I'll admit it. I've hardly had any good news lately. If it's not thrush, it's my shoulder. If it's not my shoulder, it's my neck. If it's not me, it's my family. If it's not one miserable procedure, it's another.
Justified or not, I'm beginning to feel/sound a lot like Eeyore.
"No gaiety, no song and dance, no "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush."
Here's me taking a stab at "elevating the conversation" (and my mood) by answering one targeted question:
What do I love about my life?
Feel free to play along.
I love that my cat won't rest until she snuggles up on my leg, chair, or chest.
I love that my dog Betsy follows me everywhere.
I love that I live one minute from Whole Foods, a movie theater, and the gym.
I love my Acupuncturist, my LLMD, my Massage Therapist, and my Chiropractor.
I love that Angel can stay home and make money.
I love singing in the bathtub/car/shower and making up songs while driving.
I love watching movies.
I love my friends--many of whom I never would have met without illness.
I love my handicap parking pass...not that I need it, but that I can use it.
I love being able to go to Disney any time I want to.
I love Deland Bakery Yeast-Free Millet Bread.
I love my family and how willing they are to support me.
I love Angel's sense of humor and how he appreciates animals...even tiny, inconsequential ones.
I love watching the Occupy movement unfold and seeing people stand up for what they believe in.
I love magazines and lazing the day away with a good cup of hot tea.
I love folk music and, to my surprise, Lady GaGa. Did you see that Thanksgiving special? Man is she talented.
I love when Finster (my very large, very bad, white cat) spreads out his toes to chew his toenails.
I love my random folk art collection.
I love my La-Z-Boy(s).
I love witty, satirical, crass blogs that make me laugh til I cry.
I love the ceilings in my bedroom and living room.
I love listening to A Prairie Home Companion and This American Life.
I love that, since getting sick, I've been able to help a lot of people figure out what's wrong with them.
I love vintage books and using them to make vintage book journals.
I love what UNDAs have done for my brain fog.
I love that I'm able to walk longer and breathe a lot better lately...no cane, no wheel chair necessary.
I love my Favorite Lyme Nurse, Santa Maria, and doc's former Trusty Sidekick.
I love this meditation.
I love thinking about what I love about my life and that I'm still willing to do it (hey, I'm still in here somewhere).
Happy Black Friday!
Altered Today: Focus. No need to be black and blue. Right?