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I haven't had a chance to write about the frenzy that was D&A's wedding yet. I'm sorely out of my usual habits. This is due to some pretty extreme fatigue (the result of three nights in a row without adequate sleep).

However, I am grateful to say now that I feel much more like myself. I am grateful for a bit of "early to bed" to go along with my usual "early to rise." If my ankle would catch up with the program, that would be grand.

Tonight, Pete has Back to School Night. I'll be home, finishing up the tidying of our guest room... because Brittany and family will be here Friday night! Wooosh! But, the room is at least starting to come together - and that takes a lot off my mind. First - it is tidier, which is nice. Second, it is far more organized than before (I replaced the desk/shelf with shelves) so that room is going to be quite a bit more usable in the future - which is great.

And then... we get RAYNA TIME!!! Yay! We are going to help Brittany put together her Halloween Costume because Rayna is going to be Dippy for Halloween! What could be better than that? HA HA..

I think Brittany is a little bit homesick. It will be good to see them.

Then, I'm off to California. Woosh.

Now that the sewing is done and the ceremony is over, I feel a lot more relaxed. Everything went great and the wedding was wonderful, but I think I was more nervous than I realized. Now that it is done, I feel a huge sense of relief. My car is still broken. I did get my bank account fixed, though. Gee... I'm not even sure I've written about those fun times. (Friday, my car overheated in the Walgreens parking lot and then someone tried to hack into my bank account - twice). I still need to sort out the car issues... but my bank is sorted. This Mercury Retrograde has been madness... and it is going to wrap itself up while I'm in California. So, that should be interesting. As long as I get home again, that's what I care about. I've heard that the new GM at work is nice. I'll meet him next week.

So, onward. Back to journaling et al.

Gratitude

Apr. 7th, 2015 07:30 am
malgrin: (Wee Me)
I am grateful for attending a fun and interesting Meetup last night. It was fun to talk to people I have never met or haven't seen in a long while. It was outside what I "normally" do, and I think that's good for me.

This is a very busy week. I don't have any nights of "nothing."

Gratitude

Feb. 18th, 2015 07:24 am
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I am grateful that I stayed home last night. Pete said it actually made him feel less nervous that I wasn't going to go. Plus, he wants me to be as healthy as possible when we head to Seattle. No improvement on that front so far, but I keep hoping. I sewed all night - which was good. It was low-exertion and yet productive.

I had restless dreams.

Now to get through today.

Gratitude

Nov. 12th, 2014 07:33 am
malgrin: (Wee Me)
I am grateful for Pete - who finally hung Sheba the Chandelier yesterday. I don't even have all of the prisms put on yet, but she is *glorious*. Probably a bit much for our small space, but I DON'T CARE. Prisms make me happy.

Now I just need to clean up the old fixture and we need to get a hook for it and Pete can install it in my office - which will "class up the joint" and also allow me to actually SEE. Seeing for 8 hours while I work will be nice.

Additionally - Pete put the new dimmer and the new light fixture in the Pirate Room. I am grateful for this, too. The new dimmer is really chic. I now want them EVERYWHERE. The new light fixture is nice, and I can finally have two lightbulbs in the fixture (the old fixture was somehow messed up and so we couldn't get one of the dead lightbulbs out). This means, when I sew in there, I'll be able to see what I'm doing! We're shedding light on stuff all OVER the place!

I am grateful for a nice dinner. It was our anniversary - but we're actually celebrating this weekend. So, Karl came over and I made vegetarian chili with cornbread. It was beyond delicious. It was good to see Karl. He's doing well. He's getting good hours at work and so he's doing OK financially. That's always a relief. He got to see his dad for a bit last weekend, and it sounds like they had a really nice time.

I am grateful that yesterday was busier at work. The day went by relatively quickly. I hope the same will be true of today!
malgrin: (Wee Me)
I got a text this morning from Nick - he got a job! He'll be working at the same company where his mom works. So, this is good in a number of ways. First - he has a job. Second - his mom will see him frequently (probably almost daily) this way. So, someone in the family will have continuous eyes on him.

GOOD NEWS.

It would be great if Karl could be next.

Gratitude

Mar. 15th, 2014 08:46 am
malgrin: (Wee Me)
I am grateful that today I will see both of my children AND my sister and family AND Danielle. It will be quite grand.

I am also grateful for the beautiful weather we're to have today. The sun is already shining and temps are supposed to reach 68. Glorious!!!

Gratitude

Feb. 10th, 2014 07:25 am
malgrin: (Wee Me)
I am grateful that - in spite of the snow - the weekend was as much of a success as we could have hoped for. I went with Pete for Family Weekend at Brittany's rehab. I am grateful for the experience on many levels, even though I'm pretty emotionally tired right now.

I am additionally grateful that we were able to GET there - considering the road conditions and weather.

I am grateful that we had a reason that we HAD to leave the house, because I was getting into a funk having been trapped inside for days on end. Driving around and seeing how stupid the snow is all over town lightened my mood considerably.

I am grateful that it is supposed to rain and be warmer today.

I am grateful for the period of time that we were without power on Saturday night. Pete and I had to write letters to Brittany, so I lit a whole cluster of candles on the dining room table. I also lit them throughout the house, focusing primarily on the bedroom and bathroom (and I kept those doors closed to conserve any heat that the candles generated). We wrote our letters by candle light. Then, we just went to bed. It was only about 7:30, but we extinguished the candles that were in the main living spaces. I made sure the only candles burning in the bathroom were jar candles. We took a few extra candles into the bedroom, piled on some extra blankets, grabbed the cat and put him on the bed with us and we hunkered down. The candles kept the room very cozy and warm. The cat purred on my lap while I read my book (on my previously-charged Kindle). It was actually very cozy and sort of blissful. When the power came back on, we decided to just continue with our candlelit night and wound up going to sleep very early.

Speaking of which, I am grateful for extra sleep. Since we couldn't really go anywhere - and considering the emotional drain of how we were spending our days - we went to bed by 9:30 each night. I'm actually very well rested.

I will be busy at work today. I am grateful for that too. So... here we go. Monday!

Gratitude

Jan. 29th, 2014 08:00 am
malgrin: (Wee Me)
Today, I am grateful that I'm in a better mood. I am grateful for the rain. We needed it (even if it is cold and inconvenient). I am grateful for soup. I am grateful for my rolling-hills work-out at the gym. I am grateful for seeing a long-lost friend in meditation.

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