Feb 25, 2007

late to bed, early to rise...

makes me grumpy as hell.

i have no idea how it happens - we both fell asleep here in the living room, i woke up around 1am, and we stumbled into bed.

i wake up at 6-freaking-a.m. with about six inches of bedspace. Husband is laying across diagonally, with my furball of love next to him.

hmmmm - no wonder i have a stiff neck this a.m.

and lately - i've had a bad attitude. a couple of you know why, and yes, it's hard. i usually don't begrudge anyone their blessings, but i do when they don't see that it is a blessing and something to not take for granted.

'nuff said.

so, i decided today, in a continuing effort to get myself out of the doldrums to list the good things i've got going on.

* i'm blessed with good friends - both in cyberland, in real life and in my own family. you are my touchstones and i don't tell you nearly enough how much you mean to me and what a blessing you are.
* i have a job, a car and a place to live. i don't have to rummage through garbage cans to get something to eat.
* even though we weren't blessed with babies of our own, i am fortunate beyond words that two of my nearest & dearest share their babies with me.
* scrapbooking. it brings two of my favorite pastimes together, photography & messing around, into one fun little package. i'll probably never get published. what i do isn't as wonderful as what i see in magazines. but it makes me happy. so to hades with the rest.
* in spite of stuff that has happened to me, i have good health. i'm not incapacitated physically or mentally. and i'm fortunate to be born when i was (even though i'm feeling oldern' a redwood), because i'm sure that with my back issues, even just 40 years ago, i would've had to just "live with it." but, because of modern medical technology, i don't have the daily pain i did.

so now it's your turn. tell me what you're grateful for. after all, it can't always be about me, right?


Allison said...

I had to share a bed with my friend Miranda the other night, and I guess I'm a blanket hog. We went to bed at 2 a.m. and got up at 7 to get on the road before it started snowing again.

Steff said...

I'm grateful for my family...every last kooky nutty one of 'em!

I'm grateful to have my health, a job I enjoy, and friends to share all of the above with.

And I like scrapbooking too. I've found that through scrapbooking what I'm truly grateful for is right there in my pages.

Melissa said...

Well, I can think of one thing to be thankful for, right off the top of my head, and this is going to sound AWFUL, but -

My office mate is not here today. I'm thankful for that, because she listens to music, out loud, on her computer. Some pretty raunchy stuff, too. We are allowed to listen to music at our desks, but the rest of us have the decency to use headphones. I guess I just haven't had the guts to say anything. (I'm such a doormat!) The awful part comes in because she's out with a stomach virus.

And I too am thankful for my cyber friends. It's so nice to know there are likeminded folks out there somewhere!