Monday, October 31, 2011

GIST - Day 149

Things I am grateful for today

1. it is raining.

2. I got a chance to cook a real meal for the second night in a row.

3. eating decently for a change.

4. conversations with friends.

5. coffee

Sunday, October 30, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 22

Things I am grateful for today

1. working night audit.

2. being off tomorrow.

3. having affordable health insurance (the last bill I got was scary outrageous)

4. a quiet evening.

5. managing to get some sleep before having to be at work.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

GIST - Day 147

Things I am grateful for today

1. Music

2. It's been a pretty nice evening.

3. hugs

4. kisses

5. keeping my mouth shut.

Friday, October 28, 2011

GIST - Day 146

Things I am grateful for today

1. knowing when to back off

2. the ability to laugh at myself.

3. learning to listen

4. letting go of old anger

5. not always having to be right.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

GIST - Day 145

Things I am grateful for today

1. finding the memory card for my digital camera

2. feeling pretty today

3. having a productive conversation with Chris

4. being loved

5. sunshine

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

GIST - Day 144

Things I am grateful for today

1. Elizabeth seems to be on the mend. (She's been sick all week.)

2. Having a chance to have a serious conversation with my son.

3. He is doing okay after all that has happened this week.

4. Some time to sit quietly and reflect.

5. Getting a decent nap.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

GIST - Day 143

Things I am grateful for today

1. I got caught up with some stuff.

2. Catilyn is alive (a blessing in and of itself)

3. Nick chose to go to school today when my inclination was to keep him home.

4. People have been pretty amazing.

5. Being loved.

Monday, October 24, 2011

GIST - Day 142

Things I am grateful for today

1. I didn't freak out when I heard there was a shooting at my son's high school.

2. The young girl who got shot, one of Nick's friends, is alive at this moment.

3. The outpouring of support from the surrounding area.

4. I got to hug my child when they finally were able to come home.

5. Having a day off.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 21

Things I am grateful for today

1. being loved

2. my phone (which is amazing & I manage to get so much done with it.)

3. my sister who always knows when to text or call

4. keeping in touch with old friends and making new ones.

5. Chris

Saturday, October 22, 2011

GIST - Day 140

Things I am grateful for today

1. coffee

2. sunshine

3. my children

4. naps

5. a job I love.

Friday, October 21, 2011

GIST - Day 139

Things I am grateful for today

1. I ate breakfast.

2. I remembered to take all of my medicine.

3. I successfully read a chapter in my book.

4. I got the chance to share a smile today.

5. I made time for me.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

GIST - Day 138

Things I am grateful for today

1. a place to vent even if I don't use it often.

2. the desire to never stop learning.

3. my local public library

4. peace and quiet

5. coffee on the back porch listening to the birds sing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

GIST - Day 137

Things I am grateful for today

1. smiles from random strangers

2. hugs from Beth.

3. the picture she drew for me.

4. fluffy clouds

5. taking pictures

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

GIST - Day 136

Things I am grateful for today

1. being loved

2. a good book to read

3. the kitten who never fails to amuse me.

4. a positive balance in my checking account

5. music

Monday, October 17, 2011

GIST - Day 135

Things I am grateful for today

1. social media

2. a job I like

3. coworkers that make me laugh

4. the medicine that keeps me alive

5. being understood

Sunday, October 16, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 20

Things I am grateful for today

1. coffee

2. all the laundry is done

3. a loving family

4. sunshine

5. football

Saturday, October 15, 2011

GIST - Day 133

Things I am grateful for today

1. I woke up to a text message on my phone and when I texted back, a short conversation was had.

2. Another short conversation took place late this afternoon. (Baby steps.)

3. We are sold out for the evening thanks to a tour bus.

4. I took the time to go get something decent to eat for supper tonight instead of just eating a microwave meal.

5. I managed to get some decent sleep today before I had to come in.

Random Thoughts

It's early morning & I can't sleep. Beth woke me up accidentally while trying to wake her daddy because he didn't hear his alarm go off. Today is the opening day of deer season & she was determined they were not going to miss a single minute of it. Her enthusiasm for something he loves so much is refreshing.                   
I made a pot of coffee & I'm sitting here listening to the aquarium bubble. The kitten is curled up in my lap purring in her sleep. I should be relaxed. Coffee & quiet are my 2 favorite things in the morning. I'm not though. I have a million things on my mind today & no idea what to do about most of them.

I have to work later today & then I am off tomorrow. Last night was busy & I managed to encounter some of the rudest people ever. I understand being tired & frustrated but I don't understand being ugly to the people who are merely attempting to do their job & ultimately help you. Seems counter productive to be an ass to them. That's just my thought though.

A couple got hit crossing the road in front of the hotel on Thursday evening. The woman passed away Friday morning & her husband is in critical condition. I can't begin to describe how I feel about it. A lot sad; a bit horrified. They were returning from supper at the restaurant across the street. It makes my heart heavy.

