Thankful Thursday: For the women in my life

Shew, what a day! What a week!

It was my birthday week. Once you have a 3 in front of your age, birthdays really become less and less eventful. On my birthday, I spent the day traveling to Chicago with my IRL pals, Megan and Liz. While, I would like to say it was to shop or something fun, it was to hear the 2011 Trust Barometer results from a PR agency.

Regardless, I got some yummy cheese and amazing garlic and parsley butter from Fair Oaks on the way home. Love.

Did I mention butter? I ate most of it from dipping crackers in it. Thankful.

Then yesterday, I got the chance to spend an hour with Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor, Becky Skillman and about 30 other mommy bloggers.

It is alway great to meet fellow moms who are passionate about their families, their food, and their state. While this many women will never agree on any issue, there is so much that can be learned from the chance to discuss topics face to face.

It is just great to have fellow moms to talk to, IRL and virtually. Thankful.

And you know if you are a working mom, there are days that connecting the dots is sometimes nearly impossible. Well, today was one of them. Thursday happen to be the day that we are nannyless. And of course today the husband is out of town. So, I pulled out of the driveway at 7:10 am to head 25 miles south to drop the kids off at school so I can turn back north and drive 60 miles to work. Needless to say I got there at 9:15 am. Yeah, I need medication to just stay sane till 9 am.

Normally the route is redone in the afternoon so I can get the kids picked up by 4 pm. Not today. Meetings. Important meetings. That is when my dear friend, Mandi, saved me. She so willingly let my kids come play with her kids until I could get there at 5:30 pm. That is the best kind of love I can ever get. Texts that say “no worries, take your time.” Someone who just hugs me goodbye as my kids climb her tree in the front yard is better than any expensive gift. Love. Thankful.

I wish I could say that was the end of the day, but to no avail…more meetings. And boy were the kids troopers. Two hours worth of meetings and no screaming was had. By me or the kids:) Thankful.

And now, now I am so excited to meet the Pioneer Woman tomorrow night, I am not going to be able to sleep. At. All.

And by my side smiling from ear to ear as we meet our her, my fellow farmwives and friends. Thankful.

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  1. The Wife of a Dairyman says

    What a great event you attended! And meeting the Pioneer Woman, how wonderful is that! P.W. was just in my neck of the woods…San Francisco but I was attending the World Ag Expo and couldn't go to her book signing! Hope to meet her sometime in the future. Can't wait to hear about your experience:)

  2. Carla says

    Can't vouch for Thurs., but I do know he was working at the Farm Show on Fri. as I stopped and chatted a minute! We even joked about the fact that you're never home at the same time being the reason your marriage works! I sure know that feeling!!!

  3. Becky Skillman says

    I wanted to thank you for coming to the Statehouse. This is the first time I’ve done a roundtable like this, but I’m glad I did. If ever I needed a group of advisers, I certainly have a group of knowledgeable, clever and creative women to call upon.

    Leah – thanks for taking the time to participate in the event. Your insight on agriculture is valued, and will only help to move Indiana forward.

    Becky Skillman

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