Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Good Things

We've been on an emotional roller coaster this week.  Oddly, my mood has been fairly good.  I put that down to a certain fatalistic attitude about life and death combined with this practice of finding at least One Good Thing a day.

I'm blessed with fantastic friends. There's a lot of support around here.

Mom's health caregivers are excellent. One saved Dad the other night.  Everyone saves my mom every day. Including today.

One Good Thing about Valentines' Day was how quiet things were at the hospital. Tests and treatment were administered in record time. My parents actually went out for dinner on the way home. What a contrast to the rush to the hospital earlier in the day.

One Good Thing about getting my hair cut after work was the lack of people milling about. Most of them were at the restaurant next door. I could smell steak sizzling on the grill. Yum.

I sang a song today. Out loud.  Strong. Of good things not bad. Happy not sad.*

Apparently you can buy this candle for the "Instant Iceland" effect.  I doubt it will create the experience I'm looking for but I have to admit I'm hiding my credit card right now.  I'm too curious to know what driftwood bonfire on black sand smells like.

One Good Thing about International Day of Compulsory Chocolate Consumption is listening to all the love stories.

In unrelated news, I wrote a bit of a character bio for the second owner of the creepy painting.  It's the anti-romance.  But I am having fun writing again and that's a Good Thing.

How was your lovely day?

*I couldn't find any good videos of The Carpenters so imagine my offtune enthusiasm instead


  1. My good things were:

    1) a wonderful dinner cooked by The Boy for our 15th! Valentine's Day
    2) watching Clancy nap curled up in front of the faux fireplace on an afghan I made her
    3) downtime at work were it's not mental. That won't last, but I'm enjoying it while I can
    4) the ability to crochet again and working on an afghan to replace the last one I made umpteen years ago when it didn't hurt to do so.

  2. Anonymous9:50 AM

    You made me look. lol Okay. That is the best pitch for a candle I've ever read. Now I WANT one. ;-) Sing it, honey, so I can hear ya across the water. We celebrated the evening with a shared bowl of popcorn and Elementary. That's how we roll. I owe you an email.