I'm at loose ends at the moment. I think I'm going to lay back down for awhile. Today is going to be a long day.

Friday, October 14, 2011

GIST - Day 132

Things I am grateful for today

1. Work was hectic but we sold out.

2. I didn't lose my cool with a woman who was trying her best to aggravate me into being unprofessional.

3. Chris got to come home at lunchtime and he let me take a nap until I needed to get up for work.

4. I finally cried (which is really a good thing.)

5. I sent an email that merely said "I hope you are doing well" and I got a response 2 minutes later.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

GIST - Day 131

Things I am grateful for today

1. working the night audit shift last night/this morning.

2. I got a bit of a nap today after getting home and having breakfast.

3. I didn't put any pressure on myself to get anything done.

4. I started reading a new book. Fourth Sunday by B.W. Read. The book is amazingly good.

5. I will get to go to bed early this evening.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

GIST - Day 130

Things I am grateful for today

1. I got my house mostly clean.

2. There is no longer a mountain of laundry staring me in the face when I walk into my room.

3. I managed to find and return everything to the library that needed to go back.

4. There are only a few more days of drivers education for Nick.

5. I didn't cry.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

GIST - Day 129

Things I am grateful for today

1. I made it through the day without a meltdown.

2. Work was tolerable.

3. Hallie and I shared the floating duties tonight. She did the floating part and I cleaned the bus room.

4. I was able to hold it together. (I think this was also my grateful post number 1 but it was monumental today for reasons that I won't put here because this is a gratitude section and not a "woe is me" section.)

5. It rained and it was lovely. And fitting.

Monday, October 10, 2011

GIST - Day 128

Things I am grateful for today

1. Chris making coffee before he goes to work in the mornings.

2. the floating shift has been fairly steady which has prevented me from obsessing and/or crying over the events of today.

3. That I had the foresight to not cry over a situation particularly while I was at work.

4. being able to get something of a nap today.

5. Hallie has kept me laughing most of the night.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 19

Things I am grateful for today

1. a relatively quiet evening.

2. advil for the headache I have been brewing all day.

3. my phone.

4. Chris

5. a job I like.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Really I am testing

Having gotten my very first smart phone in September, I am experimenting with the many apps that are available for it. So imagine my pleasure at discovering Blogger has an app.

I am basically writing this post to test out the application. I think I may like it.

GIST - Day 126

Things I am grateful for today

1. Working the night audit shift.

2. Feeling pretty good over the past few days.

3. making the decision to merge the blogs.

4. dipping my toes into the water of design again.

5. actually having a reason to smile.

Friday, October 7, 2011

GIST - Day 125

Things I am grateful for today

1. We had the money available to go get new tires which would have thrown us in a bind before.

2. Monopoly is back at McDonalds.

3. Taking a short break from social media. It's one of the smarter things I have done recently.

4. a conversation with a really good friend.

5. spending some time with Chris before having to go to work tonight.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

GIST - Day 124

Things I am grateful for today

1. Cindy worked with me tonight again.

2. It's been fairly steady at the hotel for the past few days.

3. Sharing inside jokes with Chris that makes other people think we may be a bit strange.

4. having time to start a memoir by Stacy Morrison. It's a really good read.

5. Banana pudding. (Walter brought it to me on Wednesday.)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

GIST - Day 123

Things I am grateful for today

1. Beth didn't break her wrist. It was just sprained. After resting it and some ice packs, it is better.

2. I didn't freak out even though I wanted to.

3. It's been an easy night at work.

4. I remembered to eat and take all of my meds today.

5. sunshine

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

GIST - Day 122

Things I am grateful for today

1. I had today off after working night audit. I like that shift but it leaves me sort of dragging after I get off work.

2. I got to take a nap until almost 2:30.

3. Chris made arrangements for Nick to be carried to school this morning because they both missed the bus so that I wouldn't have to take him after getting home.

4. Coffee first thing in the morning.

5. random text messages

Monday, October 3, 2011

GIST - Day 121

Things I am grateful for today

1. It is Chris's 34th birthday.

2. I don't work until 11 tonight.

3. I managed to get a bit of a nap today.

4. I had time to cook supper and make him a cheesecake.

5. He got to take the day off and go hunting for his birthday.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 18

Things I am grateful for today

1. We had a bus at work.

2. Despite being the "floater" tonight, it went quickly and I wasn't bored to tears like I normally am when I work the floating shift.

3. Matt was the desk clerk next door which made the night go by faster.

4. I had a good day before leaving to come to work.

5. I have been in a good mood most of the day.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

GIST - Day 119

Things I am grateful for today

1. I was off work today.

2. Finding screen protectors for the phone after looking at 5 different places.

3. Having the opportunity for Dylan to come over for the afternoon.

4. Spending some time with Beth.

5. Getting my room straightened out and the kids helping clean up the living room.

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 175

It's been awhile since I have done one of these although my offline gratitude practice remains on point. In no particular order, here ar...