About time for the pity party to exit stage left

Been thinking that it is about time for the pity party to end for me.

Not that I’m saying it’s wrong to be grieving or hurting, but I need to start being better about getting the things I want to get done done.

So no more weekend Angel marathons. I’ll keep them to one-day only. No more making Edmund do the laundry every time. I’ll start taking my turn.

Instead of just feeling overwhelmed and shutting down, I’m going to focus on getting something done.

This is doomed to fail, isn’t it?

When I recorded this week’s message from Lounging with LannaLee, I realized that some of the joy has gone out of my life. Now, we all know this is due in no small part to my father’s death and father-in-law’s terminal illness. But those things aside, I have a lot to feel good about. So I’m gonna. Dammit.

Bring On the gratitude

My next “thing” is to bring on the gratitude. So, going forward, I am going to focus on people and parts of my life for which I am grateful.

I won’t be sharing all of my gratitude. Some of it will be too personal. Some of it will be too boring.

Here is a start. I am grateful for:

  • My husband: who cleaned off my car this morning, and takes care of me in so many ways
  • My Mom: who nurtures everyone around her, and makes awesome food.
  • My brother Bill: who is a terrible tease with a big heart. And he drove most of the way back from Pennsylvania Wednesday morning so we could beat the storm.
  • Mom and Bill: for coming to Allentown, Pennsylvania with me and Edmund so we could be together with Ed’s family for Christmas.
  • Mom, Bill and Edmund: for making long-ass car trips fun.
  • Coffee. I am grateful for coffee
  • Being able to break the soda-every-day habit: If you asked me five years ago, I would say it’d never happen
  • Good friends: glad to be seeing my BFF Trish and her daughter Mya over this coming weekend
  • My kitties: for the cuddling. When they would deign to do so.
  • The Lounge: for the opportunity to speak with lots of cool people
  • Amazon Prime/Amazon.com: because I love books and music and movies and junk like that

That’s a good enough start.