My internet besties are amazing. We've been connected for well over a year now and we talk regularly. We celebrate our joys and we commiserate our troubles together. We also share about our obsessions, from bags to planners and everything in between. They've been a wonderful group to be with.
Today, I received a generous surprise in the mail. A wonderful card and a beautiful bag that I will treasure. I was so blown away by the thoughtfulness. I had to get online and share with them my surprise and my gratitude. Then I sat down across the table from The RacDad for lunch and we had this conversation.
Me: I am so grateful for these amazing women.
RacDad: Yep. They're pretty awesome.
Me: Why is the word grateful spelled g-r-a-t-e? Shouldn't it be g-r-e-a-t? Because grate is to cut something into small pieces by running it over a slotted sharp object. Great is good.
RacDad: Well, grateful is derived from the word "gratitude".
Me: Oh, yeah. Well then shouldn't it be gratiful? That would make more sense.
RacDad (with a suspicious look on his face): Yes dear, you're right. It should be gratiful.
This is a common type of conversation around our house; random tangents that have nothing to do with the actual conversation. I call them our "squirrel moments". And I guess this is my way of saying "Thank you so much" to my wonderful ladies that I treasure. And I look forward to the adventures I'll have with my Dahling new bag.....starting with graduation next weekend. This will be fun to document and share with you all.