Wife, Mummy, Nurse

21 November 2015

Teaching Moments #ThankfulNovember2015

Day 21: My husband came home earlier tonight than he usually does. When we arrived home, Charis asked, "Daddy, can we take that box in and build the chair." Drew sighed. No, he did not want to do that, but I'm thankful he did. Charis has been wanting to help Daddy "build the chair". (In reality, it was just following directions from IKEA.) I'm thankful Drew was patient with her and explained everything he was doing. (My temptation is to brush my daughter aside and just do what needs to be done.)

What are you thankful for today?

20 November 2015

Solid Food #ThankfulNovember2015

Day 20: At my son's 4 month appointment, his pediatrician recommended I start feeding him solid food, but he wanted NOTHING to do with it. I did not force it, but continued to offer him food. He only wanted breast milk. This continued through his first birthday and into the summer. Finally in August, something clicked, and he started consuming a lot of solid food. So today, I'm thankful he's been much more interested in eating.

What are you thankful for?

19 November 2015

My Little Helper #ThankfulNovember2015

Day 19: I'm not going to lie. Today, I found it hard to be thankful. It was a dreary, rainy day. Plus, I'm worried and anxious about the future and don't like not knowing what's going to happen.

Tonight after Justin went to bed. I finally pulled out the iron and ironing board so I could iron Drew's clean, wrinkled dress shirts and pants. Charis was hanging around me wanting to help, so I put her to work. I'm thankful that my little helper is often willing to try new things. I just need to have more patience to let her do those things (even when I am sure she's going to be slow and/or make a mistake).

What are you thankful for today? 

18 November 2015

New Vacuum Cleaner #ThankfulNovember2015

Day 18: I'm thankful for my new vacuum cleaner. On Monday morning, our vacuum cleaner died. Since our apartment is completely carpeted (minus the kitchen and bathroom), I called Drew, explained the situation to him, and said, "I'm buying a new vacuum on Amazon today." With two children, I NEED a working vacuum everywhere, especially around the dining room table. All day yesterday, I was looking forward to today. Why? My vacuum was coming. I put it together within 5 minutes and started vacuuming areas within 10 minutes after receiving it.

What are you thankful for today?

17 November 2015

Test Knitting #ThankfulNovember2015

Day 17: I'm thankful for the various times I've been able to test knit. Currently, I'm test knitting the Little Miss Jane Tunic (size 4T) for Taiga Hilliard Designs. I plan to give it to my niece (my sister's daughter) as a Christmas gift. I can tell it's going to be too big for her to where now, but I'm wondering, "How much bigger? Will she be able to wear it next year?" If so, I'm not going to worry about it, but come Christmas depending on how big it is, I might find that I'll be knitting her another tunic that she can wear this year. I'm at the point in the pattern where all I have to do is knit, knit, knit, knit, and knit. While knitting in a round can be monotonous at times, I'm thankful for the instances when it happens especially during the day. When my children are awake, I'm happy if I just get one or two rows knit.

What are you thankful for today? What's on your needles? Join me at Ginny's Yarn Along.

16 November 2015

McDonalds #ThankfulNovember2015

Day 16: Today was lovely. After Justin woke up from his nap, I fed him lunch, packed up the stroller, and took my children on a walk. We went to the bank to get quarters, swung by Dunkin Donuts to get the kids a donut and mama an iced coffee, and went to the library. When we arrived home, I could not unlock our apartment door. It would not unlock. I double and triple checked to make sure I was using the right key, but still the key would not go in the whole way. I was starting to panic that someone had changed our locks (though I don't know why that would have been the case). I took a final look at my key. Somehow it became bent.

I called Drew and explained the situation. Drew said he'd come home early, but asked if he could finish his current tutoring section. I replied, "Sure, but I'm going to the restaurant with the double arch." Drew, "That sounds like a great idea." Charis and Justin got happy meals, and I got the southwest salad. I'm thankful for McDonalds. We were able to stay warm, enjoy each other's company, and use the facilities.

What are you thankful for today?

Joy: An Irish Christmas Live #MakeSomeoneHappy

There's 39 days until Christmas! The Mommy Island and Kids Did It wanted put together a Super Stocking Stuffer giveaway blog help in order to help our readers purchase stocking stuffers for their family and friends.

Wife, Mummy, Nurse will be giving away Joy: An Irish Christmas Live (check out my review)!

Join modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty for this one-night, live recording from their annual Joy: An Irish Christmas tour. This album showcases fresh and extended arrangements of popular Christmas songs, as well as eight new carols that tell the Christmas story like none other.