Through the Wall

For the hubster’s birthday, the first gift I gave him was –  I did not suffocate him with a pillow while he slept.  I thought this was a very generous gift.  Especially since he was snoring like a freight train.  Seriously, like 2am on the 2nd, I was on my computer working on continuing education for my license because there was no way I could sleep with so much racket.

Yesterday afternoon/evening, there was a Transformers marathon in my living room.  That was fine and all, except for excited children who are very loud.  I was tired and wanted to go to bed early.  I had the fan on, a pillow over my ears,  and everything I could think of; and could still hear the loud people.

This morning my alarm went off at 4:15 and I almost threw it through the wall.  But I got up.  These wee hours of the morning are very important during summer break.  I can get a lot of work done between 4am and 9am when the kids are sleeping!

Fireworks are tonight and tomorrow night.  I’m going to keep plowing ahead with work too.  I am finally caught up after being behind for many, many weeks.  I kept saying it was a month . . but I think it was many weeks more than that.  Anyway, I’m finally caught up and I intend on getting ahead even!  I need some breathing room.  Then I’ll sleep . . . maybe.

With my complaining (thanks for bearing with me here!) I am thankful.  I am thankful for a comfy bed to sleep in.  I am thankful for a noisy house filled with people I love.  I am thankful for enough work to keep me up at night (or early morning) that keeps my business and our family thriving.  I am thankful  for the freedom in this country to work, to live, and to celebrate life.  I am thankful for two different firework shows close to my house!  And I am thankful that even in my slightly grumpy, sleep-deprived state . . I still have so much to be thankful for!  And naming those things here certainly cuts down on the grumpies.  I’ll be the yawning girl at the fireworks show tonight . . and I’ll be the happy, yawning girl; for I am truly blessed.

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