This is a post to cheer myself up. Though I guess I don't need cheered up anymore--my spirits, if not my body, are *much* better than last evening. I really should just leave yesterday in the past...there's no need to bitch about Rich getting rear-ended, and Gray and I having to shovel tons of heavy snow when I was already in a flare-up because we knew there was no way Rich would be able to get his little car in the driveway, and it taking Rich over two hours to make the normally 25 minute drive home from work, and having my muscles go into near total shut-down by evening, and getting almost no sleep because of the pain, and now not being able to walk the ten steps to the bathroom without tears flowing down my face. There's no need, but I just did it anyway. :p I sound a little bitter, no? But you know what, like I said, my spirits really are much better than they had been...
1.) Rich fixed up a little table at just the absolute perfect height so I can type without having to strain my arms or my neck at all. So I can sit in my comfy reading chair in my pjs with my unwashed hair (ummm...uncombed hair at that), wrapped in my heating pads all day reading graphic novels and hopefully some blogs as well.
2.) The view outside my window here is spectacularly magical! We didn't get a ton of snow--only about 15 inches, though it's still falling--but certainly enough to make everything look gorgeous. I always love this view, especially with snow...but there's just something about this latest snow that I can't describe and that pictures don't really capture. As Rich and I were saying to each other, it's so enchanting, so pristine, that it almost looks fake.
3.) Annie is giddily excited about tonight...she and her girlfriend, Dani, are going to a Valentine masquerade ball. For teens, sponsored by the Gay Alliance. And she will get to wear her gothic lolita dress. Yes, she is over the moon. :)
4.) And finally, there's my new project! I know, I know--I am a project junkie! But at least I'm in good company--Kelly is every bit as bad as I am, right Kells? :p
So, the latest project. I'm calling it 49 lists. It's in honor of turning 49, which I am about to do. 49 (and 4 and 9) have always been my favorite numbers...no idea why. Does everyone have favorite numbers? Anyway, in honor of completing 49 years on the planet, I'm going to make 49 lists through the coming year. I've already made the first one actually, because it will come into play before my actual birthday. "49 Wishes for Pampering During My Birthday Week" See, I'm incredibly lucky--my birthday always falls during winter break. Which means that Rich has no classes to teach and the kiddos have off of school. And most years, the kiddos go to my parents for a few days and Rich and I get a few days to recharge. This year, winter break will run from the evening of the 15th through the evening of the 24th. And while I'm sure I won't get every single item crossed off my list, I'm going to shoot for as many as I can!