This week, I am thankful:
for the way you all found encouragement in the comments on Christmas Eve
I read all the comments on that post (as always!) and I was so happy to see that you all were feeling cheered and less alone after reading what others had to say.
for the way words land where they’re supposed to
Sometimes, when I’m writing a post and I question whether it’s really that helpful or of much consequence, I am reminded of what I read in You Could Make This Place Beautiful.
I’ve mentioned this before, but…the author was questioning whether her divorce memoir was really going to be that helpful to people or not.
In the end, she decided to just send it, trusting that the telling of her story was enough, and that her words would go where they were supposed to, landing with the people that were meant to hear them.
Reading her book was SO helpful to me; it was so relatable, I burst into tears multiple times while reading it. So, I am very grateful she decided to send her work out into the world.
Anyway, as I was reading the comments on the Christmas Eve post, I was reminded of this again. That was a short, off-topic post, and I almost wondered if I should publish it or not…but as it turns out, it was a post with the right words for some of you.
So I’m glad I hit “publish”!
This is the first Christmas in all of Lisey’s life that we have not spent together! But thanks to the magic of Facetime, we were able to have a quasi face-to-face chat, and that made me happy.
that I figured out my printer’s paper jam
I was trying to print out a little January calendar page and somehow, the paper got jammed! I had a terrible time finding the appropriate opening to locate the paper, but I finally did.
And now my printer is working again.
that the sun is gonna be out today
Yesterday was a very dreary, dark, rainy day, and we all know that’s not my favorite.
But today, it’s supposed to be dry and warm and some sun is gonna peek through. Yay!
for my Buy Nothing group
I’m busy getting through tasks I put off during the semester, and so of course I am decluttering.
My poor laundry room had gotten a little messy.
So I listed a bunch of things on my Buy Nothing group.
And now my laundry room is looking much better.
As at my other house, my laundry room isn’t gonna win any style awards. But it’s functional! And I’m used to a cinder block laundry room anyway. 🙂
I am just thankful to have a full-size washer and dryer and an unfinished room with storage.
When I was initially looking for places to rent, I considered an apartment, which probably would have had a much smaller laundry room! This one has a utility sink, washer, dryer, chest freezer, storage shelf, and it’s not even cramped in there with all that stuff.
I would have survived in an apartment, but man, it’s really nice to have a house instead. 🙂
that I do actually still know how to get stuff done (ha)
I did do maintenance stuff during my semester (laundry, cooking, bathroom cleaning), but anything that was extra fell by the wayside.
I made a big brain-dump list of all those extras, and now I’m busy knocking them out.
So now I feel a little more like my normal self.
And you know what’s great about all these tasks? They’re not things I have to do repeatedly, so I feel super productive.
Like….I don’t have to declutter my laundry room every week. That makes it more rewarding than, say, unloading the dishwasher.