Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gratitude Project 2009 Day 6

I can't believe that today is already Day 6!! This has flown by... just one more example of 2009 being the fastest year ever for me. Zoooooooooom!

Thanks to everyone who sent me messages about my headache yesterday... I'm happy to say that I'm feeling much better! See my #1 on my list below. :)

I'm working on a ton of new jewelry designs, including a bunch of bracelets and some necklaces that are different than anything I've offered before. I'm hoping to have time on Thursday to take photos so look for new uploads to my Etsy this weekend!

I am thankful for/that:
  1. After two muscle relaxers and ten hours of sleep, I woke up without a headache!
  2. I have a doctor with whom I can communicate; when I first met him I brought in my entire medical history and he listened to me and asked questions and then prescribed me what I wanted (muscle relaxers, among other things). I do NOT abuse them but they are there when I really need them and I appreciate his trust in me. Being a military spouse, I've had a lot of different doctors, so I know when I've found a good one. :)
  3. My 4x6" Epson photo printer. The quality is as good as any lab, and it's right here in my studio, ready whenever I need prints!
  4. Jason might have just saved us $200 a month. My fingers are still crossed that it will actually happen!
  5. I can buy whatever I want at the grocery store. Obviously I don't go crazy buying filet mignon and lobster or anything, but I really, really appreciate that I can buy whatever I want when I'm grocery shopping.
  6. More and more people are joining the Gratitude Project! It's never too late... if you happen to see this post in a year and a half, feel free to join in!!! Any time is a good time to feel gratitude. :)
  7. My analytical mind. I really love analyzing things and I may spend too much time doing so at times, but it's just because I love the process! I love thinking up ways to solve things, ways to measure things... I think I should have been a statistician. :)
  8. We've been investing since before we were married when it was painful to invest. We're still investing now when our dollars are buying a lot more than they were a couple years ago. I'm so thankful that we've been able to do this and adjust our spending habits to continue to do it.
  9. E-mail messages about how much people love the gifts they've received that I've created.
  10. The tablecloth came clean! When we moved here from Italy our Italian packers (two brothers and their dad) packed some of our furniture in what they considered to be junk blankets. One of these "junk blankets" was actually a hand cross-stitched tablecloth with someone's initials on it! It was totally covered in grease and grime and had obviously been used to move many, many items previously; there are even some holes in it. But I just couldn't bear to part with it, since someone obviously spent a lot of time on it! So I spot-treated it, soaked it, and washed it in OxyClean, and you know what? It came clean! So I'm going to repair what I can and use it as a table cloth once again! I hope someone asks me about it, I can't wait to tell them. :)
  11. Everyone who donates to the arts and enables children to experience and learn about art. I hope more and more people realize how important this is!!! It should be mandatory in schools.
  12. Honesty over saving face.
  13. Faith.
  14. Scarves; big puffy scarves and thin silk scarves.
  15. Deep, deep, deep breaths.
  16. Friends who will go the distance.
  17. A possible Love Bomb weekend--oh please, oh please!!!
  18. The process of journaling.
  19. Knowing my worth.
  20. Not giving in just for the sake of giving in.


Sooz said...

OOhh I love these...especially LOVE THE TABLECLOTH ONE!! AND YES TO THE LOVEBOMB! xoxoxoxoxooxox WEEEEEEEEE!

cynthia said...

Love Bomb sounds super awesome:) Too get a chance to hang out with you and all the peeps again!!!!! I wouldn't miss it for anything!!! My sleeping bag is ready:)

love the story of the tablecloth too:) OxyClean rocks!

Katherine said...

You have to post a pic of the tablecloth! I love that!