i am grumpy. life on the road is getting to moi! i'm disgruntled that i left in such good shape and some of it gets torn down while traveling with the family.
i'm sure others can appreciate regression around family. i've come so far, but you'd never know it if you saw me at dinner with the bro and his wife tonight. grrrrrrrr. who was that bitchy woman with the frown?
why do i engage with them? i never win.
sometimes, i look longingly at glasses of wine. i don't do that when i'm at home. or, i'll dream that i'm drinking wine.
that's when i know it's time to reach out, so here i am, reaching to you to help me re-ground myself AND stay nice and sober.
i don't usually make gratitude lists, but i thought this would be a nice time for one. (thanks Adventures in Wanting for your gratitude lists, which inspired me to write this one.)
FRIDAY GRATITUDE (friday on this west coast, 1 am saturday back home)
-i'm in a hotel room by myself writing and get ready to take a bath
- also, about to read Linda and her Twaddle and The Topiary Cow, both of which usually have me roaring out loud. and in between those laughs, there's all sorts of great topics.
-my fiance is adorable. he packs sweet notes and nice snacks into my suitcase when i'm not looking. he's learned to buy foods i like and to not push foods i don't. overall, he listens to what i say, thinks about it and shifts his behavior. i wonder if i do that much for him. i'm pretty single-minded.
-i may not really like my job, but i have one and lots of people don't
-i have four more good books still to read in my suitcase. how great is that?
-there are so many more books to read in the world. that makes me happy.
- i love my bestfriend, eve. even though she now lives far away from me, she really is as good as the very best sister could ever be.
- nieces, nephews and cousins. shout-out to all of them, even though only one is reading this blog (hi!!!!! i will call as soon as i'm in one place. miss you)
-tootsie roll lollipops on long plane rides
- i am going home. Yippee!
THERE, i feel better. thanks everyone. time for that bath