Thankful for Thursday, and VapoRub

Thankful for Thursday, and VapoRub

The Boy is back to school today.

And after our day yesterday, I’m thankful for so many little everyday reasons.

I’m thankful {mostly} that my son doesn’t slow down for much … that he powers through a head cold and says with stuffy nose, “I feel great, Mom!”Β  and is eager to get back to class.Born in China 2017 film download

I’m thankful for the little bit of stolen time we got. A slower morning and a commute to the doctor’s office allowed us to catch up on the current state of espionage {he took out 6 or 7 books from the library on the topic … all boy, that kid} and how lower case b’s and d’s are confusing.

I’m thankful that he’s got a Nonna and Papa who were thrilled at an impromptu quick visit that ended with him spending a good portion of the afternoon in their care. Nonna made his favorite homemade soup with cheese squares and Papa played while I headed a few towns south to see my own dad and get him ready for some snow.

Aren’t grandparents wonderful?

I’m thankful that I have the means to provide relief for my child when he’s not feeling well, even if it simply means a working cool mist humidifier and this stuff … manna from Heaven in blue plastic, I tell you. Just the smell of VapoRub starts making me feel better when I’m sick … what is it about the stuff?


Feeling especially blessed, too, that it’s just the sniffles and a head cold, and that my boy enjoys good health and a strong little body more often than not.

And on a different note, I’m thankful also for the calm before the supposed storm.

It may or may not happen — meteorologists have been known to be wrong — but yesterday afternoon was so beautiful that it almost seemed unlikely that 1 to 2 feet of snow was on its way. I was grabbing the mail and noticed this birch at the end of my driveway.

Look at that white against blue.

Just beautiful.

What simple things are you thankful for today?

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Linking up today with …

Thankful Thursdays @ Black Tag DiariesΒ . Loved and Lovely . Jessie Loves To Run . The Fontenot Four . The Marathon Mom . A Body That Won’t Break, Oh So Thankful @ Lovely Little Whimsy, and the Oh Happy Day party at None Done Growing

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  1. I’m glad he’s feeling better. That Vaporub works wonders!
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  2. So glad to hear your little guy is feeling better. Nothing worse than when the little one’s aren’t well.
    I am thankful for vaporub a ton! lol. And many other things…the older I get, the more I appreciate the little things.

  3. Glad he is better! My son suffered from croup for a long time and we used quite a bit of Vicks and wore the humidifier out. I’m in Louisiana so we NEVER get snow. Last time was probably 4-5 years ago!!

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    • I usually enjoy a little snow, Amy, but I’m getting more nervous by the minute listening to the weather forecast for Boston for tomorrow through Sunday. Yowza! 1 – 2 feet they’re saying!

  4. VapoRub – I love the stuff dearly. I’m glad that your little guy is feeling better.
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  5. vaporub always works really well πŸ™‚
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  6. thankful for your little blog! i heart vicks . vicks is my go to cold helper πŸ˜‰ my kids love it lol

  7. Oh what lovely things to be grateful for!!! I am so so THANKFUL that my kids are keeping somewhat healthy this year… a completely different “norm” than I have had for nine years. Miraculous. Simply miraculous. πŸ™‚
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  8. This is such a sweet post. So glad to hear your son is better and things are as beautiful as you see them! =D
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    • Thank you for stopping by, Nancy … can’t wait to head over and read “Ready for Spring”! I’m starting to think that I am, too!

  9. What a wonderfully happy post. I am glad to hear that your little man is better!

    Thank you too for joining up at the Oh HAPPY Day link party. Today i am thankful for great blogging friends like you!
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  10. I wish I could explain to you just how much I adored this post. The love you share for your son is so beautiful & just warms my heart. You both are so lucky to have one another <3
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  11. So sorry he’s been under the weather! We’re still trying to get that out of our house for good : / And I’m a sucker for tree photos… love it πŸ™‚
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