Wednesday, November 20, 2013

OK so I only did gratitudes yesterday in my head. So today I wrote ten of them.

1. I'm so grate*full that I have Laurie back in the main office.
2. I'm grate*full that it's Hump Day. Hump DAAAAAAAY!
3. I'm kind of grate*full that my Giants jersey is in the wash, so I didn't have to take shit about it.
4. I'm grate*full for extra money to order lunch in from out and about.
5. I'm grate*full for French Vanilla coffee from Dunkin Donuts.
6. I'm grate*full for my friend Becca teaching me to order French Vanilla instead of Dunkaccino, because it saves me fifteen cents per cup of coffee.
7. I'm really really grate*full for the good mood I appear to be in today.
8. I'm grate*full to be able to use Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer. I cannot stand Internet Explorer.
9. I'm grate*full that as of today, this stupid cold has not knocked me flat to a point where I've had to miss work for it.
10. I'm grate*full that this pay period's payroll was relatively uncomplicated.
And that's 10! Whoo-hoo!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Gratitudes 11/18/13

Wow, I've gotten away from this lately. If I'm going to do a 365-day gratitude challenge on the blog, I need to be better about this.

(Yes, I said 365-day gratitude challenge. It's coming, ladies and gents. Be prepared.)

For today, these are my gratitudes:

1. I am so grate*full that I have robustly healthy children. I saw a piece on the news about a hospital that was destroyed in the typhoon in the Philippines, and they had a NICU and six of the babies in that NICU have now died because they haven't gotten aid that they desperately needed. I'm also grate*full for the agencies that help us since we're low income in this country. (Yes, we're low income, and I work a full-time job, and we still get SNAP benefits, Medicaid, and heating assistance).

2. I'm grate*full for the employees higher up than I who recognize that there's a learning curve to my job and don't treat me like the idiot I feel like I am when I screw things up. Not major things...just an e-mail that should have been sent to person A instead of person B, but still...

3. I'm grate*full to whoever cleaned up the coffee I spilled this morning. I went back to clean it up and it was magically clean.

4. I'm grate*full to my friend Jen, who doesn't judge me, even when my heart is bigger than my brain.

5. And finally, I'm grate*full to my ESC mentor. ALL my work has been late this semester, but it's been quality, so she's overlooked that it's late.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gratitude 11/13/13

1. Today I am grate*full that my husband drove me to work. OMG, the roads were so bad. There were wrecks both on 352 and I-86, and they made many of my beloved colleagues late. It was horrible.

2. I am grate*full for my co-worker Terry. She knows why. ;)

3. I am grate*full that I ran into my friend Matthew last night at Walmart. I haven't seen him since our graduation from CCC in May (that should be criminal, really). It made a trip that I was totally dreading absolutely worth it.

4. I am grate*full for my co-worker Cindy in Tech Services, who enabled me to print reports from an important program :)

5. I am grate*full for Christmas music on Pandora.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gratitude 11/12/13

1. I'm grate*full that it's 11/12/13. I just love writing that. There's something so...orderly about it. I don't have OCD or anything, but I LOVE when the dates align like that. It's so cool.

2. I'm grate*full for the faculty and staff that I work with in the school where I work. I'm sure there's a misplaced modifier there because of all the prepositional phrases, but I hope the sentiment is clearly conveyed. CFA has an awesome faculty and staff.

3. I'm grate*full for my quiet rides to work. This morning, they yielded a couple of major ideas, both for a 2014 project, and a Lenten sacrifice.

4. I'm grate*full for technology. As much as I complain about it, it really does enrich my life. I read my textbooks (and save money on their purchase) on my Kindle. I keep in touch with many friends with whom I would have fallen out of touch via Facebook, and have made many more friends than I ever could have hoped via the various incarnations of SARK-related message boards. I listen to music I really enjoy on Pandora.

5. And I'm grate*full for a working vehicle, enough food to eat, SNAP benefits to pay for said food, and a full-time job with which to bless my family.

Elizabeth 11/12/13 (writing that makes me giddy LOL)