Thursday, December 10, 2009


It is COLD COLD COLD here.  32 right now... expected high of around 50, which is an improvement over the last week.  I woke up at 4:45 this morning for no good reason at all, with a million and a half things on my mind.  The recent break-ins are still making me upset, as is the fact that our next door neighbor is now consistently letting in and feeding both of our cats.  Stan and Marmalade are basically acting like they don't want anything to do with me anymore.  I can't take them leaving right now.  Just a little life lesson for ya: if you're feeding someone else's cat, you're taking that cat away from another family.  It doesn't matter how good your intentions are or how much your kids like them.  You're making someone else sad and someone else's kids sad.  I'm looking at you, youth pastor neighbor.

This is one of those days where I need to make a worry list so I can get it all out of me.  Some of it I can't right about here, but it's just more of the same bad economy, bad luck, and bad times.  I honestly want December and Christmas to just be over.  I love Christmas so much but there's too much worry in the air this year.  We're going to be okay, but I don't know about all the people we know.... it's just getting to me since yesterday.

Before I make that worry list, I figured I'd make a list of things I'm grateful for.  That always seems to refocus my attention in the right place.  If you look back to the first week I started this blog, I was trying so hard to be grateful for something when in reality I was feeling so down and lonely and hopeless about our separation.  I think it's wonderful that it's not that anymore, but it just shows me that it's always something.  To everything, a season.  So much more the reason to focus on the good.

Today I'm grateful for:

Cheetos.  High Fiber Trader Joe's O's.  Chocolate covered Oreos.

Yarn.  Couches.  Mukluks.

The unfinished book I know is waiting for me when I'm off school again.

The impending Winter break.

A job and a paycheck.

Hot tea.

E, who tries to fix things for me.

Henry's constant chatter and wit.

Roo's hugs and snuggles.

Our pictures from San Francisco. I can't stop looking at them on Facebook... here's a few more that I didn't post here yet.




I am too cold to move! Can't I call in cold today?

1 comment:

  1. The cold is really getting to me too!
    I only left my apartment once utoday...I'm officially a shut-in (or a law student studying for exams, either way).
    I'm sorry the kitty situation is still going on...I hope they realize how much they are affecting you and cease feeding YOUR cats.
    Well at least it's Friday tomorrow! Hope Friday looks a little more sunny!