Monday, November 10, 2008
Gratitude, Day 10
Well, this one may be backdoor INgratitude, but I'm glad I don't have to get up this early every day. I'm really grateful that I'm going to see my friends Paul and Nancy who I know from New York (though they live in Connecticut), but this will be my third day in a row of getting up like a semi normal person and my mind and body have not adjusted to it yet. Tomorrow is Schwan's Day (every other Tuesday) which means another early rising. What's with this sudden onslaught of morning visitors, huh, God? Trying to tell me something?
I actually believe that it's better for to rise early, but from what I understand most people like me who don't go out, tend to stay up late and sleep late. I know in the early days of my incarceration, back in NYC, it was in part a mechanism for keeping myself in. I could pretend to make plans and then get up too late for it to be practical to do them. Whew! Crisis averted. Now it's just the habit of zoning out at the computer and TV that keeps me up until 2 or 3 most nights so that I get up the next day between 9:30 and 10:00. Lucky me, my cats have given up debating me on this schedule. They have been totally baffled by the past three days of getting up with the rest of the world. (Hah! I just heard from Nancy. Like my nephew on Saturday, they are running about an hour and a half late. I coulda slept!)
But back to gratitude. I'm feeling so blessed by my clean house and my new keyboard. I have forgotten SOOOO much and much to my dismay, while I kept a lot of my folk song books, I apparently gave away my Bach which I really wanted to try. I'm doing so badly at the folk songs that it's probably just as well that I don't have the other. But I'm rambling.
One nice thing about having company is that I get to turn the heat up. I'm so afraid of not being able to afford my bills that I've developed the habit of keeping the thermostat at 60 for as much of the day as I can manage. (More gratitude coming here in between whining.) The generous universe has set my house so that in winter on sunny days, the sun shines right onto me at the desk which makes it much easier to keep the thermostat low. Today, alas is not a Sunny day and I don't think company should have to sit in their coats so I'm splurging on 63 degrees. It feels so nice. Another thing I'm grateful for is that my little house came with (according to the inspector) more insulation than he has ever seen. My house has a metal roof and it's so well insulated that I don't hear it when it rains. That's insulation! With my nice new windows, 60 degrees isn't too bad.. and the cool thing is I'm nicely shaded in the summer and the sun and the house stays pretty cool.
So I'm just rambling waiting for my friends to get here. I'm grateful for this place to ramble. Maybe today I can get my brain around the One Single Impression prompt, but I'm not banking on it. Grateful that anybody reads me. Grateful that I have a place to write. Grateful for all the wonderful people in my life. Grateful for Angel and Tara Grace. Grateful for life.
Grateful for how beautiful this year's fall foliage was. Pretty much gone now except for a few spots of color here and there. And of course for my camera and any cute little creature like this little red squirrel who is willing to pose for me.Anyone with a hankering for more can visit my Picassa album.
Have a wonderful day!