I’m sitting in my office with the windows open. I’m wearing a short sleeved shirt and dug out my trusty soft cotton skort that has seen better days for sure but is so damned comfortable I can’t resist wearing it. The sun is shining, the kitten (well, she’s nearly a year old now, so not really a kitten so much these days) is sitting by the open window making those adorable little cat chirps at all the birds hanging out in the holly tree outside my office window. I’m drinking some sort of crazy green juice mix that has a lovely balance of mild sweetness with a touch of spice from the ginger.
It’s impossible to be in a bad mood on a day like today.
Thanks to increased exercise I’m feeling better too; getting out to the woods a couple times a week not only helps me center into my body but also helps me spiritually and emotionally. Last week Tori and I took the dog out for a hike, just the two of us, and as we walked we talked about many different things. I was struck once again by the amazing little person Tori is turning into. She told me several times during the hike that “today is the best day ever because I’m spending it with you!”
It’s impossible to be in a bad mood when your daughter is awesome.
Charlie and I have begun to plan, seriously, for moving sometime this summer. We know where we want to move – an area of Philly called West Philly/University City – because it’s halfway between my mom’s place and Tori’s school. It will save us tons of commuting time and will also allow us much better access to public transportation if we choose. While we’ve been discussing moving for a long time, it finally felt like reality to Tori and she had some tough feelings about it. Luckily, I took her to Ikea to buy her a desk for her room and we talked about what we could do in a new room for her and she got excited about moving. Though she will miss having a nice front yard.
It’s impossible to be in a bad mood when you are finally planning for something you’ve wanted to do forever.
Tonight is my recovery meeting and I’m really looking forward to it. Tori calls today “Wonderful Wednesday” because she gets to hang out at her best friend’s house for a playdate while Charlie and I are at our meeting. I see a direct correlation between my working harder at sobriety and my willingness to let things go. It is so much easier to not pick up the gauntlets thrown my way now.
It’s impossible to be in a bad mood when you feel grounded.
It’s a good day out there, folks. I hope you are enjoying it to. There’s not really much point to this post, but I don’t write here often enough when I’m happy. So I’m off to spend my day in this good mood.