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five (really) good things (on a day where i really need 'em)

patches of blue

today was a day.
a bit like an alexander kind of day.
a bit like a day that started out as a day trying to drive me to the breaking point.
a bit like a day ending on a deep breath.

it is on a day like today that i do really try to find just a few things to make me remember all the good things...


being with millie again after two weeks apart.

spending a second night in my very own bed in my very own home after spending 23 of the last 39 nights in other beds.

spending a bit of time with captain jack harkness and the doctor.

having a nice young man arrive at our home and say, "this is not a problem" (to what seemed like the beginning of one of those horrible weekend sci-fi movies but was really scary noise coming from within the wall in the living room that was causing me to have a borderline full-blown panic attack but was really wasps that had invaded us while we were gone and created a wee bit of major havoc).

remembering the importance of taking care of one another.


think about the good things in your life...in this moment...then, share them. you know, if you want to.

Reader Comments (10)

i'm sorry you had one of "those"
but i'm glad you could still
find your five good things...

and we had wasps in the wall
in an apartment we lived in
when emma was just little...
very disconcerting.
and icky.
i'm glad they got it sorted out for you.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergkgirl

i love that book. i used to read it to gabe all the time when he was a little boy, he is now 17!

i love your posts. they always seem to coincide with what is going on in my life. this made me smile.

can't wait to see you.


August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthe camp

Wasps in the wall?!?!? I would be freaking too! Hope you exterminator was able to take care of it. *shudders*

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLelainia N. Lloyd

Beautiful photo!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeadowlark Days

eep ... wasps sounds scary ... we have mice, well had, i think we got the last one this morning, will see *shudder*

five really good things today, bright blue sky and warm sun, green stain and late morning coffee, slowness and love


August 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdaisies

At this moment my two month old son is sleeping peacefully in my lap and I have just this morning accepted my postpartum body as a work of beauty. It has been a wonderful morning.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJaspenelle

hey babe, glad you're back. sorry to hear about some of the struggles (doesn't life ever let up?) anyway, sending you peace and love, xx, jp/deb

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJP/deb

Yes, five things. Okay:

1. I like coffee. You know, black coffee, like real grown ups. It's been growing on me all summer, and now, particularly if i keep a piece of dark chocolate in my mouth, I actually like it.

2. Autumn is coming. It's my favourite season, apples in the air and crisp leaves to wade through.

3. Today I like my book again.

4. I have the most wonderful family, the most wonderful sister and friend, the nicest and most handsome brother and the kindest, calmest mother.

5. Peter Pan, the love of my life.

Oh, and here's a hug. I know about those days.

August 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertone almhjell

1. being sore and (good) tired from participating in a bike ride to raise money for cancer early this morning!
2. taking a 'real' age test and discovering my health age is 5 years younger than my chronological age!
3. going in search of Annie Oakely yesterday (to Greenville, OH) and having a wonderful solo adventure (thinking of you as I drove through cornfield after cornfield)
4. tremendous cooler weather with blue sky, sunshine, white poofy clouds - and actually needing that extra blanket as we sleep with the windows open
5. my incredible yoga teacher and the peace, wisdom, and spiritual practice that have come as a result of being with her.

SO glad you're home safely :-)

August 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

i hope today is a much better day for you?!
a few really good things here today... it's summer, my favorite time of year! poetry written and read by my seven year old. walks on the trail with my family, camera in hand. edamame with dinner! loving life.

August 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermisty

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