There are lots of things I like today. Well, I like them pretty much every day, but today I got reminders of these specific things I like: (and since i used numbering in my last post, i'm going to branch out and use letters... maybe next time i make a list, it'll be bullet points ... oh, the possibilities)
a. Getting out of bed when I want to. It's next to impossible for me to sleep in to the degree I used to, thanks to my work time habits, but I am able to squeeze in a couple of extra hours on the weekends when I don't have an early-morning appointment. No 5:30 wake-up time today!
b. As the Wizard of Oz would say, "Good deed doing." I'm hardly anonymous, considering the nature of my recent good deeds require some face-to-face contact and physical presence, but just the little things I can do for people make me happy. I'm pretty lucky that I have the capability and resources to do them, no matter how small they may seem. I like that good feeling.
c. Eating. Oh, Outback Steakhouse, how I love thee. And how I adore thy bloomin' onion. Delectable.
d. Seeing old friends. Today marked a reunion of sorts for the Megai (for you uninformed, that of course is the plural of Megan). A few years ago, Megan and I were pretty much peas in a pod (hence the creation of the nickname "the megai" by dear bishop hunt), but I haven't seen her in a few months, much less had a good conversation. So I was pretty excited when she texted me the other day, having noticed my departure from facebook and wondering what I was up to. So we went out for lunch and had a good catch-up session. As ever, we discovered that we still seem to lead parallel lives, although I'm grateful that I'm not working 60-hour weeks like she told me she's done a few times the last couple of months. Phew!
e. Blankets. Living in the basement gets a bit chilly during the winter (thanks again for the rice bag, becky!), but fortunately I've got a stockpile of good blankets down here when it's particularly frigid. (my favorite is grover, so named because he is fuzzy and blue.)
"My favorite animal is steak." -Fran Lebowitz