Thursday, January 15, 2009

good stuff

My friend Shana is finding grace in every day and I want to play, too. Especially after this week, which while not exactly bad felt uninspiring and nearly useless. And I hate that because what if I really did only have 37 days left in my life and I just spent numbers 33-36 being all grouchy & negative? Foolish. So here are some things that I am immensely grateful for, in no particular order:
  • A pleasant drive to a pleasant workshop with our school's beyond-pleasant counselor
  • Fantastic ham sandwich & Pepsi at a quaint deli in Longview
  • Helping a student who was near tears work through his short story writer's block
  • The spontaneous, vigorous hug from that student after he busted through the block
  • Successfully getting up early three days this week
  • Apple almond tart in the teachers' lounge
  • Finishing Season 1 of Dexter [Shana! Let's get together so I can give you cookies in exchange for Season 2!]
  • Seeing a preliminary floor plan for our new building
  • Grocery shopping (even without hottie checkers...sigh)
  • Italian chocolate bars from Stu's sister
  • Pizza with best friends

How were you blessed this week? Let it out.