Monday, November 17, 2008

Sleeping with Bread: Burnt Toast

FRENCH BREAD! Pictures, Images and Photos

Okay, I am the kind of person who likes to rearrange her furniture twice a year. I get bored with the same thing month on end. So, to embrace my fickle, changeable side, I am dispensing with the Sleeping with Bread logo today. Don't you think this little piece of French bread is cute? Besides, the toasty look goes with the past week California has been having.

I haven't heard all the latest, but I know in our area, most--if not all--of the evacuees have been allowed to return home and the freeways are open. In California, you just pretty much can't survive without your freeways.

I wrote a lot this week about personal stuff this week... Marley and the Meltdown, Politics and Loathing in the Blog'verse. I kind of got a lot of my reflection out of the way. But, at the risk of being repetitive, I will go with a gratitude theme this week. It is almost Thanksgiving after all.


In the last week, what have I been most grateful for?

Emily and her thoughtful response to me at her blog
Encouraging emails and comments I received
Shari for sharing her journey with me
Marley for working through some hard, third grader stuff
Paul for not running away from me (!!)
Colin for getting a B average and being pretty much self-sustaining
Marley's teachers--over and over again
My assessments are done!!!! I still have to write a ginormous case study for this class, but the assessments are done!!!
Dr. KBA--the behind-the-scenes, knows what needs to be done professor in my dept.
Life on Mars... love, love, love that show (I'm beginning to gush about it. It's embarassing.)
I figured out how to get rid of the "Friends You May Know" recommendations on Facebook.

In the last week, what have I been least grateful for?

Fires, fires, fires
Uncivil discourse
Ill-considered trusts and wills
I have a lot of Ts to cross and Is to dot before the semester ends
Dirty bathrooms
Star Trek doesn't come out until May

And with a new twist...

What perspective has this introspection brought to you?

I think it is clear that I have more on my "to be grateful for" list than my "not grateful for" list.

Thank you, Lord. Seriously.

divider SM star trek Pictures, Images and Photos

C'mon over to the Sleeping with Bread site and read some more post by other SWB'ers.

17 down, 13 to go


Anonymous said...

I get weirded out by the orange/brown tint to Life on Mars. It makes me think my tv is broken.

Yes, your grateful has more substance than ungrateful. Good on you!

John Ross said...

It's good to be grateful. sometimes difficult, but good.

Anonymous said...

you are very kind. i was grateful for your thoughtful comments.

and the fires top my list, too.

Mel said...

I've had more than my share of reasons to say 'thanks' to the Big Guy.

I'm thinkin' He's pullin' overtime for more than just me and mine, huh?