This week I am thankful:
for my happy red shoes
Thank you, eBay!
for the readers who signed up for my food waste course
There is something a little bit scary about making and selling something, and when even just the first person signed up, I felt quite grateful.
I’m thankful for all the people who are willing to be my beta testers this first go-round!
(Course registration ends tonight at 9pm EST. Click here to join us.)
for a lot of sun this week
Yes, the days are awfully short. And I do not love making and eating dinner in the dark.
But the daylight hours have been mostly sunny this week and I am thankful!
for my window light
Obviously, a window does not solve short days.
But it DOES make the daylight hours much brighter inside my house, and I am thankful for that!
for the overnight freeze
The first freeze usually knocks out a lot of the problematic allergens and it’s been down below freezing the last two nights.
So, I’m thankful for the freeze because it should improve life for the fall allergy sufferers in my house.
for time with my cousin
I am certainly not happy that she is having prolonged morning/all-day pregnancy sickness. But I am thankful for the time I get to spend with her while I am helping her out with household chores.
And I am happy that I get to see her little boy too.
for my piano
Sonia was asking about a piece of music the other night, and I ended up sitting down and playing through a bunch of pieces (partly for her entertainment, partly for mine).
It’s kind of funny that even though music, and the piano in particular, has been a huge part of my life, my musical life and my blogging life rarely overlap.
that my parents facilitated such a useful hobby (piano playing)
I don’t think hobbies necessarily need to be useful to be valuable, but I’m really glad for the ways I’ve been able to use my piano hobby in my adult life and I’m grateful that my parents paid for lessons for all those years.
I love it when hobbies are fun and practical!
that Mr. FG is able to keep working during COVID
There are some things that are not ideal about working from home, of course, but it is far, far better than not working at all.
that Mr. FG got to go to his conference virtually
Usually he goes to an IT conference each year in person, but this year it was virtual.
The main reason I am happy about this?
We don’t have to submit an expense report!
The system we have to go through to get reimbursed for his trip expenses is truly terrible, and it takes FOREVER to get paid. So, we always end up having that money gone for months at a time.
(The suspicious side of me wonders if companies make reimbursement software terrible on purpose so that people don’t follow through for reimbursement.)
that there’s a new season of The Crown out
Sonia and I are delighted to have a new set of episodes to watch!
that groceries are still in stock here
I’ve heard rumors that people are panic-buying again, but so far, things look mostly fine here.
I feel less worried about empty shelves this time around because I think stores will implement buying limits earlier now than they did in the spring.
So, hopefully toilet paper will not be such an issue as it was earlier this year!