Some days just take a little more oomph to get rolling. Whether it is the blahs, the blues or the I-just-don’t-wanna-get-ups, there are days that make you want to give up on the world – at least for awhile.
For those days, sometimes I make a mental list of things I’m grateful for; not “big” things like NR or a roof over our heads, but little things – things that make life infinitely more pleasant or a rotten job slightly less unpleasant. Today is one of those days and here is one of those lists:
salted caramel hot cocoa – a new cocoa at Starbucks that is so delicious that I broke my sugar reduction plan to have it. Now, darn it, I need to figure out how to make it at home on the cheap and without sugar.
disposable latex gloves – when you have to do the bathroom cleaning and you have two males in the house – enough said.
a fresh mop for cleaning the tub and the glass shower doors – something that keeps me from kneeling into a wet tub or shower, sniffing cleaner fumes? Yeah, that’s good.
a nearby library with online browsing – wow, has this saved me money from the bookstore. Just the place to feed my mania…err…passion for new topics.
new authors of good fiction – better yet when the books are at the library. Check out Brunonia Barry’s “The Lace Reader” and Laura Dietz’s “The Tenth House” – good ones for October.
earl grey tea – some days just need tea with bergamot.
casseroles – for when dinner has to be hot, easy and comforting.
favorite movies on dvd – some days just need a viewing of Almost Famous or Emma.
a clean kitchen, washed and folded laundry, new rolls of toilet paper – fresh starts can be very satisfying.
What’s on your list?