Day 43327 ~ Yes!
My holiday new year’s newsletters are stuffed and stamped, including one that goes overseas! (If the recipient missed my FB declaration of my sexuality back in May of last year, the newsletter will out me. I hope our friendship survives. Also, I will be glad for the day when that is not an issue for anyone.) I am quite proud of myself!
Today I have also managed to take my vitamins, do my core exercises, store the curry pumpkin soup I cooked overnight in the slow cooker, write in my paper journal, sort mail that had piled up, file papers (both mine and T’s, oi!), read a magazine for string players, scan a particularly interesting viola article, and email it to a couple of violists I know. I also traveled to and from handbell choir on an unusually crowded train without attacking anyone, but that is usually my M.O., so no brownie points for that. I may even balance my checkbook before bed. Look out, now!
T is working on her PC technician homework, and I am reminding myself her expressions of frustration are not my cue to lecture her on being positive, etc. It isn’t that she needs to think positive; I need to relax and not expect everyone around me to be happy all the time. (I see patterns of someone I know better than to emulate in my annoyance, so I am nipping that all the way in the bud.) She has a right to her expression, and I have a right to sit down and shut the hell up, unless I am offering help when she asks.
I’m working on a 2013 calendar of some of my black and white photos. I have no idea what it is going to look like; I have never had a calendar made of my images, before. I suppose it would be a good idea to order one, so I can see if I like it. I don’t exactly have the money for that, though. I have Girl Scout cookies to order from my young friend in Washington State.
Yes, I am ordering GS cookies from clear across the country. Not only are the cookies worth it, so is the friend I am ordering from. It’s her first year as a scout, and I am happy to have her feed my addiction support her cookie sales.
Note to self: no eating while watching Wanda Sykes videos. I choked on my Cheerios this morning watching her. She is hilarious! I needed that laugh.