Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thankful Thursday

So I haven't been very consistent with my blogging, even less consistent with the Thursday posts about something you are thankful for. I guess it's never too late to try again.

Today is Thursday. I was supposed to be in St. Helens visiting my grandma this week. She only has dial up internet, no cell phone coverage, cooks great comfort food and has the best beds to sleep in! I was really looking forward to my weeks stay. I needed some time to rest, a break from work, and she hasn't gotten to spend much time with Zachary. When our departure date came Zach was really sick. Green sick. So instead of going only for a day or two, we completely rescheduled the trip. I was so bummed! I told my grandma I wanted to be selfish and come anyway, and she said in her wise grandma way "We've all had to learn the disappointments of being a mommy to a sick baby."

I tried to make the best of it, I still took the week off of work (almost), finished and started some house projects and nursed my sick little monster sweetie back to health.

So, today is Thursday and I'm thankful for Netflix. Seriously. We just got it and you can watch older movies instantly online. (We don't have TV or cable or such.) I found 'Kipper Helps Out' an agreeable dog with a sunny smile that learns some valuable life lessons while helping out some new friends. I cut an apple and a few slices of cheese. Put my little man on the couch. Ignored the runny nose and the fussy tones. Don't judge. I got 20 minutes of blissful cleaning done. And this cute photo to boot!

I think he knows how to work it. 


  1. haha...thats awesome! Glad to see your blogging again.

  2. You are so cute Alyssa!! Greyson loves Kipper!! We only have netflix too... Lately I've made Greyson watch one kipper a day... He calls it a mooovie!! Kipper puppy love is my favorite... Kipper is so sweet... Hang in there!! Can't wait to see that belly soon... Love you!!

  3. you! Sorry for waking you up this morning at 4am! Miss you guys!

  4. What a cutie you are Zachary! You look like you are really enjoying yourself. I love you,

    Grandma Sue

  5. Love those little crossed feet!!