Now is that (October) Gratitude?

As I’ve explained before, the fam and I do a nightly gratitude exercise. The month of October 2016 brought a lot to be grateful for. These are the things we wrote down in no order what-so-ever. It was a very good month.

I am grateful:

  • For Mr. John
  • My friends at school
  • For apple cider
  • For blankets
  • For sleep
  • For walks with my husband
  • For n’s current customers
  • For breakfast
  • For our grill
  • For Disney World
  • For my dad
  • For Coach Ben
  • For non-kill shelters
  • That I have dogs
  • For Hamilton the musical
  • For DSC. Happy Birthday!
  • That I got to sleep over for DSC’s birthday *
  • For Duck Life
  • For banana tic-tacs
  • For the $5 I found today
  • For the bread pudding at school lunch today
  • That mis padre got to see me run in a varsity race
  • I finished my trifold for MST
  • For Juice Nerd
  • For nachos
  • Chocolate chip pancakes
  • For DDR. Happy Birthday!
  • For knives
  • To have DSC as a friend *
  • I got my ticket to the dance early so I didn’t have to wait in line
  • For Will
  • I got Nowlan and Paul on my basketball team
  • To DSC for taking care of the dogs all day
  • Spices
  • I got an extra recess today
  • For history
  • For howls with LB
  • For Seasons of Love (when you read this, you have to sing it)
  • For wall-ball
  • For a fun lunch with my kids at Applebees today
  • For my husband’s pizza crouton breakfast
  • That my friend is rich *
  • For Harvey
  • For candy
  • For Twitter
  • For our gratitude project
  • For my trip to WW with DSC and the Ls
  • For K and Hip-Hop class
  • For basketball
  • For music
  • For endermen
  • My cell presentation went well
  • That I got the best husband
  • For apple juice
  • For water
  • For mom’s sausage soup
  • It’s raining
  • I was named alternate for the cross-country varsity race
  • For protein powder
  • For community block
  • The check from L finally came
  • For HOJY
  • For pencils
  • For Mandy and Liz
  • For my ipod
  • For 4:30 am
  • For PC’s tweetest face
  • For sausage soup
  • For lazy Sunday mornings at home
  • My team is so supportive
  • DSC and Dad got to spend time with friends at WW
  • For fried dough (I didn’t have any, but I wanted it!)
  • For SF
  • That guy who said I was doing a good job at attractions today at the farm
  • I won’t have to mark anymore orchard bags for awhile
  • For milk and cookies
  • For the amazing full moon tonight
  • For funny things
  • For a house full of eggs
  • For showers
  • For EUU
  • For EG
  • DSI had a job at SF this season
  • I was invited to WW
  • For snap-on Minecraft
  • I saw Sara today at PLP conferences
  • For buffalo chicken
  • For the Twilight meet
  • I had the day off
  • For lights
  • For DDR’s jazz class and the easy left out of the parking lot tonight
  • DDR and DSC can be on their own for longer stretches of time
  • For role play games
  • For Tim Burton movies
  • For placing 12th in the meet today
  • For Animal Jam’s masterpiece feature
  • DSI is feeling better after his cold
  • 1 +1 does not equal 7
  • DSC watches Survivor with me
  • For French Toast
  • For the Harvard pizza
  • All the presidential debates are over
  • For races
  • I got a good basketball team
  • That Coach Ben is such a great coach
  • The kids and I got to see a man help that lady on the side of the road in the rain immediately after we prayed for her.
  • For my CPAP machine
  • For the apple crumble served at the end of school today
  • That we haven’t done much IXL in algebra this year
  • For fall
  • For Hip Hop
  • For Puppy and PC and EG
  • For playing Lionpelt with DSC
  • For couches
  • For Lou our tax guy
  • For Ethan – the Disney World customer service rep on the phone today who helped me with our reservation changes
  • That I finished my science foldable
  • Today isn’t yesterday
  • For morning coffee
  • For laughter
  • I did mis tarea de espanol
  • For the US mail system
  • DSI found cross-country
  • For Jeopardy!
  • For Minnesota
  • For books
  • For the fall colors
  • For forgotten episodes
  • For color pencils
  • We have a three day weekend
  • For our DVC points
  • For Hamiltunes
  • DSI doesn’t forget his homework every night
  • Para ingles, espanol y otro idioma
  • My boyfriend asked me to marry him 16 years ago today
  • For car rides with my kids
  • For Skype
  • For personality quizzes
  • For the ‘clinky clinky’ Simpsons
  • For honey and other sweet things
  • I got to run in the varsity race
  • I got to see a Vikes game on live tv
  • For make-your-own pizza
  • For Charlie and Moggie
  • For Crashbox
  • For The Simpsons (because I need to note that *I* like it too)
  • How the kids at the farm like my bumps
  • Boston is so awesome
