Thursday, May 09, 2013

Thursday Thirteen

Three reasons for this:

  1. My husband told me it was about time I updated my blog.
  2. I haven't done a Thursday Thirteen in a coon's age. (However old a coon is.)
  3. I was wallowing in self-pity for a chunk of today so I kind of needed to choose to change my outlook. And so...
Thirteen Things That Were Just What I Needed Today
  1. The warm sun on my legs as I drove home from work. I'm one of those odd people who will climb into a very warm car and not open the windows for at least 15 minutes so that I can be deliciously warm for awhile. It's so unusual for me to be warm I don't want to squander it.
  2. This song. Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
  3. Got my nails painted again today. This has become a wee bit of a tradition with a couple of girls at work. Sneaking out at lunch to treat ourselves to a manicure. (It will be a short-lived tradition due to my personality both with luxury and finances.) 
  4. I nearly canceled the manicure. I was feeling so low I just didn't see myself wanting to chat with a stranger for an hour. But, I was blessed with an esthetician who basically chatted my ear off. I could ask her a question or two and she would go pretty much nonstop. Just what I needed.
  5. An email from an old friend that made me chuckle. In the nearly 20 years I've known her I think there have probably been only a few conversations or emails where she hasn't made me laugh. It's nice having a friend like that.
  6. Another friend who gets tears in her eyes pretty much any time I start to cry. It's nice having a friend like that too.
  7. This song.  Without the bad, the good disappears / Take my burden away from me
    and bury it before it buries me.
  8. Picking up Jack from daycare to see him laying face down on the sidewalk with his buddy. When I asked them what they were doing: "Mom! We're lying on the concrete! It's so much fun!"
  9. Doing dishes while Jueun and Jack colored and Abby did homework behind me. The noises of life. Of home.
  10. This for supper. Holy Hannah Banana it was SO GOOD. I mean, I should have known with words like "butter" and "whipping cream" and "parmesan cheese" and "fresh basil". Wow. I'm looking forward to the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
  11. A daughter who runs upstairs to change when company shows up because what she was wearing "wasn't appropriate".
  12. A short walk after supper to discover a large patch of flowers in someone's front yard. Oh spring, welcome back. I missed you.
  13. Driving home with my kids and playing a song loud enough that I could feel it in my seat; singing the chorus at the top of our lungs.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've missed your Thursday Thirteens.
-Becky

12:59 PM  
Blogger Accidental Poet said...

#1 - Brad is like that too. I always just pray he gets the windows open before I pass out.

Also I have a little crush on the man singing in the first song you posted.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should get a pedicure to treat yourself. Lasts for weeks so you get your money's worth!

Linda

8:04 PM  

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