Yesterday my wife began exhibiting signs of a cold. I felt horrible for her, because what I've had has been no party. Her symptoms, however, are more like those of my daughter, and my daughter was able to get over her cold relatively quickly. I'm hoping that's what my wife has instead of the long-slog cold that I have.
Today I actually made it to work for the first time since before Thanksgiving. It wasn't exactly a party, and I spent most of the time in meetings that have been put off forever and the rest of the time frantically testing to finish up what I needed to finish yesterday.
My oldest son went camping tonight with the Boy Scouts from church. Normally, I'd be there with him, but seeing as I'm still recovering from my cold, it's probably best for me not to go sleep in the outdoors in near-frigid temperatures or brave a 10-mile hike that they'll be doing tomorrow. Feeling the way I do, I don't feel too bad about not going, though I do regret that I can't participate in their breakfast. No joke, the boys planned the breakfast menu to exclusively consist of doughnuts and apples. Clearly this was boy-planned and there were no women in the room when they did so. The very thought makes me laugh!
So, tonight my wife and I are going to find a way to put the kids down early (or something else distracting), so we can just sit on the couch and be bumps on a log while watching TV. We'll probably watch Survivor, which we're 4 weeks behind in watching.
Anyway, my Gratitude List tonight includes the following:
1) I'm grateful that I was able to go to college and get the college degrees that I did so that I could get the job that I have so that I can take such good care of my family.
2) I'm grateful that my wife also went to college and got the college degrees she has, as it is ever so evident that smart moms make smart kids.
3) I'm grateful that my entire family has a love of reading, and that we can enjoy many of the same books and talk about them and experience them together (well, not at the same time, because, you know, it's tough for 5 people to read the same book simultaneously). I'm thinking here of the Harry Potter series, but there are many others, particularly the scriptures.
That's all for tonight!