  • For Brian Regan
  • DSI outgrew his food allergies
  • For Spanish class
  • For microscopes
  • I got to make a sympathy card for Mrs. D
  • For pens
  • DSC enjoys hip hop
  • For the R Library
  • That dad and mom work hard every day for our family
  • There are no clowns in my house
  • Math homework is done
  • For Rapid Refill
  • It took no convincing to get dad to be Alexander Hamilton (now I just need to convince my brothers)
  • My kids like one another
  • Dad is pro at breakfast
  • I found that P school pictures had come home
  • For pizza
  • To my husband for shopping and making lunch/dinner today
  • That I ran without difficulty today
  • For PC
  • For Hamilton
  • My son is getting exposure to the world of work
  • For electricity
  • For my early shift today
  • For hilarious youtubers
  • For Mr. T
  • I didn’t have to work kitchen today
  • Today was such a great day at school
  • For the kielbasa/grilled cabbage thing my wife makes
  • The science homework wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be
  • For our Internet service
  • Our furnace is working again
  • I got to see Steven Universe clips
  • For pants
  • For coffee mugs
  • For The D Grill
  • For computer games
  • That the cheek-cell lab is over
  • For no homework
  • I remembered poop bags for our walk
  • For the English language
  • For basketball
  • I won’t have to run up H Hill for another few weeks
  • For leftovers
  • For Popes and Lapises and Endermens
  • For drawing a turtle
  • For buffalo chicken with blue cheese
  • I did well on the assessment in Septimo
  • For Juantubre
  • For pumpkin muffins
  • For how easy it was to cross the street this morning
  • The Vikes beat the Giants
  • Uncle Trent is coming to Disney with us
  • For sleeping in
  • Moto X3M
  • PC got a clean bill of health at the vet
  • It’s getting much easier and more stable to launch n customers
  • For my polka-dot robe I got from Hanna
  • For buffalo chicken with blue cheese
  • For Applebees
  • For food
  • I got all the customer files processed
  • I got to work the register for a moment today
  • PC pooped under a light this morning on our walk
  • For kangaroos
  • For our garage
  • For the Bs and the Ks and the Ls
  • I get to use feudalism as my cell analogy
  • I did well in the race today
  • Church today was so amazing
  • For deadlines
  • For DSC’s friends
  • I’m eleven!
  • I finished my find the button map
  • For our neighbors the Bs
  • That my three-fold is done
  • Crystal Palace had an open dinner reservation for 10 people the day the Ys arrive at Disney
  • I have two teenagers
  • For the Ks
  • For DSC turning eleven
  • For Mount and Blade
  • That Jack, Paul, Brayden and Nowlan came over
  • For water
  • For smokebomb!
  • For coupons
  • For Michael’s
  • I didn’t have to wear jeans for gym
  • For bubblegum
  • That I’m done with that dot to dot to dot to dot, to dot.
  • For Milo Murphy
  • For breaks in the middle of the work day
  • That my ev4 games is going well
  • For musical theater with Ruby Rose
  • For neopolitan ice cream
  • For the awesome sushi birthday dinner I had
  • LB had a good walk on the leash
  • For deep, cleansing breaths
  • For accents
  • I got to see Jimmy
  • For band aids that make it so I can walk
  • I don’t have any copies of *my* 7th grade picture lying around to show my kids
  • For House Hunters Renovation
  • For Chaps
  • For hot showers and dry clothes
  • For DSI’s new spikes
  • For dogs
  • Jack got Skype
  • LB is getting better at walking without pulling
  • For n
  • I killed the first wither on J’s server
  • For Elmer’s Glue
  • For cars
  • For The Simpsons
  • I got to see DSI’s 16th place finish at Wa
  • Coach Ben is such an awesome coach
  • For Dungeons and Dragons at lunch today and how cool the dice are
  • For lime chips
  • For Halloween
  • The SBA sweatshirts
  • DSC finally gets to play basketball with Paul
  • For Dan
  • For Ian
  • For Ruby’s giggle
  • For gmail
  • For funny videos
  • For today’s meet and how good I did
  • For being able to eat the first chocolate chip out of the bag
  • I ran 10 miles today
  • For Halloween
  • For my red Peace Love World sweatshirt
  • My dad got to see me get 2nd today
  • I was able to play with Duncan
  • For BJs
  • Mrs. M got to meet PC on my walk today
  • The Vikes are the last 5-0 team left in the NFL
  • For iced tea
  • For amazon.com
  • The thing with RH is resolved
  • For my Halloween Mickey mug
  • That I got lunch and kind of dinner today
  • For weekends
  • That I got 2nd today
  • For water
  • For the warm water in the shower
  • For our neighbors
  • The times I get to talk and chill with my parents
  • For shorts
  • That my trifold is done
  • DSI did well on his run
