Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying the family time, because we definitely are. I mean, we clearly took our dessert making seriously today.
(PS: cooking with a toddler is way less stressful when you do it in someone else’s house. Just saying. Thanks, Mom!)
In addition to hanging out with my boy, I’ve also been doing a little thinking. I’ve primarily just been listing off the things I’m thankful for, because I’m an awful person and only do that one day out of the year. Being pregnant was obviously one of the things that popped into my head, but it also came with a “but”. While I’m grateful for this experience and for the tiny person that will make his debut soon, I’m also not the best pregnant woman one earth. In fact, I’m kind of a crappy one. There are days when I just want the whole thing to be over with, and I want that to happen as quickly as possible. The main complaint I have is that it’s just hard to feel like myself. The biggest issue this time around is the fact that running is impossible. Honestly, I liken my feeble attempts at jogging around the block to a walrus attempting a marathon. It just ain’t gonna happen. It’s also not very pretty. That being said, I am extremely thankful that a lack of fast-paced cardio is my only pregnancy issue. I’m actually crazy lucky, you know?
While I haven’t been running around the neighborhood like I had envisioned, I have been:
- running after a toddler (while a cliche, it really is a legitimate workout)
- running my mouth (it’s the hormones talking, I swear)
- running on empty (what is with me and the cliches today?)
- running all the errands (the holidays are no joke, you guys)
- running the world (okay, fine, I just wanted a fifth thing to list)
See? Tons of running going on around here. Take that, negativity. I win. Totally a glass half full kind of gal now. But, seriously guys, I hope y’all have a great night and that you can recognize the positives, too.
Your turn: What are YOU thankful for?