I purchased a loaf of raisin bread on monday and completely forgot about it, and just looked in the kitchen pantry and rediscovered it. I'm now sitting with it here in my hand and using every ounce of physical restraint I have to not tear through this like a polar bear who just paw'd a salmon out of a frozen lake.
That tomorrow I'm going away for the weekend to see a friend in a cool city - a solid and reliable friend who will be a sane and pleasant person to be around and may be able to introduce me to some equally sane and pleasant people.
Should be a good time, and help me get out of my head a bit more, something I sorely need!
I am grateful for having a wonderful family, amazing friends, and fantastic neighbors.
Their love, humor, guidance, companionship, acceptance and understanding are the fuel of my heart's joy.
I am grateful to be an American, regardless of any imperfections our government might have, they pale in comparison to the amount of social mobility possible here, and the warmth and generousity of our people.
I am grateful for my health, and show my appreciation as such by helping those around me who do not have the might to help themselves.
I am grateful for the sun and for the rain, as both have made my garden a place of beauty this year, that I delight in watering each day before I jump into my car and drive to my office.
I am grateful for my dog, because each day when I come home she runs around me and playfully bites at my hands with her little pug face, and runs away, and then comes back again and again until I take her outside, which helps the stress of any given day dissipate, and prepares me to have a wonderful evening at home.
Life is good, but it is short, so stand up and live!
This is not a dress rehearsal, this is the main event!
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray