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Sunday Seven # 1


Taking time to enjoy the simple pleasures in my life …

1. I have much to be thankful for today: my handsome husband, our little chicken and I spent the entire day in our pajamas enjoying one another’s company. Our perfect day began with a pancake breakfast based on my beloved Mama’s recipe.

2. My favourite vignette from the day: sitting as a family on the couch, reading “Gossie” to EM.

“Gossie is a gosling, a small yellow gosling, who likes to wear bright red boots every day.”

EM has brown boots that she likes to wear almost every day. She also drags her little stuffed monkey along with her wherever she goes. So, it should come as no surprise that we had to make room for her monkey to sit with us while we were reading.

3. Spending time with my own daughter brings back such wonderful memories of my own childhood and the times spent with mama. Hearing EM’s laugh and calling for “mommmeee” makes my heart sing and eases the emptiness of my mom’s passing.

4. I am amazed at how quickly EM is changing. It’s hard to believe that she will be 19 mos old tomorrow. Part of her bed-time ritual is to say good-night to us and the handful of stuffed animals that share her bed. She’s recently begun saying good-night and thank you to God.

5. I am truly thankful that our miracle baby is happy, healthy and well-adjusted. For a person who was told that she’d never have a child, each moment spent with EM is a gift. I wake up in the middle of the night, go down to her room, and watch her sleep. EM snores! I am amazed that someone so small could make so much noise.

6. I am thankful that I don’t have to cook or shop for groceries - my husband takes care of those chores. I am more thankful that my husband understands my love for the written word and is equally amused when I find words like “omphaloskepsis” to post on my site. That he is also a tea-drinker and hard-core scrabble player also rocks my world.

7. I am thankful that I have such a challenging and satisfying job. I get paid to write and to use my brain. I sometimes get cranky at having to work long hours - who wouldn’t? - but I love working in communications.

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Wow, totally love your site and melted into tears reading your post. I am a new grandmother (I prefer the title Diva) to a beautiful little girl named Emmalee (her parents call her Emma). Emma is 5 weeks old and lives in Canada and I have not seen her or held her yet. Hope you didn't mind me living vicariously through your post. May you always treasure these moments.

What a wonderful blessing to read to a child! I miss those days. I DO get to read to my grandchildren occasionally, and the feeling of that small body snuggled to my side sharing the miracle of words with me is beyond description.

Thanks for coming by my Sunday Seven.

Welcome to SUNDAY SEVEN. I've added you to the blogroll. I love your SS this morning. Your little girl sounds adorable. My children are grown now, but I enjoy those special times occasionally with my grandgirls (ages 3 & 5).

Sounds like you had a great week. I love that you got to sit on the sofa in your jammies and read. What a joy.
Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Seven. I really enjoyed my visit here. Your blog is great.

Hi Christine, thanks for dropping by my blog and intro. to me Sunday Seven. Hope you have a great weekend too:)