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!”  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 Diaries . 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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