August 6, 2022

It was hot today but I still managed to walk to the gym and get a short workout in there before walking back. I felt sweaty and gross yet good. I was glad to get it out of the way and on to my day, which included errands and getting stuff from my storage unit for my antique booth. Of course, after a while in my storage unit and then in the garage working on a chair, I once again felt sweaty and gross.

I’m thankful for a busy day. And for showers and goat milk soap. And for air conditioning that allows for snuggles on a hot day.

August 5, 2022

I had a job offer that I turned down today. It was a hard decision that I spent most of the week stressing over. Mostly I worried that I would regret not taking a chance. Until I realized that not taking the job was also taking a chance.

I’m thankful I’m comfortable with my decision. I’m thankful I even had a decision to make.

August 4, 2022

Wow. What a week. It’s been crazy at work in all the wrong ways. I’m exhausted just from thinking.

But I am thankful for the reminders off and on that I’m never completely stuck in a bad situation. I might need to change my expectations, my perspective, or my timeline, but there’s almost always an option for change. Maybe not always the ideal one, but a stepping stone to a different path. A friend sent this to me and I think it’s brilliant:

And while I’m making choices, I’m also thankful today for this lemon cake. Oh. My. Gosh. It’s so good. If you have a Costco near you, go and get it. Now.

July 31, 2022

I dreamt last night that Chance ran off in a crowd of people and I couldn’t find him again. I was devastated. Then I got a call from someone who had him and said they’d return him for a reward. What the actual heck.

Thankfully, I woke up after that, and my day played out better than my dream. I got a lot of house stuff done. I worked for a little while on a couple of crafts. We had lunch at our favorite bar. I weeded the front yard. It was another nice day to end the weekend.

July 30, 2022

I’m so thankful today for an evening with friends. A group of us celebrated a birthday with pizza and desserts. Desserts first, which is my favorite way to do a meal. While we have seen all of our friends lately, it’s been a while since we have all been together at the same time.

We spent the evening outside in a beautiful backyard, having entertaining conversation and drinking wine. It was a lovely evening. We didn’t stay late because we had the pups home and hadn’t left any lights on for them, but we discussed the next get-together before we parted ways. Once again, I wish I had gotten a picture. I’m terrible about that.