Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Gratitudes

Happy Sunday! Here are some of the things that I have felt grateful for this week:
  • Flowers! I just love this time of year when everything begins to bloom and splashes of color appear everywhere!
  • Making the time to cook more thoughtful meals. Lately I seem to have been just slapping dinner together with whatever is easy. But this past week I have planned and enjoyed cooking (and eating) a few meals that were just a bit less mundane. I really enjoy cooking, when I allow myself the time to stop and enjoy it!
  • The sweet notes that Finn writes to me all of the time. He is such a kind soul.
  • The way that the kids' dad and I are communicating and being flexible with scheduling. It makes this whole mess a lot more reasonable to deal with.
  • My spring term classes filling in a day. When I decided to teach 2 classes next term, instead of just one class like I have been teaching for the past 5 years, there was a little bit of worry that both classes may not fill. But, I had a waitlist for both classes, on day 1 of registration. So both of my classes are a go! That means I will be much busier next term, but will also have a little bit of extra money for some fun adventures this summer.
  • My full life. It may not be perfect, or anywhere close to what I imagined, but I have what I need. Amazing friends, amazing kids, a job, lots of pets, and plenty of hobbies and adventures to keep me busy. My life is far from dull, and I feel lucky.

What have you felt grateful for this week?

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  1. Beautiful list Mama!

    How important it really is to wade through everything we go through in life and amplify the positive with gratitude !

    So nice to have found your lovely blog :-)

    Love Sita

  2. Congratulations on filling your classes, that is wonderful news. Your photos are beautiful, and have me thinking of spring :)

  3. yay to having your classes filled. I am happy for you. I've been slapping meals together as well.