Saturday, August 09, 2008

5 Things

I moved to Madison, Wisconsin, in January of 1998. Two weeks before the Packers won the Superbowl. Which is not germane to this post.

While I was there I did a workshop called The Artist's Way, based on the book by Julia Cameron, bless her all to pieces. Anyway during this time I got into the habit of coming with every day with 5 things I am grateful for.

Here is today's list:

the thingamajig that turns off my coffeemaker when I forget about it and leave the house, which is every day. I also have that function on my iron, curling iron, and flatiron, none of which I ever use. Still, they all make me feel slightly more assured that when I get home from work, home will still be there.

flush toilets. (I mark this one nearly every time. Imagine a world without flush toilets! Gross!)

my parents, who are there for me all the time, and in ways I probably don't even realize. They are watching my daughter for me today so I can work. Gawd I love my parents.

nectarine season.

stick-on back pain relief pads. I keep them in my wallet, the console of my car, my cubby at work, and in my backpack. The salonpas ones are the best, and the least expensive. Such a rare combo.

Random, I know. I could go on and on today, I'm feeling pretty grateful. I find that when I do this I feel more content all around.

3 comments:

Sizzle said...

I do not want to imagine a world without flush toilets.

And back patches? Wonderful. The ones I have smell very potent though.

Cassie said...

My 5 things:

You.
Narcotics. LOL
Modern medicine.
Smoothies.
Happy children.

Anonymous said...

Correction: January of 1997.