Saturday, December 31, 2011

GIST - Day 210


Things I am grateful for today

1. Work was busy which made the time go by.

2. I had a nice long conversation with an old friend today.

3. I went and got dinner for everyone and even though it's late, we had dinner together for the last day of the year.

4. Chris will be up to see the New Year in with me.

5. With luck, next year will be better than this one.

Friday, December 30, 2011

GIST - Day 209


Things I am grateful for today

1. I made some decisions.

2. It seems like an entire weight has been lifted by making those decisions.

3. I genuinely laughed today.

4. Chris went and bought me breakfast before they left to go hunting.

5. Dylan was able to come over today.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

GIST - Day 208


Things I am grateful for today

1. having a steady job

2. being mostly happy for the past few days

3. the weather hasn't been so cold that it's unbearable.

4. I made time for me today.

5. People have been friendly.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

GIST - Day 207


Things I am grateful for today

1. The night moved along quickly.

2. Mary & I have been friendly for over a month now.

3. I posted some pictures that everyone complimented & that made me smile.

4. I didn't cry even though I wanted to.

5. It was a good day.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

GIST - Day 206


Things I am grateful for today

1. I have the day off.

2. I mostly slept.

3. Got a few things done so I didn't feel like a total sloth.

4. Tried to smile even when I didn't feel like it.

5. Had the most amazing coffee ever.

Monday, December 26, 2011

GIST - Day 205


Things I am grateful for today

1. I worked with Hallie tonight.

2. Chris is on vacation.

3. Beth gets to go hunting with him all week.

4. I am making plans for my vacation.

5. I was nice to me today.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 30


Things I am grateful for today

1. It is Christmas Day.

2. The kids liked their stuff.

3. We spent part of the day with my parents and my sister.

4. The food was amazing.

5. I am happy today.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

GIST - Day 203


Things I am grateful for today

1. Christmas Eve night has been slow.

2. I had a pretty good day before I had to come to work.

3. Nancy floated tonight. It was fun talking to her.

4. chocolate chip cookies

5. Tomorrow is Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011

GIST - Day 202


Things I am grateful for today

1. At the Christmas party, I got a bonus.

2. I used it to get my haircut and treat myself to a mani/pedi.

3. My nails look gorgeous and I smile every time I look at them.

4. It has been slow at work.

5. People have been nice.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

GIST - Day 201


Things I am grateful for today

1. my shopping is done.

2. I am ready for Christmas to be here.

3. I got to go out to dinner with my baby.

4. I am making a concerted effort to be happy.

5. I don't have to work on Christmas Day.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

GIST - Day 200


Things I am grateful for today

1. a smile on Beth's face

2. a relatively easy night at work.

3. getting some things done that needed to be done.

4. kindness from strangers in the form of a smile

5. a warm embrace

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

GIST - Day 199


Things I am grateful for today

1. a phone call with my sister

2. music that made me dance

3. puffy clouds that made me smile

4. coffee that woke me up

5. little stress

Monday, December 19, 2011

GIST - Day 198


Things I am grateful for today

1. the quiet in the house

2. being able to get a really good nap

3. feeding myself 3 good meals today.

4. a good laugh.

5. clean sheets

Sunday, December 18, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 29


Things I am grateful for today

1. hanging out with my baby

2. we purchased the kids' "together" present and let them have it already.

3. They were super excited by the gift. (An xbox 360)

4. We got Popeye's chicken for dinner.

5. Everyone is in a good mood.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

GIST - Day 196


Things I am grateful for today

1. hunting

2. nice people.

3. good books.

4. better company

5. good food

Friday, December 16, 2011

GIST - Day 195


Things I am grateful for today

1. Nick stayed home from school.

2. It was an early release day for Beth.

3. They don't go back to school until January 2nd.

4. Christmas is almost here.

5. smiles.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

GIST - Day 194


Things I am grateful for today

1. sleep

2. being a bit happy (no matter how fleeting)

3. feeling safe

4. hugs

5. the kittens

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

GIST - Day 193


Things I am grateful for today

1. I saw my favorite guest.

2. the best breakfast sandwich ever.

