Things I am thankful for today include but are not limited to:
Wellness: Holly is feeling much better today after a bout of the stomach flu yesterday. It was a classic 8 hour bug, she's back to her normal, chatty (VERY chatty) self today!
Fun Runs: Yesterday's Crooked River 5K race was my most enjoyable race out of the last 4 years of my running 5ks. I had a fantastic run with one of my dearest friends, Keli. We just jogged and chatted, chatted and jogged. It was delightful.
My clean house and clean laundry: After the race, we were trapped at home while Holly fought her bug. So, I cleaned the house in the morning, then the oldest and the youngest went "farming" with Dave in the afternoon. Drew and I lounged around on the couch and finished our library books while the washer and dryer did their job.
Peace and serenity: The sun came up this morning! I hopped on my bike and did a quick 8 mile tour out and around Pecatonica. The birds were chirping, it was nice and cool, those purple and white wildflowers in the ditches smell AmAzInG! AND: I saw a fox!!! A real, live, adorable fox!!! He (or she) was coming up from taking a drink out of the creek. I don't think I've ever seen one so up-close. He (or she) looked not quite full grown, but I really have no idea. I tried to snap a picture quickly with my phone, but he (or she) got camera shy right as I was about to click a pic.
So, today I do not have a new car, I do not have a nice, big, fancy house, my clothes are late 2012-Old Navy, but life is still pretty darned okay!