I've kind of been resisting the "thankful" posting every day this month, because I wasn't sure how much time I'd have to dedicate to posting. Of course I am thankful for all of the blessings in my life, my family, friends, roof over our heads, continued employment in these uncertain economic times, etc all the usual things. But how about an unusual one once in a while....in this case today.
Today I am thankful for sometimes being authorized to work from home. It was close to seventy degrees this morning, the ides of November. The slider door is open and I can feel the breeze. (though the sunshine is dissipating) I have the training videos that I must follow along to and take mini quizzes after each section. This will take several hours and took more time than I expected due to setup issues. But I'm perfectly happy, in my casual clothing and no makeup. Lunch at my very own kitchen table, accompanied by the dog (of course, he adores leftover chicken of any kind)
Oh, and in between videos.....I'm blocking Christmas gifts. Soaking doesn't require my attention, so while I participate in the video, the item is in the bathroom sink. After the video, I lay out and pin the item to the foam boards. The boys aren't home, so they aren't working together to comandeer my foam boards to build a play structure. And I won't be frantically trying to do this on Christmas Eve, praying feverishly for it to dry faster than is actually possible so that I can wrap the items to put under the tree at 2am. YES!!
In conclusion: working from home once in a while, where the only noise is made by me. Very thankful. :)