Here we are at the end of November. Every single one of us finding on a regular basis things for which to be thankful. I am mostly thankful lately that sometimes things don't turn out as expected, that somethings don't change, and that somethings do.
November 23: A day off.
I took an extra day off to accomplish some tasks and spend the day with Aurora. It turned into a day of reminders of lots of amazing things in my life.
I picked up some of the final things from that house (it stopped being The Burrow when I left). Some things that in my nervous and sickened state ("The End is Nigh") I didn't get. So it was time to haul my Christmas decor out of the attic, grab the furniture and dishes I'd donated for the year to Aurora and to be out. Out. It proved to be one hell of an interesting 45 minutes, one which only made me more grateful to be done with that chapter in my life and so happy about how far Aurora & I have come.
November 24: Thanksgiving
Isn't it just? What a lovely and oh so American day. We had turkey tacos and margaritas, the Cowboys won, and I spent time doing a whole lot of nothing.
November 25: Buy Nothing Day
An answer to the nefarious Black Friday. If you've been reading for any amount of time you know we celebrate this every year. I believe it was my 8th year. And thank you to Adbusters.org for introducing me so long ago.
AND! Rebecca came to visit! With Minions! And we all had such a lovely time!
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And no one was pepper sprayed.
November 26: Something that involves mostly nothing.
I spent the entire day watching Christmas movies and crocheting. What a lovely (hand breaking) day. I'm so fortunate I have the ability to have so much free time and get to do things I love for ones I love.
November 27: Pre-New Year's Resolve.
My recent conquests have left me realizing I still too much base my worth on what others think of me. It is really just a waste of time to worry about who thinks I'm cute, or funny, or sexy, or intelligent, and who doesn't. Instead I should just be focusing on what I think of myself. I'm thankful for the perspective.
Sooo, the pre-new year's resolve is my personal project.
It has less to do with image and more how I want to feel. So while I may be working on losing 20 lbs by the new year, I'm also making sure I'm the healthiest I've ever been. Early morning jogs and dance parties, lots of water, eating better, less alcohol, more treats (like massages and mani/pedis).
I've never tried the picture a day thing (I mean, for any study purpose!) so I'm going to try it between now and the first year to see how it turns out.
November 28: Health
I have aches and pains and run into walls, and fall up stairs (like this morning), or open doors on my head (like Saturday), but I've never had a major (non-elective) surgery. And even if it makes things tight I can afford to take my daughter to the doctor if something doesn't seem right, and I can even go, too.
Two days left before an UBER magical Month!