Happy Friday everyone! It is a beautiful day here is KC. The sky is blue and the sun is shining. Both the kids are at school and I am on the back porch with my computer, a cup of coffee and a great podcast playing in the background. All things to be grateful for, for sure. What a great day!
Here are a few more moments of gratitude from this past week:
I Can’t Even…..
I am not sure I am grateful for this, but it sure gave my kids and I a good laugh this week.
When you run a website there are a lot of background technical things that go on, most of are way above my skill set.
This past week I moved my site from http to https (and by “I”, I mean I paid someone to do it for me). That means that Google will now rate my website as secure. To get this accomplished I had to spend a lot of time in something called Google Search Console. Now I am not 100% sure how to use this tool to its full potential. But one thing I do know is that it tells you which user queries your web site shows up for. Wait for it…………..
The top 3 queries that Mom’s Dinner currently shows up for are…..
- Hairy Mom
- Easy Marinated Chicken
- Armpit Fart
IS THIS FOR REAL, PEOPLE!!????
The only reason I can think this happened is from my gratitude post a couple weeks ago titled Friday Gratitude- Hairy Armpit & Spring Snow , it must have triggered Google. Great! Why couldn’t Google be triggered for, oh… I don’t know… recipe, dinner, food, cooking….
Hopefully in the next couple weeks I will have more RECIPE queries showing up in my Google Search Console. But for today I will laugh…..hard!
I was thankful this week for the laugh my kids and I got from hairy mom and armpit fart.
As parents it is so easy to get stuck in the mundane repeat of our day. It can feel like we are running on autopilot just to get to the end of the day. And it can be very easy for small moments of gratitude to pass us by without a thought.
Our morning routine is something that runs on autopilot day after day…. make the coffee, feed the kids, make the lunches, get dressed, do the hair, drive to school.
My morning always ends by driving Kyle to pre-school. Usually on this drive I am thinking about what needs to get done that day, what recipe I am working on, Instagram, Facebook, weather, etc….
This week Kyle shook me right out of my morning robot mode!
We were driving along and my mind was racing thru what I would accomplish that day. Until I realized I could hear Kyle softly singing to himself in the back seat. It was such a soft sweet whisper. I couldn’t make out what he was singing. But, it was so incredibly sweet.
My mind quickly focused on his little voice for the rest of the drive.
I was so grateful that I was able to be present in that moment and appreciate that little part of our day.
If there is one thing that I will ALWAYS be grateful for, it is when someone offers to brush my hair. Especially if I don’t have to ask or beg.
It puts me in a complete transe. When I was pregnant with Kyle, my husband would brush my hair for 30 minutes at a time, until I was basically drooling!
This week my daughter said “Mom, I’m going to go shoot hoops outside and when I come in I’m going to brush your hair”. Ummmmm OK!! That was music to my ears!
I was so grateful for an unsolicited 15 minute hair brushing this week!!!!