OK, I’m a day late and a dollar short again! But, I’m never short on things to be thankful for…
 I’m thankful that all of my children are on the mend. Surgical wounds are healing, stomach viruses gone, I’m not even feeling sleep deprived at this point! We got the good word at our Post-Op appointment that all is well and the boys’ wounds are healing. They’re now beginning to lose stitches (as expected) and are entering into the itchy phase of healing. This could get interesting!
 I’ll be incredibly grateful to resume our “normal for us” schedule of school drop-offs. The boys were cleared for unrestricted school and activities beginning Monday! Yeah!
 I’m thankful for these 3 beautiful children I have. 8 years ago today, I became the most blessed mom in the world when I gave birth to my beautiful Old Soul. What a beautiful, peaceful and natural beginning to motherhood! I relive that day each year on her birthday and it makes me smile and feel warm inside. (I guess this is what my Mom’s been talking about for the past 47 years, when she calls to wish me a happy birthday LOL!)
 I’m grateful for the 1-week reprieve from throwing the Old Soul’s birthday party for her friends. It would normally have been held tomorrow in a big friends and family indoor/outdoor bash but because of our recent trials and tribulations… we split the family and friends and postponed the latter until next week. And, I couldn’t be happier about it. Family will celebrate with us tomorrow and I’ll have an extra week to make her Post-Halloween Costume Ball with her friends the super fun and memorable event she wants and deserves.
 I’m thankful for my wonderful friends who have been my life line and phone support through these past weeks of quarantine, surgery and recovery. It would have been tough without them. Special thanks to Tammy, Nicole and my sister Loree who checked on me nearly every day. Don’t know what I’d do without you ladies.
Thankful this week is finally over! LOL