3. an extended conversation with my mother.

4. using facebook to keep up with people that I might have lost contact with if it weren't for that medium.

5. being loved.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

GIST - Day 192


Things I am grateful for today

1. sunshine.

2. coffee

3. taking some me time.

4. coworkers who are wonderful

5. just a few more days until the kids are out for break.

Monday, December 12, 2011

GIST - Day 191


Things I am grateful for today

1. Soup.

2. herbal tea

3. people are friendly

4. I work overnight tonight.

5. I got to cook dinner tonight.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 28


Things I am grateful for today

1. I have been remembering to take all of my medicine.

2. I finished all of my training for work.

3. People have been nice tonight.

4. A lady said I had a lovely smile.

5. It has been cool enough for hot chocolate.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

GIST - Day 189


Things I am grateful for today

1. no one has yelled at me yet.

2. people have mostly been polite.

3. I am in a good mood.

4. Naps.

5. I finished an entire series of books.

Friday, December 9, 2011

GIST - Day 188


Things I am grateful for today

1. a busy night.

2. Christmas movies on ABC family.

3. having the time to read my favorite blogs.

4. nice conversations.

5. love.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

GIST - Day 187


Things I am grateful for today

1. Cindy works with me tonight.

2. I remembered to smile today.

3. Remembering to pay a bill on time that I usually forget.

4. Remembering to smile.

5. Being nice to me.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

GIST - Day 186


Things I am grateful for today

1. my only day off this week.

2. getting some stuff done in the house.

3. coffee and lots of it.

4. spending time with my baby until she left for church and then being home to see her afterwards.

5. kisses

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

GIST - Day 185


Things I am grateful for today

1. my schedule is all sorts of twisted around after it's original making but I managed to not get irritated.

2. 10 more days before the kids are out of school for winter break.

3. I have managed to keep up with the news but not overwhelm myself.

4. some quality time with my baby.

5. remembering I'm human.

Monday, December 5, 2011

GIST - Day 184


Things I am grateful for today

1. I work 6 days this coming week.

2. Hallie's boyfriend is finally coming home this week.

3. Mary & I have been getting along which is surprising to me.

4. I smiled today.

5. I got some much needed rest.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 27


Things I am grateful for today

1. work has been going well.

2. I am trying to pay more attention to what I need.

3. I took the time to read today.

4. I was kind to me.

5. I felt okay today.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

GIST - Day 182


Things I am grateful for today

1. coffee

2. naps

3. being loved.

4. music

5. hugs

Friday, December 2, 2011

GIST - Day 181


Things I am grateful for today

1. this year is almost over.

2. Chris decorated some for me for Christmas because I had said I wanted to do it and then haven't had time.

3. the ability to smile through the crap that is constantly being slung around.

4. my family

5. Beth (who is constantly making me laugh.)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

GIST - Day 180


Things I am grateful for today

1. some much needed rest

2. chocolate chip cookies

3. cuddly kittens

4. I turned off the news today when it got to be too much.

5. taking deep breaths.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

GIST - Day 179


Things I am grateful for today

1. the ability to know that things will get better.

2. youtube videos

3. being loved.

4. coffee

5. patience

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

GIST - Day 178


Things I am grateful for today

1. I articulated a problem and was not shut down for speaking my mind.

2. I did not cry.

3. I was mature enough to listen to another person's viewpoint.

4. I made a real meal and ate it.

5. I listened to my body and rested.

Monday, November 28, 2011

GIST - Day 177


Things I am grateful for today

1. Knowing when to be quiet.

2. re-reading old hand written journals.

3. That I actually saved those old hand written journals

4. being warm & comfortable.

5. understanding the source of my depression even if I can't "fix" it.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 26


Things I am grateful for today

1. my sister (it's her birthday today.)

