Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Count to ten? Then keep going.

Yep!  It's been one of those days/weeks.  I don't need to bring you down with my details; it's just stress and a lot of little things.

And Alexander is often shortened to Sandy!  Duh!  Fits wha?

So I need to count my blessings.  Okay; sitting here in my unflattering plaid nightshirt, clean and greased and smelling of grapefruit body butter, here we go off the top of my head without thinking, I am grateful:

  1.  ... for epsom salts and bathroom doors and zen time ... alone, alone, alone; blessedly alone!
  2. ... for thirst quenching, ice cold soda water with lime wedges and frozen strawberry.  Yum!
  3.  ... that American Idol seems to be focusing on the good singers this season and not on highlighting too many bad singers and the embarrassment and disappointment that they must feel.
  4. ... for Keith Urban.  He's a smart guy; and seems to be a kind and gentle soul as well. (And he's so good to look at!)
  5. ... for God's grace ('cause I may otherwise have tested His limits today with my bad attitude and colorful language and childish behavior.  But he lets me vent and still loves me.)
  6. ... for comfortable beds and electric heat.  (I slept on a lumpy mattress in an old drafty house for years; I know what I'm talkin' bout here.)
  7. ... for money to pay the guy who comes to shovel for me.
  8. ... for surreptitious stashes of dark chocolate.  
  9. ... for my Xmas Kobo (reading "Allegiant" -- neah, s'okay) and being only halfway through my crossword puzzle book.
  10. ... for blogs that make me laugh, and hungry (and curious), and encouraged; and gives me pause to think, thereby taking me out of my nasty self.  Thank you.


Wisewebwoman said...

Yeah, we all get them. Gratitude helps but sometimes that is even impossible.

I hope you feel more optimistic soon.


kate steeper said...

Empathy here

Kay said...

Hello Sandy! It's so wonderful to meet you. You have such a terrific blog. I'm going to wander around a bit. :- )

Kay said...

PS. I used to teach 1st grade and know this book very well.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I was just thinking this morning that the best way out of my winter blahs was to look back at the things on my thankful list. It surely did brighten my day. It is good to count your blessings!

Bonnie said...

Yes, I often refer to Alexander as well. Here in the south we have a phrase we extend to those we love when they are having an unfortunate day..."bless your heart". And I send you hugs and a heartfelt... Bless your heart.


Your list cheered me up from the winter blues.

Aunt Betsy said...

I was a children's librarian for a very long time and wish I had a dollar for every time I read that book or pulled it for a patron. My friend told me once I talk in "picture book-ese" because phrases like "this is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" popped out of my mouth instead of ugly words! LOL! Suits me just fine. One of my favorite children's poems was written by Judith Viorst, Momma Doesn't Want a Dog (it is a hoot!) I like your gratitude list!