Three things I’m grateful for this week: February 20

  • An understanding husband. TCB puts up with my craziness, my mom’s craziness, and the craziness of my job at this time of year and he’s usually pretty even keeled about it.
  • A job that I enjoy, serving customers that I admire, with colleagues that I love. Some days are better than others but no matter what happens, I still wouldn’t trade this team, our customers, and our product for the world.
  • The ability to buy jeans off the rack and have them fit with no alterations. I can hardly form words to communicate how happy I am to very nearly be an actual, off the rack clothing size, people. Not just in knitwear or loose-fitting blouses, but in real denim jeans. The health benefits of my better lifestyle choices are what makes me get up to walk every morning and resist the leftover (homemade) scones sitting in my refrigerator since Sunday, but fitting into real jeans and feeling good about what I see in the mirror? That’s pretty satisfying.

What are you grateful for this week?


    Grateful for finding new friends on this journey! (you!)
    Grateful for having a local Jazzercise group in my tiny, 1-stoplight town. I just hit their 25 Classes Milestone!
    Grateful for part-time employment…I’m not quite ready to re-enter the workforce full-time and I love having Thursdays off with my 3-year old…especially during stormy days that turn to snow. The weather is never dull here in the midwest!



      Hi Valerie,

      Knowing you’re not alone is so important – friends can make all the difference.

      My fitness class addiction is Pilates Reformer class but I’m convinced that it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you find something you love and make it part of your weekly routine.

      I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the whole “work/life balance” thing and I’m pretty sure I need to make some adjustments to make a better fit for my life now. On their deathbed no one ever says, “I wish I’d spent more time at work.”

      Stay safe with all of the crazy storms out there!