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i love today!

thanks for everyone's advice and words of encouragement. even the "lurker" who i hope found my blog from someone i am related to or friends with. it really is comforting to know that i am not the only one that ever feels that way. and also to be reminded of what matters most.


it is 25 degrees, snowing, freezing. i am so thankful to be in a warm, cozy house. so glad i don't have to go anywhere (like a job, grocery shopping, kids activities.) happy i get to stay home with my funny kids. charlie has been making me laugh all day. max made an igloo at preschool, and charlie was walking around the house with it- "hoid it, mommy?" with his head tilted to one side. translated "can i hold it, mommy?". what melts me is the way he tilts his head to one side, his chin tucked against his shoulder, and his big blue eyes blinking his long black eye lashes at me.


another reason i love today? preliminary grades show that Maddy ended her first semester in jr high with a 4.0- smart AND beautiful!


and my last reason why i love today, as trivial and meaningless as it sounds... Grey's Anatomy is ALL NEW tonight. i already have it all planned out. tivo it. change into my most comfortable pajamas. get into my cozy bed and relish in every single new moment of my favorite tv people's lives while enjoying a glass of milk and famous amos cookies. (abby, you really should move up here so we can enjoy my plan together.) i have butterflies just thinking about it.

Comments

Aimee said…
I missed the first 10 minutes, did I miss anything good? I hate shows that are continued! If you tivoed you probably didn't see the add for a new movie with Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant, it looks so funny. I love them.
Mandee said…
Derek was watching Meredith snore. George yelled at Izzie about not having cashed her $8M check yet. No, you didn't miss anything that didn't come back up in the show later. It's on again tonight! Yes, I hate it when they "to be continued" a show... isn't every week a continuation of the show from last week anyway? I'll have to go back and find the movie ad- Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant- interesting combination.
Mrs. McDreamy said…
AUGH! I had to record last night because I had to watch my other shows on NBC. Oh, and I am too ghetto for tivo - I did the old VHS in the other room trick. It still works. Anyway, I can't wait to watch it today!

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