Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day 5 of Thanksgiving

Made garlic rolls and cinnamon bread, both from the Amish White Bread recipe suggested by Barefoot Mommy. Sure was grateful for the abundance of time, money, and know-how needed to create such yummy things. (no, they didn't take much time nor money nor know-how, but I've been thinking lately just how lucky I really am)

Today I am grateful for the good things in my life I might take for granted:

* free books from the library
* enough money to feed ourselves
* a nice apartment (even though it's freezing)
* a car that works well (and one that is limping along)
* two adorable senior kitties
* my adorable and wonderful partner
* a great job and a great boss (and friend)

And so much else.

Yesterday was a good day, but it seems I'm moving into PMS-land and so it ended on a grumpy note. I got overwhelmed by technical details while trying to hook up wireless headphones so we can watch TV in the bedroom without disturbing our neighbors. I also managed to lift too many heavy things yesterday, and so I was tired. We lost the movie we were going to watch (after setting up the headphones)... and so on. And then, to top it all off, my book was stupid.

Still, it was a grumpiness brought on by abundance and not lack, and that is something to be thankful for.

Today I'm going to go for a walk with my new neighborhood walking buddy, and then possibly go to church. And then I'm going to fix the technical problems and return library books and start Fingersmith. I'm having trouble with books lately. I have started and stopped Howard's End, Moonlight and Vines (short stories by de Lint) and Dinner with Anna Karenina (the book that turned out to be stupid). After Fingersmith I'm going to read (and finish) Anna K. These two I know are pretty much guaranteed to be good, so maybe that will pull me out of my reading slump.

Anyway. Today, I am thankful for all the abundance in my life, for all the little things which help make things go well, for the fact that (Terri's health excepted) we have all the basics covered, plus some nice extras.

And now it's time to suit up and go for a walk and try to shake this grumpy mood.


Stefanie said...

Those garlic rolls look yummy. Can they be vaganized? Hope the walk helped the grumpies go away. I got a really nice letter in the mail the other day and I am certainly thankful for that :)

Barefoot_Mommy said...

oooh the bread looks so yummy! Don't you just love how versatile that recipe is?! I use it all the time because it's so easy to adjust. Sorry your book was stupid. :( LOL

Tammie said...

Still, it was a grumpiness brought on by abundance and not lack, and that is something to be thankful for.

i like that. honestly, when i think about it a lot of my grumpiness is brought on by that.

Daphne said...

Stef: I think they are very easily made vegan! Glad you got the letter... :)

Barefoot: the recipe was a hit! Thank you! So easy. It's *possible* that my bad mood influence

Tammie: I know! Although lacking causes anxiety, "too much" can definitely make me grumpy.