Archive | July, 2010

thankful thursday

24 Jul
  • the new keypad access to the office and its happy tones
  • dinner parties
  • new recipes and baking that turns out well
  • assurance that i have a job for another year
  • sleep, exercise. sometimes the little things are actually luxuries
  • a supportive boyfriend for when i go insane
  • quick, direct, quiet, unscented, uneventful bus trips. or at least being tired enough to sleep through most of the ride.
  • hhs. for the few that i’m available to attend, i love seeing my friends
  • good performances and wins at fball
  • hazard lights and fast windshield wipers in torrential rains
  • intermittent walks during the day to clear my head
  • credit cards
  • shopping
  • ice cream, milkshakes, ice cream floats. desserts of my youth.
  • weddings. i love (or at least hope) that my friends live happily ever after
  • nighttime design ideas
  • well-timed traffic lights
  • the smell of fresh herbs
  • peaceful sunsets. the ocean/bay/shore.
  • a certain fair kiddo that never fails to amaze me in how wondrous he perceives the world, at the same time pushing me to grow
  • calendars that show continuous weeks instead of month to month.
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thankful thursday

8 Jul
  • long weekends
  • fitness classes
  • working out 4x week
  • food treks around the city
  • seafood, veggies, salads, light summer foods
  • bringing lunch, saving money
  • catching up on sleep on the bus
  • getting tan!
  • summer, bbq, pool parties
  • my first 3d movie: toy story 3
  • animated films
  • short work weeks
  • hh dates at home w my girls
  • fab hh deals
  • populated roads at nighttime
  • ez passes
  • shortcuts to work, getting to work on time
  • talking keypad locks
  • air condition when it’s not freezing
  • the lights off at the gym so it feels cooler
  • sports drinks, replenishing electrolytes
  • well-balanced meals
  • real bacon and meats
  • baking
  • cold marble slabs, for baking on hot days
  • ray’s return to fball
  • neosporin, benedryl bug cream, bug repellant, high spf uva/uvb sun block
  • deep conditioners
  • good conversations
  • summer dresses, good bras, cotton, linen

thankful thursday

2 Jul
  • friends that listen. it’s nice to have someone care about what i have to say.
  • beer. i may not like asian wines or know my cocktails, but i rarely go wrong with beer.
  • home-cooked meals. usually once a weekend, rob and i cook. i love it. but also now having to save money for the cruise, i am forcing myself to cook even more meals than usual. and they are so much healthier than eating out.
  • unflushables. they really take the time to help you out, on the field and off.
  • older (wiser) friends. people that i look up to and can turn to for advice when my peers aren’t the best option
  • older “sisters.” while it’s okay to have guy friends give advice, it’s really my sisters who have been through what i go through and can relate and support me.
  • no new cavities.
  • friends who pray for me. or with me. rarely do i get this chance, but it means so much to me.
  • lake fairfax. every week is an adventure to see more animals at the zoo. or dream about the water park, carousel or the rest of the park. what an awesome place.
  • the time to work out and run m-th this week, which doesn’t always happen, although it should.
  • 100% fruit juice. it gets me going in the mornings
  • starting weights and drinking more milk again. i intend to prevent as many health problems as possible.
  • getting home before 8pm. gymming and beltway traffic add so much time to my long day, i like having a few hours to myself before having to sleep
  • my upcoming cruise, i’m so excited for the excursions now that they’re booked, they’re actually happening.
  • booking things and paying for stuff. locking in more adventures
  • creative projects at work. in what is usually a slow time, i have a ton of work and it should all be very fun/interesting work. i just have to keep my head up.
  • rb+ff. loves that keep me grounded and positive.
  • lot C parking. lot K has its hassles: aka crossing rt 1.
  • being able to e-mail myself articles. and thus having plenty of reading material to catch up on over the weekends.
  • smartphones. i miss having one.
  • automatic windows in cars. they are so helpful and more safe than manual windows.
  • foam soap. liquid soap dries out my hands too easily.