Monday, February 25, 2013


Life has been crazy the last few weeks. My laptop is fried; I can’t get it to turn on other than to say that it didn’t shut down properly and then it’s a vicious cycle from there. It’s at least 4 years old, add a toddler pounding on it all the time on top of age, it’s on its last leg. My Kindle doesn’t let me bring up the keyboard when I try to type a post in Blogger so I’ve just been up a creek. I’m not about to attempt updating you, other than to say I had a fabulous 34th birthday and I think I’ve purchased at least 12 new pairs of shoes this month, all with the exception of like 2, are heels. Yes, I’m feeling pretty great about life these days. It’s nice not feeling like a frump all the time.

Saturday afternoon I was looking in my closet for an empty notebook for Keith to use and I came across a fun little piece of my past. I thought I would share some of it here for some refreshing giggles and hopefully I can get back to my regular posting. This will likely be more hilarious to me than to you.

First thing I noticed in the notebook was a list of Characteristics I need in a Husband. I won’t share them all but one made me laugh particularly hard and I wanted to share. For those that know me well, this will ring true.

“Laid back / easy going – can handle my obnoxious intensity.” LOL. Nuff said.

The first part of the notebook was a gratitude journal I started in February 2000. I wrote 10 things each day I was grateful for. It was fun to read through some of these and I got a few good laughs too. Below are some of the entries. 

My Gratitude Journal (from the year 2000)
I’m grateful for Books and knowledge.
I'm grateful for privacy.
I love food and I love to eat.
I'm grateful for legs that I can walk freely
Cereal is delicious.
Free cable is great too.
Without toothpaste or a brush I wouldn't have any teeth because they'd all be rotten.
I'm glad the sun is shining. It is beautiful today.
I'm grateful that there are so many good looking guys around. I love boys!!
Telephones are nice so I can talk to my family when I never get to see them.
I'm grateful for lotion to keep my skin from cracking in this weather.
I'm grateful for leap year so I have an extra day to find $ for my rent.
I'm glad I started this so when I'm unhappy it forces me to find things to be grateful for.
Electricity is a wonderful modern convenience. I wouldn't want to live without it.
Same with plumbing. I love indoor toilets.
I'm finally done with my physical therapy. My should, neck and back feel great. I'm so thankful to all those who have helped me to get better.
I'm grateful to be home alone once in awhile. It is quiet & peaceful & nice.
Today Aunt Do called me to see if I was ok. I'm so grateful that they love and support me even when I don't write for a long time.
I'm grateful for free food!
I'm so thankful for an internal clock that wakes me when I sleep through my alarm, otherwise I'd still be in bed.
I love playing night games.
It's nice that they deliver pizza to your door so you don't have to go out in the snow.
My dad is awesome for bringing me new blades for my windshield wipers.
I'm grateful that I have parents who are in tune with the spirit and know when I'm having a hard time. Especially when I am too proud to call and ask for help.

I only did this for about 8 days. Maybe I should start again. :)

1 comment:

  1. LOVE it!!! Such a sweet, bright post. I used to do a gratitude journal too. Now, I do a proud journal, and try to list a few things I'm proud I did that day. It's a way to give myself a little more credit each day. So often, I feel like I suck at the various things I'm trying to do in my life. It's nice to go back to my journal and see things like, "I was patient with Lil today," or "I did something nice for my sick neighbor." It helps! Miss you, mama, and am always happy to read your blog!