Snow Thankful

snow thankful

Our snowpocalypse storm that was originally calling for 6 – 10 inches of fresh snow overnight ended up dropping under two inches.

And I’m here to tell you I’m okay with that. Very okay.

The wind is pretty wild outside today, though, so I haven’t taken Little Man outside to test his new snow boots or snow pants. There will be lots of time for that over the next several months, though. The wind is getting woolier as the day goes on, and as I hear it throwing things up against the outside walls, I’m so thankful.

I’m so thankful I get to work from home.

I’m so thankful I didn’t have to drive over ice and snow in rush hour traffic to go anywhere this morning.

I’m so thankful, as much as I am going completely insane from and detest living in an apartment, we have a clean, cozy, comfortable abode, protecting us from the elements and with no responsibility of snow removal.

I’m so thankful Hubs got the flat tire on the mommyvan fixed before the storm rolled in.

I’m so thankful I canned until I could can no more this season, and we have a hall closet and kitchen cupboards full of home-cooked goodness that will get us through these blustery, freezing cold days.

I’m so thankful Amazon delivers right to my door. And so does the grocery store.

I’m so thankful for prayerful friends who respond to a “please pray” email with wisdom and affirmation – and prayers!

I’m so thankful for Rotel casserole and how it fed me three times this week. #leftovers

I’m so thankful even though we live in one of the harshest winter climates in the nation (In 2011, Fargo won The Weather Channel’s “America’s Toughest Weather City” poll.), we had some of the most beautiful, enjoyable summer and fall weather this year I’ve ever experienced.

I’m so thankful I can plop down in my favorite spot and hammer out a quick post on a blog, that people actually read. I’m so thankful for you. Really.

I’m so thankful my oven smells like chocolate chip cookies when it preheats.

Which reminds me, I need to go bake a squash.

There’s a lot of stuff going on these days. Some of it has me shaking my head, some of it has me shedding tears, some of it has me cracking up. But it’s all stuff, nonetheless. I thought I’d give myself a break and remind myself of a few of the many – many – things I can still be thankful for, even when everything isn’t going how I’d like it to.

I’m so thankful I care enough about stuff to get riled up about it. I’m thankful I’m free to express my heartache, joy, and peevedness (made up word alert).

But for real, I need to go bake a squash.