I made it through September and October without feeling lonely. I walked in from the bus stop on November 1st and the quiet in the house hit me like a ton of bricks. I’m not sure if it’s because the holidays are coming and there isn’t anyone in the other room watching holiday cartoons or coloring holiday pictures, or the fact that Jon has been traveling for work since August. I spent about a half an hour feeling sorry for myself. I didn’t have any longer then that to sit and pout. I had things to do. I cleaned up my Halloween decorations, put out the thanksgiving ones. I met Lucy for lunch, ran some errands and came home to clean. Nothing exciting, just a typical Friday for me. As I looked around the house I realized that there are so many things for all of us to be thankful for. Last November we did our thankful poster but this year I took an idea from a mommy blogger and decided to do the thankful tree. I sat there cutting out over 100 leaves and realized that it was time to get Emma. When she came home she made the trunk of the tree. It was nice sitting there doing a project together. ImageImageImageImage

I spent all afternoon thankful that I only have 5 hours of quiet in the house.

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I can’t wait to see what the kids fill this up with.

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