Archive | April, 2010

thankful thursday

29 Apr
  • tt. lately thursdays are the low point of my week, where i am overcome with things like frustration, jealousy and exhaustion, but tt always brings me back up to an agreeable mood
  • my “friend” friends. by no means do i have a personality disorder, but yes, sometimes i enjoy familiarity whether it be with people i don’t know (grocery store checkout clerks) or inanimate objects (early 90s, tan, bumper sticker-laden MNM corolla w bike rack; the leaf stuck bt ff’s windshield and windshield wiper; the molly maid car in admissions’s parking lot; gym locker 2233)
  • my windowsill at work. my haven to sit at, warm up from the tundra better known as my office and watch the world
  • flexible schedules. every weekend in april i was able to see the boyfriend, whether it be a last minute trip up or him visiting dc.
  • good windshield wipers. are crucial in wicked fog and thunderstorms. along with hoping i get home sooner than later
  • bluetooth headsets. thanks to the boyfriend, i can now legally talk on the phone in my car.
  • splurges. fab steaks (even if we were too full on drinks to eat much); slow cookers; new dresses; new running shoes. it’s okay to treat yourself once in a while.
  • new running shoes. and the girl at city sports w the cute yellow rainboots for helping me know what i wanted. i am in love with my new mizuno wave inspire 6s.
  • people at shoe stores who know what they’re talking about. you know the right things, you make the sale
  • his manhattan apt. while i love when he visits bc i don’t have to spend 8+hrs in transit, i love being able to stay at a home and not a hotel. i like not having a schedule and having familiar surroundings and belongings handy.
  • naps. that get me through nights of working til dawn.
  • afternoon sunshine through my window at work. until then, i work in a tundra, but when the sun has beamed long enough against my window, it suddenly thaws to an agreeable temperature
  • my car. for swift, convenient transportation to manhattan as well as being a haven for warmth during midday thawing out sessions.
  • fab finishes to tough fball games
  • classy manhattan bars. let’s just say that manhattan is a few levels above dc in terms of bars
  • free UM schwag. working at marketing&communications. i have an endless supply of UM tshirts to work out in.
  • snacks. so that i don’t starve and become a grumpy bitch.
  • bright colored clothes and umbrellas on dreary weather days.
  • gravity hugs. and other absolutely random, cute things that come out of my mouth.
  • the friends i have that pull me out of crappy moods.
  • free time to sit still and relax

thankful thursday

22 Apr
  • weekend getaways to ny, things to look forward to
  • cooking my own food, not having to buy lunch
  • sleeping in, being able to relax and not live by a schedule
  • allergy meds, living comfortably
  • running while tired, the AC vents along the ceiling along the track
  • skinny jeans, they don’t drag and get soggy when it rains.
  • jackets, when AC freezes me
  • people who listen
  • fresh food, grocery stores that always have fresh ingredients
  • fball friends who keep in touch
  • the ever changing fine balance between talk radio and crappy pop music
  • baking versus cooking. and learning how to become better at both

thankful thursday

19 Apr
  • domestic weekends
  • cooking and baking food from scratch
  • cooking buddies
  • having a car, the convenience of driving
  • making up after fights
  • exercise, bc it keeps me happy
  • new dresses
  • carpooling w ff, going on adventures (getting lost) and singing to crappy pop songs
  • removable bottom tart pans
  • time to breathe; sitting outside on the armory steps eating lunch; doing the crossword on the benches of engineering field
  • recognizing my priorities and growing up along the way

thankful thursday

8 Apr
  • friends that love me dearly by celebrating my birthday with me, whether by physical presence or well wishes.
  • RB, who never fails to listen to me, no matter how petty the rant. she is one of the most level-headed people i know and that’s a very valuable trait.
  • exercise. pushing myself to go further than i know how.
  • walking around campus. even in the bitter cold and snow or humid heat, it’s a calming to courier things for work. i love seeing the people and how they make this campus theirs.
  • air condition. and not waking up in the middle of the night covered in sweat. being able to breathe.
  • allergy medicine. i wake up in the morning with swollen eyes, wheezing, sneezing and with swollen, itchy ears. one hour after taking this medicine, i am no longer a grumpy ogre.
  • a bye week between seasons so my poor thumb can heal up again.
  • GOOD books. whether fiction (harry potter) or cookbooks, they are relaxing. i love them.
  • drinking cold water after a hot run
  • the runners at the gym track. the more i see people i recognize, the more i am encouraged by their dedication
  • completely relaxing
  • dinner parties. spontaneous bbqs.
  • pwb, my half. 2yrs could not go any slower.
  • not having to spend nine draining hrs on a bus in order to see my bf
  • people who show me love even when i don’t think i’m deserving of it.
  • daddy, who keeps me sane while i’m at home.
  • sundresses. well-planned outfits.
  • hair that’s long enough to pull into a ponytail
  • smoothies, rita’s, blasting crappy pop music really loud. things that help me deal with life at moments of absolute frustration and stress.
  • rob, a man who knows and forgives my faults in order to love me more than i deserve.
  • TTs that bring me back to reality

thankful thursday

1 Apr
  • the adrenaline to run even when i’m tired
  • my running friends. aka not my friends, but i like to think that we are bc we all run at the same time and see each other.
  • closure. and the people who made it possible
  • the unchained area of the parking lot that allowed me to park w/o using my gatecard for two months
  • not needing a crapload of replacement parts for my computer
  • cooking weekends and my new fab cookbooks
  • the people i can turn to who make me laugh on crappy days.
  • daffodils.