Archive | November, 2010

thankful thursday

25 Nov
  • running w speed increases and inclines. i like feeling like i had a really good workout. i like the feeling of freedom that running provides. where your mind is so clear and it’s its own quiet time.
  • watching sports on tv w my dad. it’s nice going to the bar w friends and nice staying home and online streaming it, but nothing beats his company
  • my rem team. i’ll miss them after this weekend. they’ve been a fabulous support group this fall and more encouraging than they know.
  • time off from work to gather myself and think clearly again.
  • prayer. bc time and again it works. and then brings me peace.
  • weekday dates. even though sometimes i feel bad for not working out after work, i really enjoy being able to go out and catch up w my friends and explore dc
  • craft beer. new york and HoB have spoiled me.
  • a home to go to during the holidays. not just that i’m not homeless, but for all the friends that i have who have moved (or their parents moved) around so often, they have no rea home to go to. i’m glad i have a place where all the people i’ve grown up with since kindergarten still visit for holidays.
  • new restaurants, gastropubs and bars. expanding my repertoire of places to go out to for food and hh.
  • summertime traffic and daylight.
  • being young and looking it too. it brightens my day to pretend to be a college student in university marketing materials.
  • vegetables. i love vegetables. i just don’t know how to cook them very well. or incorporate them into meals.
  • hair dryers. or else i would be wicked sick right now
  • having friends all around the country (and world). i love hearing about life in different areas, having people to visit and going to new places to explore.
  • tv shows that are online. i like the convenience of watching tv shows whenever i want and not needing to be home when it originally airs
  • support, encouragement, love and communication.

thankful thursday

18 Nov
  • shoe repairmen. seriously worthwhile: instead of buying new shoes, i pay $10–15 for a new sole/heel? DONE.
  • fixed rate dry cleaners. why have i never dry cleaned my clothes before?
  • derick. who is always my fav photog and to whom i will always be indebted to for helping me out.
  • my FXA team. a safe group of friends that i can laugh and be stupid with.
  • my REM team. the best group of girls i could ever come home to. these girls get me through the week.
  • coach will. a real coach, who believes that it’s not just about the sport, but also about the people and building them into better people. and is always willing to lend an ear.
  • running. as tough as it can be sometimes to finish, it is an outlet that helps me think clearly and gives me time to stop and think life through.
  • the closest of friends who support me and set me straight. they don’t judge but help guide me in the right direction. who listen when i ramble. who at a moment’s notice, will be there for me.
  • God, who takes care of me no matter what. who knows my heart. who calms my fears. and most importantly, who answers heartfelt and fervent prayers.
  • a church to come home to even if i am reluctant to call it home. people who constantly want the best for me. who open the hearts and offer their wisdom.
  • communion. after not being at church for about a year, i was amazed at how much taking communion means to me.
  • my fitness test. although results aren’t the best, i’m glad it alerted me to take action now to take care of my body.
  • communication. which i will always very highly value as a core in any relationship.
  • friends from all walks of life who i’ve picked up at various points in my life. who share their lives with me and ease the burdens that i bear.
  • mild weather. i really enjoy 50* autumn weather, especially in contrast w 90* summer humidity.
  • finding parking spots in Q or 2D when i go to the gym
  • windowsill seats. one of my favorite places to sit and watch the world
  • successful cooking escapades. especially with new recipes. and especially when people enjoy the food that i make
  • things to look forward to: turkey bowl, ny, philly, cali, NYE, ny rw
  • feedback. responses. reactions.
  • milk. calcium. vitamin d.
  • ibuprofen. for when my body fails me.
  • good outfits. they always make my outlook for the day better.
  • the colorful autumn trees. i love color. they make me love maryland.
  • tissues. tshirts are not made for blowing noses.