At the end of each day I write down at least one GOOD thing that happened, then I share them all here monthly.
1 – Two hours to myself at night to read, cross stitch, and watch 30 Rock!
2 – Ran 20 minutes straight without walking and felt great; David won $400 on a scratch-off ticket
3 – A good church experience, spending all day with David, my brother’s niece Stella’s birthday party, & getting a great deal on a new microwave
A rare, though blurry, picture of my entire family
4 – Taking a nap after work
5 – Going to Chuck E. Cheese’s with the family – watching my nephews play and Meredith ride the carousel
6 – Dinner with my parents & a walk with Mom
7 – Celebrating 65 years of marriage for my husband’s grandparents
Gigi and Pappy
8 – Talking history with my dad
9 – A day without plans to relax; Meredith sleeping till 8 a.m.
10 – A few hours of alone time; dinner with David’s family and watching my nephew Cameron & Mer play in the grass
11 – Starting to make new lists of goals for myself; watching M. explore the house
12 – An evening home with David chatting and cuddling in the chair as a family
13 – Meredith going to sleep easily in her crib and getting to shower and read in peace
14 – Having a great experience with a difficult patient
15 – Seeing all the old church people at a friend’s wedding; going to bed at the same time as David
16 – M. sleeping in till 7:45 and being in such a good mood all day; out and about with Mom; visiting with friends in town
We miss you, Dave and Bridget!
17 – David’s first Father’s Day: how he liked his gifts so much, brunch with his family, and seeing my brother’s children’s play that he directed
18 – New baby clothes from Mom
19 – Working with one of my favorite coworkers in injections
20 – An incredibly smooth day at work; visiting with David’s aunt who was in town
21 – Picking up Meredith from daycare together with David
22 – Dinner at David’s brother’s house, M. climbing stairs and standing on her own (later, in the bath) for the first time
She wants to be where her cousins are
23 – Awsome road trip with David, seeing Carmen & Steve, swimming in the big pool with M.
24 – The times when Meredith smiled at me with such unadulterated love, like when I open her car door, and when she burrows her head in my chest
25 – Dinner at Gigi & Pappy’s with David’s parents and aunt
26 – Meredith’s good mood and going to bed early allowing me to read
27 – A sweet card from a difficult patient; playing with M. before bed and being overwhelmed with love and gratitude
28 – Talking to Mom on speakerphone and seeing how Mer reacted to her voice
29 – Night out with coworkers eating at Carrabba’s and seeing Rock of Ages
30 – Meredith’s first haircut, shopping with Mom