At this moment, I am sitting in a quiet house and enjoying the fact that I am the only one awake.
I am thinking about all the things I need to do, all the things I don't want to do, and all the things I wish I could do.
I am thinking of my family, my parents, my MIL and FIL, my BIL and SIL, and wondering why it has been such a hard year for all of us.
I am looking forward to the weekend (even though I work for a few hours on Saturday), spending time with my babies, celebrating Uberman's birthday with his family, making a dent in the pile of stuff I have to do.
I am anticipating my vacation, which is in 28 days and so desperately needed.
I am thankful that for this brief moment, my AC is not running.
Oh, I spoke to soon.
I am thankful for a new day, a brief moment of quiet time all to myself, the anticipation of the future, the small giggling voices that indicate I am no longer the only one awake, the almost ten hours I will work today and the almost 5 hours I will work tomorrow.
There are many, many things I wish I could change. But right now? I am thankful for what I have.