  • For my ability to draw cartoon cats
  • For the new School Committee L Rep
  • I got to see DSI show real grit and determination at his race today
  • For A and Z
  • DSC joined me and DDR for our workout today
  • I got 92 pieces of trick or treat candy
  • DDR is thirteen
  • For Duck Life
  • For the beautiful lilies from our neighbors
  • For the big blue house
  • For the O Taxi Service
  • That the thing I voted on for celebration won
  • I’m now rich
  • I got to miss church
  • I’m done with my social studies project
  • My husband brought home Boston dinner today
  • For sushi
  • For LB’s howl
  • That DSI has become more willing to try new food
  • That I am now thirteen
  • I had my PLP
  • Ann talks to me
  • For EG
  • I got to have movie date night with DDR
  • For SF
  • For cider donuts
  • I successfully got the big red ball from DSI
  • For Mandy
  • For Paige
  • It’s October
  • I’ve not had to clean up after EG for 24 hours
  • For apples
  • For the flashlight app on my phone
  • DSI has a coach and two uncles who know a lot about running
  • For my GIANT trick or treat haul
  • My husband talks me through my goals
  • We got the 5/6 team we got
  • For vision spheres, scent sponges, touch stumps, gravity connectors and ears
  • For Zone Bars
  • To have time and space for new projects at work
  • DSI’s meet was right next to BBQ
  • For keeping it 1600
  • My wife and I had another episode of Westworld to watch
  • For the big blue house
  • For our Disney Chase Visa account
  • To help my wife with her goals
  • I got to go trick or treating with my friends
  • For DDR
  • For America Ninja Warrior
  • For the P Cross-Country rain tent
  • For Google Docs
  • For finding a new show to watch with my husband
  • For DDR. Happy Birthday!
  • My kids are becoming good storytellers
  • That giant bed thing I sleep on
  • For RWBY
  • For Tricia’s help on Wednesday nights and DDR’s dance class
  • For Power BI
  • I got the IP wo the lucky block server
  • For birds
  • For our victory over AM
  • For leaves
  • Paul was able to stay for so long
  • For sleeping in
  • It’s the weekend
  • For water
  • For cider donuts
  • My wife is feeling better
  • For our furnace
  • Dad made extra chocolate chip peanut butter cookies that he put in the freezer for later
  • For movies
  • For chocolate
  • For the afternoon watching Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride
  • For P Cross Country
  • For sweet little Hamilton kitties
  • For my cross-country team
  • For my wife’s blog
  • For The Simpsons
  • That my husband tries to calm me down about the election
  • Work ended
  • For OYT
  • I haven’t seen any clowns lately
  • I’m not vegan
  • For the ability to hear
  • I saw Miss Perrigrine today with dad
  • For The Simpsons
  • For potted plants
  • For the rides home from P with DDR
  • For the Simpsons
  • For my kind hearted kid who makes sympathy cards for her friends
  • For sunrise walks with my husband
  • For blow-pops
  • For sleep
  • For Chinese food
  • My mini-gym in the basement
  • I located my kindle
  • That I get paid for my job
  • For bug spray
  • The Vikes are on Monday Night Football
  • I didn’t have to go to court today
  • For Tom’s sermon today on forgiveness
  • We have a freezer full of meat
  • For mochi
  • For walks with my bride
  • For over the counter pain relievers and the hot water bottle
  • For the charming race at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds
  • For Paul S
  • Mr. T arranged for enrichment math for DSC
  • Today was quite fun
  • For the month of October
  • John bought me a ticket for Adam Ant in January
  • PC had no reaction to her booster shot
  • Emma was okay after she rolled her ankle
  • I was able to go trick or treating with my friends
  • For giant boats full of sushi
  • For my husband’s help shopping today
  • For sushi
  • For the season at SF
  • For cookies
  • For cider donuts
  • Ordering my costume with mom today
  • I am away from PC’s extra smelly poop
  • I got to see all DSI’s H buddies at rec basketball evals
  • For all the growing DDR and DSC did this last year as evidenced by the growth board
  • I have good friends
  • For PC’s careful attention to my feet
  • Everyone is safe after Halloween
  • All my kids have good buddies who asked them to go trick or treating
  • The Vikings-Bears game is over
  • For sleep
  • It’s so much easier to set-up new ngage customers
  • That my blue wig lasted all Halloween week
  • For pepperoni
  • EG’s diarrhea is gone
  • DSI has a well-paying job that I will work at one day

(* we had an overnight guest, a good pal of DSC, participate with us one day. I included his responses)

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