Category: gratitude

  • Thankful Thursday

    Starting this practice again. Our single-story home. We’ve been here for 2 years now, and it’s still the right decision. Unpacked some boxes this week. (We’re old and thus have lots of stuff.) Chosen family. Twitter friends. My mobility scooter, which makes events and shopping easier.

  • Thankful Thursday

    An occasional exercise in gratitude. Work is going well; I have a new boss who is not only on my side, but inspiring. Levothyroxine and asthma meds, which keep me functional. New cpap, now with built-in humidifier. Close friends who shared hugs and helped discuss the election. Vaccines  Himself, who made lasagna for dinner. (I […]

  • Some Good Things

    Photos have surfaced on Flikr of Integrity Puget Sound & various Episcopal parishes in the Seattle Pride Parade. Things that happen in Seattle: Officers assisted a man who took an early morning office chair ride.  (No one was hurt.) A new Donna Andrews book, The Hen of the Baskervilles, has arrived. A new Stop Paying Attention comic! The […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    [An occasional exercise in gratitude.] It’s Thursday.  I made it to Thursday. Monday I took 5 hours out of my day for a training class on interviews (with a special focus on behavioral interviewing, joy) followed by working late. Then my carpool buddy and I drove to the 1 post office still open so he could drop […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    [An occasional exercise in gratitude.] 1) Getting things done at work. 2) Realized I was feeling a bit fuzzy-headed and tired everytime I took my SSRI.  Being able to notice this sort of thing is somewhat new.  3) Successfully tapered down to a low dose without problems.  (Why? It’s been nearly two years since I […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    [An occasional exercise in gratitude] It’s Thursday and I’m thankful for…. I belong to a church where women wearing pants to church is common.  As are women in leadership.  1-year anniversary at work.  My signing bonus is now all mine, instead of something I have to pay back if I leave.  Also I get another week’s vacation […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    Things that I am thankful for: 1 The man of the house packed a yummy lunch for me today.  He also cooked each night I was home this week. 2 AC. Most houses in Seattle don’t have AC.  I don’t regret installing ours, even if we barely used it last year. 3 A job where […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    [an occasional exercise in gratitude] It’s Thursday and I’m thankful for… Being thanked for work I did on an event. Being complimented on my writing and this blog. Between blackout curtains and weight lifting I’m mostly getting enough sleep this summer. Physically feeling the benefits of regular strength training. Splurging on a few summer tops & such. […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    [an occasional exercise in gratitude] 1. The man of the house is no longer in the hospital with a 104F (40C) fever.  (That…was scary.) 2. My new job has better health insurance than we had previously. (I’d prefer a single-payer solution, but it’s what I’ve got.) 3. Hospice care is providing more monitoring for my […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    [an occasional exercise in gratitude] Things appear to be getting into “routine” with the parent, instead of “crisis-to-crisis”. I’ve also been able to cross some major tasks off my list, and more are in sight. Adding more tasks to my to-do list (managing the parent’s mail and bills, coordinating his care, etc) is making me focus […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    [an occasional exercise in gratitude] My father has been in his new Adult Family Home for over a week and is doing well. The political-bloggers-with-zombies novel Feed that I’ve been compulsively re-reading for the last year did not win the “Best Novel” Hugo but it came in second.  Feed and its sequel Deadline are by Mira Grant aka Seanan McGuire. While […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    [an occasional exercise in gratitude] Sherlock is on Netflix instant streaming. A mild summer. My new dress (this, size H, in blue) fits great, is nice and cool, and has pockets. My father and his new care home appear to be getting along. I am getting enough sleep and my anxiety is decreasing. Next weekend will […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    [An occasional exercise in gratitude.] At the moment I’m thankful for: My temp gig is continuing to go fairly well. My father is doing better. I got over my “but things can’t get better” thinking and saw my ARNP about my anxiety, insomnia, and depression symptoms.  My ARNP prescribed Celexa (for depression) and Ambien (for […]

  • Some things I’m glad about today

    1)  Riding the bus to my new job means I’m walking daily again, at least on weekdays. Funny how walking even a 1/2 mile or so every day can feel good, even if it’s spread throughout the day. 2)  Yes, I have a temp gig.   At the moment it’s a better fit than the […]

  • Interviews, Interviews

    I’ve been getting more job interviews lately.  Researching the companies I’m interviewing at and other interview prep is taking a fair amount of time.   One place I interviewed at Monday has called to arrange a second round next week, which is a hopeful sign. I am still not getting full lung function, but albuterol, […]

  • Thankful Thursday

    I think it’s time to do this again.  See, my job was eliminated.  Not fun, but I’m at the stage now where I’m thankful it happened, because: 1) Much less stress.  The old job was changing and had become a bad fit, and now it’s OVER. 2) I qualify for unemployment. 3) …also, we have […]

  • Things I am thankful for right now

    1) Yummy food and friends / chosen family to enjoy it with. 2) A positive discussion of Health at Every Size. 3) A warm house. 4) Interview scheduled for next week. 5) Laughing with friends while playing board games ;)