Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday night grateful moment

Came down with a rather sudden flu-like illness just 24 hours ago, and am still feeling rather achy and blah. Hoping that another 24 hours puts it well behind me! A girl can dream, can't she?

Tonight I am grateful for many things which will probably go unsaid through my blur of not feeling well. Suffice it to say the old Buddha quote came to mind today: “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.” I know, a little dramatic for having the flu, when I know so many people with much more serious illnesses and even facing their last days. So, take the quote a little lightly, coming from me.

Had the chance to take a day off for husband's birthday earlier this week, and that was grand. Nice to take a mid-week day and play and celebrate him. We'll keep the celebration going once Seth gets back over the weekend, and into next week too! I am very grateful for husband and all the many ways he makes my life sweeter.

I'm also grateful it's not been 100+ degrees lately. Nice to have cool mornings and still a great deal of sunshine--even though there's some promise of storms over the weekend--but to have it in the 80s and 90s is far preferable in terms of getting things done in the yard/garden after work.

I am so grateful I haven't gotten super-sick. (Knock on wood.)

I am grateful for sleep, and for the many little naps I took throughout the day.

I am grateful for Netflix, and being able to watch on my iPad in bed. The modern comforts, that's what it's all about.

Couldn't resist sharing that one. Made me laugh. I don't think about myself "bitching" per se (who does, probably?) but mostly just noting what's not working, what I need to work on, what others around me need to work on (of course!)... the usual.

Every day, without fail, I am struck by the beauty of where I get to live. The view, the light, the hills, the color, it all combines to make each season unique and lovely. I started to get a couple of "oh, fall is coming" pangs this week, but that will happen soon enough. I want to savor each summer day.

I hope you have a weekend to savor, ahead of you. Me, I'll be a' nappin'. Got to get back to 100%!



  1. Sorry my Cold-Eeze didn't work, but hope you're back to 100% in time for your vacation next week. Have a good one!

  2. Hi Sherilee, I gotta admit the taller the corn grows the more I begin to imagine the fields covered in snow again... but I am determined to squeeze every last ray of sunshine out of this summer... but I won't miss the insects and other creepy crawlies summer brings into the house. I hope you are feeling better, I love how feeling sick can help us appreciate the simplest things in life again.


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