2. I saw a butterfly today.

3. a well timed phone call with a friend

4. love

5. time to start a book.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

GIST - Day 175


Things I am grateful for today

1. a level of understanding

2. coffee

3. leftovers

4. the rest of the weekend off

5. random smiles from a stranger

Friday, November 25, 2011

GIST - Day 174


Things I am grateful for today

1. having the opportunity to actually get some sleep.

2. an invitation (already) to Christmas dinner at my parents' house.

3. a relatively easy night last night at work.

4. hope

5. being loved

Thursday, November 24, 2011

GIST - Day 173


Things I am grateful for today

1. good friends

2. family

3. having to work 11 to 7 over Thanksgiving because it gives me the entire day to spend with my babies.

4. cuddly kittens.

5. a spark of happiness

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

GIST - Day 172


Things I am grateful for today

1. I heard from Ms. Betty today and we got to talk for a few minutes. I am so glad about that.

2. There are only a few more hours of work.

3. Both of my children are out of the house for at least tonight. One to my sister's; one to his brother's where each of them are hanging out with their cousins.

4. I stood up for myself today.

5. I only cried for a minute over something I couldn't control. And then, I let it go.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

GIST - Day 171


Things I am grateful for today

1. getting some extra sleep

2. apple pie (not that I have eaten any yet. Just bought one.)

3. poinsettas. They are so pretty and one graces both my kitchen table and my nightstand.

4. tomorrow is a short day for Beth.

5. the kittens.

Monday, November 21, 2011

GIST - Day 170


Things I am grateful for today

1. Beth was bubbly from seeing the heart of christmas show at the Crown.

2. I felt human today for the first time in awhile.

3. I haven't cried about anything today.

4. I got a lot accomplished before leaving to come to work.

5. coffee

Sunday, November 20, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 25


Things I am grateful for today

1. Cindy is working the desk at SI tonight so floating was a lot of fun.

2. The night went marginally quicker than I thought it would.

3. I am feeling better than I was earlier when I thought I was going to pass out.

4. plans for Thanksgiving.

5. soup

Saturday, November 19, 2011

GIST - Day 168


Things I am grateful for today

1. coffee

2. a day off

3. quiet

4. fresh venison in the freezer.

5. not having to cook.

Friday, November 18, 2011

GIST - Day 167


Things I am grateful for today

1. I finally know what is wrong with me medically.

2. We have a plan of action.

3. I made it to see Beth's program and she was so happy when she spotted me that her face lit up.

4. I have stayed awake for over 24 hours now.

5. My bed is going to feel so good when I finally throw myself into it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

GIST - Day 166


Things I am grateful for today

1. working 11-7 one night a week (tonight is my night.)

2. being able to get a little bit of rest today.

3. copious amounts of coffee.

4. getting most of my clutter cleaned up

5. more sleep

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

GIST - Day 165


Things I am grateful for today

1. I got to talk to my mama for a few minutes today on her birthday.

2. a job that I like.

3. Zatarin's new frozen rice bowls

4. something on tv other than FOX news.

5. being loved.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

GIST - Day 164


Things I am grateful for today

1. being able to sleep for awhile

2. the new kitten

3. finishing a book I've been reading for awhile

4. keeping myself together for the most part.

5. a clean kitchen

Monday, November 14, 2011

GIST - Day 163


Things I am grateful for today

1. coffee

2. sunshine

3. smiles from the kids

4. a good book to read

5. hugs

Sunday, November 13, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 24


Things I am grateful  for today

1. I am loved.

2. I am learning to delegate tasks at home that I can't handle.

3. It is quiet here at the hotel. (I work until 7.)

4. I have good friends.

5. I brought the mail to work with me and in it was a card from Gina. That made my whole evening better.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

GIST - Day 161


Things I am grateful for today

1. We have a full house.

2. The kids this year are being really well behaved.

3. Nick's driving class this morning went well.

4. I had time to go grocery shopping.

5. I got what passed for a nap.

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 175

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