Sunday, December 18, 2016


Things I'm really thankful for tonight:

That my place is warm. Delightfully, luxuriously warm. The past few days of cold temps meant that even going full blast, the place was chilly,  even by my standards. I came home on Thursday night and ended up going to sleep dressed almost as heavily as I had gone to work that morning, hat and all. The poor heating system just couldn't keep up. I woke up this morning and my front steps were encased in ice, but by noon the sun was out and everyrhing had melted, and in face the temperature will continue to rise throughout the night.  So very thankful.

Also thankful that there was no damage to my pipes when they froze earlier this week, nor to my hot water heater. I would have dealt, but I'm really thankful I didn't have to.

There's a huge stack of (newly wrapped!) presents taking up much of my couch now, and I am so, so thankful for everything it represents - the wonderful people in my life to whom all these presents are headed, and the fact that I'm in a place in my life right now where I'm able to give gifts.

I am healthy right now and I'm so, so, so thankful. I feel like I've been sick or recovering for most of the past three months - recurring infections, two rounds of antibiotics, trying to recover from the antibiotics as much as from the infections, and dealing with a bunch of issues after each sickness because my body is apparently just out of whack. I thought for sure I'd end up doing a third round earlier this week when I woke to my ear filled with fluid again, but I was able to head it off early and seem to have escaped.

Thankful for some time off - a day now, and several coming up in a couple of weeks - and a perceptible shift in pace. Wrapping up school with M and the triplets for the year, marking off the last few swim classes, finishing up the tasks that have to be done. Getting a chance to sleep for a few hours today,  in the middle of the day, because I was tired and there was nothing left that absolutely had to be done that minute.