Thankfulness Thursdays: Week 3 - Being a Homemaker

Another installment of Thankfulness Thursday, linking up with Ashley at Domestic Fashionista.  Check out Week One. (I'm still catching up on Week Two.)

"One of life's gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness".--J. Robert Maskin

I had to think for a while about this week's Thankfulness Thursday.  What I initially wanted to write about is something that also makes me quite sad.  Maybe next week I will find a better way to touch on that topic.

This week, it has been really hot outside (103 today!) and I've been tired, mildly cranky, depressed, and lazy.  I don't constantly dwell in those negative areas.  They come and go.  I've spent time watching some television, catching up on emails and blog stuff, editing pictures, doing some housework, catching up on sleep, and the like.  The two weeks between my father-in-law's death and his memorial really drained me.  I'm finally starting to feel like myself again.

So this week, I am thankful that I don't have to work outside the home.  I am thankful that I am able to stay home and take care of my elderly fur kids and feed my soul with the things I love.  I am also grateful to have a husband who agrees to this and never makes me feel guilty for being a stay-at-home chihuahua mama.  He continues to be a loving, supportive, and understanding source of light in my life.

When I feel down, I just have to look at these precious faces:


  1. Good for you for taking the time to choose thankfulness when it wasn't on the forefront of your mind. I feel that way every week. But what great perspective to choose to be thankful and be reminded of what blessings we do have. I am thankful to be at home as well and glad we relate on that close to the heart role!

  2. The tongue. It kills me. Also, I'm impressed that you can put up any sort of holiday decorations with pets around -- I tried it once with the cats. The cats had the ornaments stripped, the tree knocked over, and the light cord in their grasp within about 5 minutes. My friend's cat ate the tinsel and she was scooping up shiny poop for a week. When I was a kid, our cats climbed the tree from the'd look up and there would be a cat face staring at you from between the ornament. Also, my mom learned pretty quickly not to put anything breakable on the bottom third of the tree.

    Cats are funny with presents, though. It's like cat heaven with all the boxes and paper.

  3. Oh WOW! Cats are little destroyers! My goodness!

    When I lived with my mom and we had 8 chihuahuas, sometimes the tree skirt or the corner of a wrapped present would get peed on. It didn't happen often, but really, once is enough when you have piss on your Xmas present.

    My three are pretty darn good about not doing any of that. My old girl, Miss P, takes an occasional bathroom break on the carpet, but they have never been rude to the decor.

  4. I'm really trying hard to find a positive way to look at some of the negative things going on around me lately. I know I choose a positive outlook on these things, but writing about it seems to be the toughest part.