Why today does NOT suck, top 10:
10 - I have coffee. It is the good kind that I brewed a big full pot at home and served it in a big mug, alongside some chocolate. No day sucks completely when there is coffee and chocolate.
9 - Laura is playing with a friend right now and I am thrilled that they are acting young for their age, imaginations gone wild with dolls and stuffies getting into mischief. I am loving every moment of this.
8 - It is a school PD day so no rushing around and lots of leisure time for play, lunch, reading, iPading and everything. So peaceful.
7 - My cat is being cute.
Apparently the dryer rocks right now. It's good to be a cat.
6 - Owen is super-happy that it is Nintendo Day . He saved up and got a WiiU game he wanted and is over the moon with gaming bliss. His good mood is contagious.
5 - My grocery store had everything I wanted on sale. Even pie!
They call this a "pie slice". I clearly have been cutting my pies wrong all this time. I think I will go back and get a couple more "slices" to go with the coffee... and some antacid for afterward.
4 - There is more brightness everywhere with a few inches of fresh, white snow on the ground. Grey, rainy November weather sucks the life out of me so I like a bit of snow.
3 - I do not live in Buffalo.
Poor Upstate New York. This is not a happy little bit of snow.
2 - November is more than 2/3 done! I don't like wishing away the time but thanks to some work and some fun distractions, the days are passing quickly. Christmas-a-rama has hit the stores and I kinda like it. Early start on Christmas treats and beverages is also helping. Cheers!
1 - I am grateful for the kindness of friends, family and the odd odd stranger. Thanks to gym/therapy with Allison, coffee mornings with my husband, silly lunches with my sister and more humourous chatter with my mom, time with friends around a kitchen table with wine flowing freely, cashiers who get my sarcasm and so many other connections this month, I have been recharged. I love all the ways these people 'get' me, take me as I am and bring out my best. I am thankful.