up to say in response is, “Wow.” Maybe that’s all I need to say. Maybe that and “I’m so very glad to have you in my life, Sus.”
I’m glad for any of you who took the time to stop by today, too. I hope you had a great day today and that tomorrow’s even better.