Counting My Grateful Grumpy Blessings

I wasn’t going to write a post today, but felt I needed to.  My heart breaks for the people across the world who are suffering, but it also swells with gratitude for my piles of blessings.  This morning, here are my favorite three: 

First, I’m grateful for my 2-year-old, Mase, who woke up at 6 am demanding, “I wan bwekfuss!”  Then, he swiftly traded his hungry stomach for endless giggles as I commenced a game of  “I’ve got your nose.”  He’s now blowing bubbles in the kitchen to the great delight of my 1-year-old who can’t stop laughing.

Second, I’m grateful we get to make a quick roadtrip and will be visiting my shy 5-year-old’s first and only (not imaginary) friend, Brittany (who is also shy).  Evie is so excited! Brittany’s Mom said her daughter has been pretending to call Evie every day and her face lit up when she heard my daughter might be visiting.  Oh, what a beautiful thing for my mommy heart.

 Finally,  yesterday was a victorious day for my team.  BYU won their amazing hard-fought basketball game!  BUT, at about 10:30 last night I was so ornery.  Seriously, just grumpy.  My husband kept trying to make me laugh and I was not in the mood.

“What’s wrong?”  he finally said.
“I don’t know and I don’t want to talk about it. You would be wise to stay away.”

So #3 is definitely more information than you would like to know, but I’m grateful I started my time of the month this morning.  I’ve never believed in PMS, but I told my husband of my morning development and his reply, “Oh, that’s why you were such a pill last night.”  I’ll go with that.

I can tell it’s time to wrap this up.  Mase has had enough bubbles and just brought me a box of cereal.

“Mom, me nee bwekfuss!”
“What do you say?”

I am very blessed.

Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  Have a beautiful day, 
but keep those who are truly suffering in my heart.


  1. Good post. My goal for the day is to clean my house…….I keep telling myself that the cleaner needs to sit for a few so I can read blogs with my coffee. That was an hour ago,lol.

  2. I'm VERY grateful that my Cousin and his wife are both safe on an island in Hawaii that was forecasted to be hit horribly by the tsunami.

  3. ahh… the good ole PMS… I can relate.
    Sitting at breakfast this morning, my son says “I smell poo poo”…. I check my daughters diaper…. nothing. He says, maybe its Mackie (our dog)… no… “i think its just your breath!”

    Good Morning!

  4. Loved your post – I came to the conclusion that my sour mood today was PMS as well, but I think a lot of it has to do with being a little stressed and upset with what is going on in the world. I have noticed that a lot of people on line just aren't “quite right” today. I think it's affecting us more than we think!

  5. LOL.. I am so relating right now.

  6. neanster77 says:

    I'm relating too
    I've been so grumpy for a few days…partner very sensitive. No PMS
    Though – I think it's the job!

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