This girl!

This girl!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Ten things of thankful.

This week I have been a bit overwhelmed and stressed about all the things that are going on with Sophia. It seems like I have a lot of things to think about all at once: get ready for Sophia's surgery, keep an eye on her at all times to make sure that the increased seizure medicine dose is working, make sure I talk to the doctor about her braces, study for the citizenship test, study for a test for work, keep working on teaching Sophia to feed herself... the list is endless. So this is one of those weeks when I really need to come up with at least 10 thinks I'm thankful for, it does help to see that not everything is bad:
 

Ten Things of Thankful

  1. My husband: He said today that Sophia is lucky to have a mommy like me! To hear my partner say that in a moment when I needed it the most is priceless.
  2. AC...again: The humidity has been brutal the last couple of days, I don't know what I would do if our central air was still broken.
  3. Sophia's smile: It takes just seeing her smiling to recharge and keep going.
  4. The fact that Sophia wants my attention: I remember when we tried to get her engaged in a toy or a game with us and got nothing, she was in her own little world. She couldn't care less if we where in the same room or not and that used to upset me a lot. Now, Sophia is always looking for interaction, she crawls to the couch and asks me to pick her up, or sometimes she looks at me from her tent and grunts at me asking me to play with her. Love it!
  5. My friends: I mention something about my stressful week on Facebook and it felt very good to read the comments from friends encouraging me and telling me that it's going to be ok.
  6. Skype: I spent a really nice afternoon yesterday talking to my dad while I was making dinner, I put the IPad on the counter and it was as if he was here, Sophia smiled when she saw him and "talked" to him! 
  7. Boston Market: For a while we were going out to dinner a lot and spending a lot of money on restaurants each week so we decided to cut down a bit and for some reason we always passed by Boston market until now and boy am I glad we did! Good food, reasonable price and you still get to sit down and you don't have to leave a tip!
  8. Pintrest!  My name is Natalia and I am a Pintrest addict. 
  9. Home made trial mix: The store bought ones always come with something I don't like, making my own  ensures me that every bite has exactly what I like.
  10. My Bluetooth device: My husband got me a Bluetooth device for my car so I could listen to the music I have in my phone. I love it because that way I can listen to my own bilingual mix.

21 comments:

  1. I hooked up through the 10 things site. Sophia is so adorable...I'm sorry you're having such a tough week but you seem to have really pulled it off anyway...I'm off to read the rest of your blog...I feel like I need to catch up on this little girl! I have so many questions but will read first and ask questions later!=)

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    1. Thank you, and when you are ready, ask away!! ;)

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  2. Hang in there! There have been years in the past where I was just in "survival mode." It was hard for me to focus on anything beyond the basics. It sounds like even though life is hectic, not only are you surviving, you're meeting Sophia's needs and also taking time to focus on the positive. Way to go!

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    1. Thank you, I'm trying to stay positive cause I won't get anything done if I just sit there and cry, sometimes it helps just to say it out loud, take a deep breath and keep going.

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  3. Aww *hugs* sorry your week's been tough. I'm glad thinking of Ten Things was helpful - that's what I want it to do for people, and you're MAKING it happen. You rock.

    Also amazed at your ingenuity of making your own trail mix. I'm sure that would never occur to me. Well done for thinking outside the box.

    So lovely to hear that Sophia's doing so well in her development. I can't imagine how hard it must've been when she wasn't engaging with you, and now she's actively seeking you out - what amazing progress.

    Lastly, I want to shake your husband by the hand and give him a hi-five. What a completely AWESOME man you have, for giving you such a wonderful and beautifully timed compliment :D

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    1. Thank you and yes, this blog hop and helped a lot, thank you for creating it and letting me participate every week. I lucked out with my wonderful husband!!

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  4. Sounds like your husband truly understands you and knows what you need most of the time. Encouragement and music are wonderful things to give.
    Each week I am glad to learn more of Sophia's story and progress. She has come a long way, and much of it has to do with the way you and your husband are raising her.
    I pray your coming week is a bit easier. We all get overwhelmed sometimes, and I'm glad you are taking the time to contemplate the good from the week. It does help, I think.

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    1. Thank you so much for kind comment, she is an amazing little girl and she has come a long way. I am trying to focus in one thing at a time hoping that this week we get some things done.

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  5. Awww, #6 is my favorite. That is very sweet. I love how attentive your husband is to your needs. I also like making my own trail mix. Sometimes it's only almonds and dried cranberries. Sometimes its raisins and sunflower seeds. It just depends on what I'm in the mood for.

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    1. Thank you, I know!! I can add raisins if I'm the mood for something sweet or just nuts if I want something savory, love it!

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  6. You are a wonderful mom to Sophia! It's obvious by the loving way you write about her and the joy you get in watching her grow and learn. I'm glad your husband also sees what a jewel you are!

    I hope this week is less stressful for you.

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    1. Aww thank you so much! this week is a little bit busy but I will get things done by Wednesday so hopefully Thursday and Friday will be just fun :-)

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  7. ...what can you say about the current state of technology, except, 'damn! how cool is it to be able to have a realtime video call with someone in your kitchen'

    very nice

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    1. Damn is right!! It was awesome, we even had coffee together!

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  8. I love your list and was sorry to read that this has been a tough week. I love that you talked to your dad on Skype while making dinner - technology is wonderful. And it's HUGE that Sophia wants your attention! I love it!

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    1. I was very overwhelmed, this week I hope to get some issues resolved and then relax by the end of the week.
      Technology is amazing! I facetimed my husband today while I was at work and I called out Sophia's name and she looked at the door looking for me, then she saw me on the IPad and started "talking" and smiling! it was awesome!

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  9. I love FB Friends and Skype. Sounds lke you had a tough week but you made it through and are still grateful. That's wonderful.

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    1. Yeah, that's why I love this bloghop, it does really help.

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  10. It is so great when family acknoweldges what we do each day! Yay to your husband!

    Smiling kids should be on our lists every week! :-)

    So cool that you skyped with your dad while cooking! Isn't it awesome what technology allows us to do!?

    Sorry you had a rough week. Here's to hoping this one will be better! :-)

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    1. You are right, smiling kids should be on our lists every week!

      Yes, I am really really grateful for technology, can you imagine waiting weeks for a letter to hear from your loved ones? even if you could talk on the phone, just to see them while you do it makes a big difference.

      Thank you, I am having a better week so far.

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  11. De todos los posts que colocas en los que agradeces me parecen tan lindos, por que es una forma de liberarse de todo lo que esta alrededor, de cerrar los ojos y ver lo positivo, de sentir alegría, de vivir, de demostrar el cariño que hay en tu corazón, que hermosos mensajitos colocas.

    Besitos

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