Because my job does not often have the kind of insane weeks I had this past week. For my still relatively new habit of yoga that helps to keep my body from feeling the insane quite as much. For good friends. I feel so lucky to have gone to college where we did. I know not everyone loves their college as much as I/we did and I am so so so thankful to my aunt for suggesting it, for my mom for taking me to visit the first time and for laying out the money for it. Life-changing, in the best sort of way.
Completed something important.
Remembered the password for this little blog.
Volunteered. Twice in one day.
Was rewarded for karmic volunteering by having the second thing be cancelled, so I could go shopping rather than coaching in the rain.
Found a thing I’d been coveting for a ridiculously good price in a very unexpected place.
Seem to have dodged bronchitis. Cough downgraded from death-wracks to lung-rattlers. Hallelu!
Have an important meeting tomorrow. Well, two of them. Was freaking out pesky cough but remembered not to sweat the small stuff. I am awesome and professional, whether or not I give you a lung.
For a job that pays the bills. For good books. For crazy goose-chases in pursuit of a single ingredient in a new-to-me cookie. (I live in a major city, it’s just not possible that it’s not available *anywhere*!)
Fixed a roof yesterday. This was a first for me, both in terms of skills and in terms if balance, so I was happy. It was also the first dry afternoon for an eternity, so I was also able to get the garden mostly ready for its redesign. My cheap, poorly designed raised beds have rotted a bit so it’s time for a rejig – wider paths, fewer beds, and no more of the raspberries taking over all of the everywhere. End of an era, but the sides lasted about 8 years longer than expected. I thank them for their service, and look forward to finally correcting some design mistakes.
1. Been a snot factory for a week, so very pleased to have sinuses again.
2. Can both walk in a straight line and see dry(ish) sky today, so will hopefully be able to finally fix the poor shed roof.
Wobbly today, but how wonderful that this hardly ever happens these days. I lose a few hours a month, and yesterday I pushed it by exercising while ill.
We were going walking with friends today, so I’m grateful that plans are changeable. I’m also glad for a day at home, since the garden could do with a pottering day and this book won’t read itself. Nice problem to have.
1. There are bluetits building nests in both of our birdhouses.
2. The sun also rises.
For the rain which held off until after my errand-running this afternoon.
For winter weather which is, all things relatively speaking, pleasant. For a week at work which was tiring and very busy, but which was not too overwhelming. For new albums from bands I like. For lip balm.
For time with my family, particularly the littles who are growing so fast. For being able to be helpful in a mini-crisis. For travel, despite its frustrations. For holiday meals and desserts. For yoga upon my return after an absence that felt lengthy. For knitting and reading and lovely thoughtful gifts. For a new cookbook to add to my collection and for using one that’s been on the shelf for a bit, to make something delicious to share. For time off. For being able to watch the snow at home and not having to shovel it.