Thursday, November 18, 2010

In between working 7 out of the last 8 days, my attempts at gratitude have been kinda weak ... alternating between reasons why it is actually a good thing that I am committed to working night shifts for the next two years (that list was kinda hard, by the way, since I really don't care that much about the money) and my list of things I am excited for in the future (a four day weekend, meeting the cutest lil baby girl in the world on Saturday, Thanksgiving, the two days that are labeled "craft-y-ness" on my calendar, time off for Christmas and a trip to Mexico that is looking more and more like a reality). 
And while all those things are well and good - except my lame attempts to make myself feeling better about not seeing the sun recently - none of them involve now. Today.

And there are, of course, many things to be thankful for today:
1060. My husband who takes care of the dog and the dishes, especially when I am working.
1061. Meals in the freezer from our night of crazy, intense cooking night earlier this month
1062. the part of my check stub that says "PTO: 36 hours." Hey, I can not care about the money but totally care about the time off, right? 
1063. knowing that I am enough
1064. reading through the gospels in preparation to celebrate Christ's birth/life
1065. completing a project I have been working on for awhile (pics to follow)
1066. Loki resting his head on my foot while he sleeps next to me during the day
1067. the fact that the workers are done working right outside my bedroom window
1068. team work with new co-workers
1069. favorite sweaters ready for another winter
1070. the laundry room all to myself, late at night 
1071. knowing answers to questions at work
1072. starting IV's again
1073. days without the computer and internet
1074. being consistent with P90x - not every day but usually what we have planned for (4 - 5 times a week) and seeing the changes
1075. the window scraper
1076. and heat blasting on feet on my drive home

  1077. Oh, and it's Thursday! My work week is done and I can taste the freedom - in the form of time with my husband, dog, family and friends.

1 comment:

Life With the Lopez Family said...

Mexico??? Where??? When??? Why???