I got as far as the title.
Not that I am not thankful...though maybe not as much this week as some weeks.
I just fell asleep.
Besides, I have been more in "wishful" thinking mode recently.
I probably should stick with thankfulness.
- that I could wear flip flops. SOOO many cute flip flops. But, alas, they kill my feet. I cannot stand for that strap to be between my toes. So I am in the not as cute slides for the summer, should summer ever arrive.
- sometimes I could just buy food without reading the label or checking a list.
- sometimes we could just have a spontaneous meal out that required no planning on my part.
- I could find more time to blog. Too many thoughts swirl through my brain endlessly.
- we would have a nice weekend for either hiking or cleaning out the garage. Hiking sounds more fun.
- I could get "caught" up on life.
- we had a family counselor always on call for the many parenting moments I have where I wonder, "What on earth do I do now?"
- one child would be more humble, another more positive, another softer spoken, and another respectful...
- I could visit some of the waterfalls around Arkansas.
- my tooth would stop hurting...I don't have the time or money for a root canal.
- it felt like spring.
- avocados weren't so high in fat and calories (I know it is a good fat but it is still high cal).
- I could Zumba without having to stop every few minutes to deal with a wayward child.
- I could spend an hour or two snuggling with my parents' new pup. It is like therapy in a little ball of fur.
- insurance companies were easier to deal with.
- my family was more in tune with my needs and wants (without me having to spell them out).
- I could figure out how to cook hashbrown potatoes correctly.
- that flour were low calorie.
- my house always smelled like homemade bread.
- I could sleep in.
- people could spell and use "lose" and "loose" correctly.
- I were better about my quiet times.
- our shower wouldn't drip.
- I weren't using heated seats in the month of May.
- my former students knew how much I cared...doesn't matter how old they get.
- my eyesight wasn't changing (for the worse).
- my sister lived closer.
- we could have a big beach vacation all together (parents, sister/family, us).
- I could get caught up on laundry.
- I had a compost pile AND a little garden.
- I had a green thumb.
- that more foods were "natural".
- my attic were organized.
- my snaggletooth children would lose their other front tooth. I love toothless grins.
- I had a swimming pool (which would require a much bigger yard).
- some days that time would speed up...other days I want to stop it.
- I knew why some friendships just end without warning.
- I could sing...on key.
- I wish I had a normal life. Please, no comments about "What is normal anyway?" I grew up living a fairly normal life. The life I have right now is not so normal.
What are you wishing for these days?