Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Gratitude Check

Things I am thankful for today:

* A couple of my students offered to teach me some "sweet skate tricks" at the skate park this weekend. (uhhh...what?!)

* The antibiotic I am taking for my teeth is actually helping to heal the unfortunate injuries from my latest bike ride (I went clipless on the mountain bike for the first time---ouch).

* My husband still has the ability to make me laugh every day, even after eight years! Have I mentioned that he has started taking harmonica lessons recently? He is hoping that it will impress the Ecuadorians. I'm not so sure...

* My sister was so concerned about the pain I was experiencing in my mouth, that she sounded the four alarm and I received MANY calls of concern today from various family members. :) She loves me.

* I finished knitting a baby blanket for one of my many expecting friends recently and I think it might be the best one yet! Only three more to go...

* I notice that more and more "Blakisms" are making their way into the Richert vocabulary each day. Tickles!!

* I love that my husband always comes home from work with a smile on his face and a story to tell.

* Most of all, I'm thankful for how many times I heard "I love you" today, and for how many times I was able to say it back.

Life is good.