Just a quickie here to say that I am moving my positivity posts over to my primary website. I never remember to post over here, and I blog daily over there.
What a glorious weekend! I could really get behind this whole three day weekend thing. Long enough to get stuff DONE and still with a day to recover before coming back to work. Hubs and I did a major deep clean (first since Christmas) and rearranged some furniture. I'm really happy with the end result. My library feels more librarylike. It's so NICE to have a clean house! I'm hoping it will clear my brain some for the many many things I need to accomplish over the next month.
Daisy got caught RUNNING yesterday, so she's clearly feeling better and we're all delighted. We really value the good days with her after what she's been through the last year.
Rain was forecast this morning and so far it hasn't materialized. Maybe it will have missed us. We've had MORE than enough lately, and would really like to see things DRY OUT some. Yesterday's afternoon in the sunshine was so lovely, I'd like to have more of it.
We've got wicked heavy fog this morning. Considering I don't actually have to get out in it, I can enjoy the atmosphere! It obscures the ocean of hay beyond the back fence--a world of quiet white. Really beautiful and soothing in its own way. Like a little cocoon from the rest of the world.
It's my birthday today. I'm 33. My gift to myself was to take the day off and SLEEP IN by TWO WHOLE HOURS (I am a great fan of sleep). Then I'm headed up the road to hang with my mom for the day whenever the fog lifts. But just now I'm enjoying this quiet me time with the pups before running in to anybody else.
We've got some organizing and spring cleaning projects to do this weekend, which probably doesn't sound like something to be excited about, but I am. The house has been pretty chaotic since Christmas and it's been DRIVING ME NUTS. I'm one of those people for whom the state of the house largely affects/reflects the state of my brain, so chaos and mess = more chaos and mess, which is not great for the productivity. So REALLY looking forward to a good, thorough spring clean!
And maybe some swanky mac and cheese for my birthday dinner--there's a brick of fontina in the fridge that's calling my name...
Hitting the high points of positive as I start out the week on Monday (traditionally overcome with suckitude because it's Monday and I'm awake).
What a great start to the morning.
So my last post here was three months ago.
I kind of fell off the positive blogging wagon. There has been drama in my life that is finally slowing down (thank God), and I got a really good reminder this morning that I need to come back to this. Because the entire point was to retrain my brain to be more positive.
I definitely haven't been lately.
I decided that I'm going to make a few changes in how I approach this. Part of why I stopped was that I simply forgot to post at the end of the day. I am not an evening blogger. Blogging is very much a morning activity for me, and I decided it certainly wouldn't hurt for me to START my day with a dose of positivity and gratitude.
Since gratitude is on my mind this morning, I thought I'd focus on that today and make a quick list of the things I'm grateful for in my life.
I've been up to my eyeballs in BOOK lately. Life is good, I've just been forgetting to post. But I just HAD to share this amazing video of Lindy West. We should all strive to be so awesome.
On the back side of a meltdown, I always feel better and worse. In that way that a good cry makes you feel better but also leaves you with an epic headache. I feel kind of purged. There's a quote from today's Daily Good article that really sums up how I try to live "If you run out of hope at the end of the day,...rise in the morning and put it on again with your shoes."
As much as I logically know how the world works (I am, after all, a recovering cynic and realist), I have to dissociate myself from this truth (as said truths are the kind of thing that send people walking out in front of buses) and rebuild my armor of hope and positivity, reaffirm my purpose, my goals, and the things that are actually within my control. So even though my armor feels a mite brittle today, I'm carrying on anyway and having faith that it will get better.