Grace in Small Things #5

Well, my Christmas cards are done, as are the joint cards with Charlie. I wish they looked a little neater, but this year, I’m going for getting them done, rather than getting them done perfectly. That puts me way further ahead than last year. Who knows, maybe I will hand-gild all of them next year!
(Yeah, right…)
By the way, the new-lease-on-workout life is going well. Again, just shooting for getting in the gym, getting moving, and consistency. The results will come, or so I am told. Now, I need to tweak the diet a little bit (less “letting go” when I’m dining out), and more nutritious food when making my own food.
Anyway, I guess this was all a ham-fisted way to segue into this week’s Grace in Small Things…
  1. Sweatpants after working out (the only time I wear them)
  2. Trashy, 1000 Ways to Die while filling out Christmas cards
  3. Diet Vernors
  4. Orly Bonder, which has been the only thing to keep my nail polish from chipping after 4 hours
  5. Going to bed early…totally need it!

Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.

NaBloPoMo’11: Grace in Small Things #4

Oh man! I was so busy yesterday, I totally forgot it was Monday, and time for another round of Grace in Small Things.  I’m no less mindful today of life’s blessings
  1. It’s clementine season. Tiny oranges with easy-to-remove jackets!
  2. Leftover prime rib for my salads.
  3. Ne gym bag from the DadZ, which was actually a huge tool bag from a set of several tools he bought. Weird, yeah, but if you saw it, it’d make sense.
  4. The Christmas cards I bought this year are adorable!
  5. Finding a base coat that actually keeps nail polish on my paper thin fingers.

Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.

NaBloPoMo’11: Grace in Small Things #3

I need today, especially, to remember and invest in Grace in Small Things, especially in lieu of yesterday’s post. Because yes, sometimes, I have a hard time feeling festive, and I can be self-indulgent in my “woe is I” thinking. But, I am luckier than some, and sometimes I need to remind myself of that.
Some grace reminders for the day.
  1. Having two families who want me to be part of their Thanksgiving dinner.
  2. Not having to worry when or where I am going to eat next.
  3. Having to good health to be able to choose between sitting on the couch, watching Law & Order, or get up and work out (sitting on my butt won this time).
  4. Having lovely friends who go out of their way to put together a very special Yule get-together every year, so that all of us far-flung friends can come together and celebrate.
  5. Having a heater in the bathroom so the first step out of a nice, hot shower doesn’t have to be freezing.

Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.