I’m grateful for Spring Break. Both my daughters were able to get away while my ex and I had to work. This was a good change from their daily “ground hog day” routines, which has been something they both really needed. I’m glad they had the opportunity to enjoy time with their friends. Spring Break has also showed an increase in traveling passengers which was encouraging for both my industry and hopefully our economy. I look forward to life after the pandemic. It was nice to see full planes and actual people on the beaches.

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Last week I received a text from my girlfriend who brought to my attention that this month is Woman’s History Month and Monday, March 8th, is International Woman’s Day. She wanted to remind me to acknowledge and appreciate all the women in my life, then continued to list them off to me. It’s one thing to know you have a lot of close friends of the opposite sex, and it’s another to have your partner not only give each of them by name, yet do so in a way that also shows her appreciation they enrich and bring joy into her partner’s life as well.

 

I don’t believe her expectation was for me to post a blog showing my appreciation. I think she had meant for me to text a strong woman quote to my close friends followed by, “I appreciate you, Happy Inspirational Woman’s Day.” As I always tend to do, I figured I’d go one step further. Read more

I’m grateful for my Valentine’s Day breakfast and dinner. As mentioned last week, I had planned to make Monte Crisco Eggs Benedict, which was absolutely amazing! Plus, I had leftovers the next morning for breakfast. And the Mac and Cheese Pizza was the bomb. I ate leftovers for two days! I’m grateful my girlfriend and I wrapped Valentine’s Day presents together and decorated the kitchen table while the kids slept, so it looked inviting for them when they woke up. I may have gotten too much chocolate, although, I’m grateful for the sweet snacks throughout the rest of the time I spent at her house. Wait! One really can never get too much chocolate! I’m grateful for a laid back day as we prepared for the winter storm that was coming.

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