What I really wanted to write about today was my gratitude for this blog, and a conversation I had with a good friend today about her thoughts of starting her own blog. I wanted this to be encouragement for her, because having this blog, however rarely I actually post on a normal basis, has brought me back from the brink many a day. But, that's a post that requires a little more thoughtfulness than I'm feeling right now.
So instead, I'll focus on the double batch of the best chocolate chip cookies ever that is sitting on my kitchen counter. I have been thinking of making these cookies and sending them to my nephew since the day he left for college at the beginning of September. Today, it seems, was finally the day.
I am thankful for tasks accomplished (even if it means I didn't yet unload the dishwasher, or fold the laundry, or finish the two projects I began on Shutterfly during naptime).
I am thankful the kids enjoy baking with me, and that by helping me, they were occupied during the 4:30-5:30 hour with activities other than chasing and poking each other.
I am thankful we had leftover pizza and grilled cheese from the weekend so that I didn't also have to make dinner.
Now, if I can just actually get these cookies in the mail tomorrow. (And not eat ALL of the ones we're keeping here in the house.)