on day two of this month, i am thankful for:
+++ getting to see malena and getting a big hug and kiss before i went to work today. since today was my day off, i was going in to the office a little bit later than normal so i got to see her. i love the rare mornings when i get to see her before i leave. and yes, i know that the words "since today was my day off, i was going in to the office a little bit later" is a complete and total contradiction. day off = no work, it isn't day off = work. trust me, i know.
+++ it not raining when i had to go out into the field on a construction project. thank you rain gods for cutting me a little break. i am still drying out from getting soaked on tuesday when the skies opened and dumped (and i mean dumped - thank you seattle weather) when i was on the same site.
+++ it raining when malena and i were going into the store tonight. i got to hold her which i don't do that often anymore since she is "a big girl and not a baby anymore", she held the umbrella, and said "don't worry mommy, we won't get wet because i am going to hold the umbrella so i make sure we both stay dry." loved the rain at that moment.
+++ nice comments on my blog post from yesterday (hi erin, what a fun surprise to see a comment from you, hope you are doing good;))
+++ a date night with malena: shopping + umbrella time in the rain + dinner out at "chicken robin" + playing video games while we were waiting for our table to be called (the girl loves games where she can drive fast - i am worried about what life holds for us in about 15 years;)) + multiple games of tic-tac-toe (she always says she wins, regardless of where the x's and o's fall) while we were waiting for our food + lots of laughter + tons of hugs + playing a new strawberry shortcake memory game + picking one candy out of her halloween pumpkin, her picking dots, immediately realizing she hates (as made clear when she walked directly to the garbage) dots and choosing her chocolate from auntie megan instead + listening to music + opening fun mail (thanks mema and papa hanson, aunt megan, and "special friend"). a jam packed girls date night with just the two of us. very fun.
+++ my talented photo-taking sister and her friend tanya. we are going to combine my writing and their photos to submit our mom's party to mingle magazine. keep your fingers crossed for us. if they pick us, i might seriously combust with excitement. seriously.
+++ my friend kimberly tracking me down while i stepped out to get a baked potato for lunch (yes, as you can tell from the fact i was thankful for a baked potato yesterday, i had the same lunch two days in a row) because she knew that was the five minutes of the day when i wouldn't actually be working and she could say hi. awesome.
+++ my job. even when working on my day off (like i normally do), i really like my job and lucky for me i really like most (you know i would be lying if i said "all") of the people i get to work with. makes going in on my days off a little bit easier. not easy. but easier.
+++ my assistant who works her you-know-what off for me everyday. could not do it without her. could use her to keep my personal life organized as well;)
reminder - if you want a shot at the card giveaway, leave a comment on the blog post from yesterday (or if you get these updates via email click over to the post) and leave a comment) by 5pm saturday.
here is a sneak peek of just one piece of one of the cards.
just in case you aren't sure what type of card you might get from me, here is one of the cards that michelle got from the last card giveaway. cute right? thanks. i thought so too;)