Gratitude – 02/27/2008

February 27, 2008

It seems like the gratitude postings are about all I have time for these days.  When I started this blog, I really didn’t think those would be the dominant post, but then that’s the beauty of existence: you always end up miles from where you expected.

 Today’s list of things I’m grateful for:

  1. Pain.  It lets you know when there’s something very wrong with your body.  For example, we have gone to an exercise class two nights in a row, and I now need to leverage myself against the coffee table in order to stand up.  That works fine when I’m near the coffee table; it’s less helpful when I’m in another room entirely.  This pain is telling me I should never, ever, do two of those classes back-to-back again.
  2. Sunny days.  Perhaps that sounds corny, but I’m okay with it.  To me, it’s therapeutic to take a few minutes out of my day and walk along the waterfront while the sun ricochets off the waves.  I feel decidedly less stressed at the end of it.
  3. Everyone who visits this blog.  It’s nice to write something that you know is being read, so thank you for visiting.

Gratitude – 02/26/2008

February 26, 2008

Tuesday evening, and it’s been a long but reasonably productive day.  That’s a good thing in and of itself.  Actually, I think I’ll make that item #1 on today’s gratitude list.

  1. I’m grateful that today was a pretty productive day.  It’s back to square one in the morning, but it’s always nice to end the day feeling like you managed to accomplish something.
  2. Tacos.  I realize that a lot of my gratitude postings center around the gastronomic arts, but I do find myself being very appreciative of food.  And no, I am not an enormous narwhal of a human, contrary to what I’m sure you’re imagining right now.
  3. Exercise.  Yes, today we returned to the gym for another round of voluntary torture, and we paid for this privilege.  And in spite of the fact that the only class available today was Body Combat, and in spite of the fact that males were far and away in the minority, and in spite of the fact that I’m nowhere near fit or coordinated enough to repeatedly drop-kick the air about me in time with Beyonce without accidentally slugging one of the unfortunate souls in my vicinity– in spite of that, I’m glad we went, as it was good to get some exercise and feel a little less fat and sluggish.