Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Everything & A Gratitude List (if you can stand it)

May the season be filled with love,
a few happy surprises, and at least one GIANT hot fudge sundae

Five things I'm grateful for right now, in no particular order:
1. My job.  It's good work.  It's 3 days a week.  There is often free food and wine.  What more could I want?
2. The Mister's work.  Yes, retail is shaky, but he owns a bookstore.  A bookstore!  How cool is that?
3. My kids.  To be honest I vacillate wildly between an awe-struck feeling of luck at being their mother, and the distinct impression that motherhood is best reserved for people without my personality.  But when I think about how they almost never came to be, I can't bear it. I literally can't bear the thought.  
4. Creative people.  Despite my fits of ungenerous jealousy, I am so often inspired by the amazing minds of others: writers, seamstresses, poets, singers, people doing weird things with glue guns and yarn.  You people make a world full of Dress Barns and Bratz dolls and The Bachelor worth living in.  
5. Perspective.  Every time I get some I realize that I am a lucky, lucky girl.  Stressed, a little zaftig, famous in very few places, and definitely not rich.  But lucky just the same. 

Merry, merry, happy, happy everything

1 comment:

CSchoech said...

So well said!! And count me among the people that are so very glad that you, the Mister, and Ollie and Maggie are here making it all better. xoxo

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