Today, I am grateful for my workday ending at 3 pm every Friday. It is a tiny perk that really makes a world of difference in the work-life balance.
Today, I am thankful for the lessons life constantly teaches me. The knowledge that kindness will always triumph over rudeness. And the confidence that I am great just the way I am.
Also, I bought a face steamer to treat myself like the Queen I am. And that was delivered today!
Today was a day spent in jammy jams, with Sawyer often near by, ready for pets when I had a second.
I spent most of the morning, playing around in excel, resulting in a significant increase in effectiveness between two departments. Makes both our jobs easier in the long run. I had fun with the challenge today and look forward to using it in action. Very satisfying work day.
I also spent time chatting and chuckling away with my co-workers that I actually, truly, honestly, for real, no lie, enjoy talking to.
I know, I am as shocked about it as any of you might be. But here we are, in the midst of what one might call a “good fit”.
Today, I want to acknowledge the tenants who have every right to be angry or upset, but decide to be kind instead. The tenants who acknowledge that landlords and property managers are humans too. We are all just doing the best we can.
Our water heater is 20 something years old and is finally on the fritz.
But you know what? First of all, we rent, so it’s not my problem. Second of all, my wonderful husband is dealing with the landlord, so that’s also not my problem.
Even with it slowly dying, I was able to get a quick warm shower in last night. A new one is planned to be installed next week, I’m really excited for the water temperature to finally cooperate in our apartment.
Today, I am thankful for feeling more optimistic than pessimistic and anxious. The pendulum swings pretty drastically sometimes. But right now, it’s on the upswing. I’ll appreciate it when I can get it.
Today, I am thankful for our new toaster oven, which has allowed us to get rid of our microwave, toaster, and dehydrator. I love multi-functional things as much as I love minimizing clutter.
But more importantly, I love the pizza bagels and little garlic triscuit pizzas I just made.
Today I am grateful for the freedom to work remotely, a reasonable and fair supervisor, and a ride home, so I don’t have to ride my bike in the cold, take a bus, or Uber. I am one lucky duck.
Tonight, I am happy about my warm bed that feels like a cloud. Reading a pretty decent book (Educated by Tara Westover), with Sawyer leaning up against me, receiving pets.
Today I am thankful for the birth of my husband, Marc. Since he came into my life, everything has improved greatly. More than words can express. And it’s only going to get better.