Thirty Days of Thankful and NaBloPoMo Day 5: Changing Minds

Sandy impacted our town’s Trick or Treat, so we changed our minds from not participating to going ahead and passing out candy. Fifteen minutes before we were supposed to head out, the kids woke up from their naps and Arianna announced that she changed her mind. She no longer wanted to be Dora or a pirate, but instead wanted to be a kitty.

So, she went to her room, found a few things, and asked me to give her whiskers. This is what she ended up going as:

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Joined by her ‘lil brother, the monkey:

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Sometimes the cutest things happen when we change our minds.

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NaBloPoMo November 2012

Thirty Days of Thankful and NaBloPoMo Day 4: Health

Yesterday, Greg, the kids, and I walked in the Pittsburgh Heart Walk. It was a 5K, and although the crowd and the wagon pushed us over 20 minutes per mile, the fact that we are able to just wake up and walk that far is super.

Today, I am thankful for health. For those who look for cures for heart disease, for those who live every day as survivors. And for my own health. While I am a pretty healthy person, I have been on a year-long journey to keep doing better for myself. I’d like to think there’s a nice difference in my health from last year…

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…to this year…

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NaBloPoMo November 2012

Thirty Days of Thankful and NoBloPoMo Day 3: Family Dates

Last night, instead of going to my Grandma’s like usual, we went on a Family Date Night. Arianna told us what we were going to do, and oh, did she have a grand time of doing so. We ended up only going to Eat n’ Park and Target, but it was a lovely evening and so good to spend time with the kids.

I’m lucky to get to spend time with my husband and kids like I do, so today, that is what I am most thankful for.

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Thirty Days of Thankful and NoBloPoMo Day 2: Tissues

Last weekend, Arianna, Greg, and I got the flu shot. On Tuesday, right smack dab in the middle of dealing with Hurricane Sandy, the three of us started to sniffle.

We’ve gotten through the week with tissues, soup, blankets, and medicine. It should be no surprise, then, that today I am thankful for tissues. Especially when you’ve gone the TP route on a tender nose, tissues are a life-saver.

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NaBloPoMo November 2012

Thirty Days of Thankful/NaBloPoMo Day 1: Work

NaBloPoMo November 2012

Today begins NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and also the month of Thanksgiving, aka Thirty Days of Thankful on Facebook.

I’ve decided to join along in the fun and will bring you my normal posts but try to add in a thankful thing every day. My friend Suzie did this via a scrapbook last year, and it was so much fun to watch. Hope you enjoy my thankful moments.

Day 1: Work

This week has been one of the most rewarding and exhausting work weeks for me. It has solidified for me that I really love my company, my co-workers, and my position. Faced with Hurricane Sandy, we knew that storms would probably hit our locations, so the team and I were tasked with coming up with a plan that would keep our service desk up and running while communicating any outages we may occur.

The work we did ahead of time provided to be valuable. Teamwork, communication, and managing a lot of information at once. While the impact of Sandy is huge, I can say that the part I played in the recovery from a business standpoint was meaningful.

Today, I am thankful for not only the job/position that I have but the entire aspect of work and the work I do. If you are a part of that, thank you!