Yes people. We did it. We finally decided to purchase another computer, so I am posting today on my new laptop. It is also equipped with a headset and webcam in preparation for the upcoming move... soon to be my only way to stay in touch with my husband, until further notice. The computer and I are slowly becoming acquainted, and for the most part we're getting along. But, I do realize I hate having to learn new technology-related things. I dislike the learning curve and the initial awkwardness. I wish I could be like Trinity. Just download the program and off I go in my PVC outfit! *sigh*
I have felt distinctly uninterested in posting. Or talking to people. Or doing anything. I am sick of going through THINGS at home. Wherever I look I see more moving-related tasks to be done. I don't want to look through any more photos or scrap books. I don't want to decide what to get rid of or who to give items to. I don't want to answer the question "Any news with selling the house?" ONE MORE TIME! (sorry... it's my current pet peeve #1.) I just need to disconnect for a bit. The other day, I actually considered going to an amusement park by myself, and I don't particularly enjoy amusement parks. But I could use to be AMUSED. And I am pretty certain stuffing myself into that PVC outfit would not do the trick.
OK, thank you for listening - my allotted time for whining today has been all used up.
Here is my gratitude list for today:
1) I am married to the most amazing man. Truly. There are no words that could describe the full depth of his soul.
2) I am healthy, and my body is full of wisdom. (I could use to listen to it a bit more often - but I am working on that.)
3) My people - my soul family. The incredible teachers who walk with me in all corners of this world. Virtually or otherwise.
4) Being able to snuggle with any one of our three cats. They are the best therapy - and such amazing teachers!
5) I have the incredible capacity to feel - joy, love, longing, pain, all of it.
6) Finnish Coffee. (Trust me on this one.)
7) I survived my teenage years.
8) (This started out as a smart remark about our current political leader - but I decided I didn't want that on my gratitude list...) ...so, the cleaned up version goes: Whatever the state of the world today - I believe that life and love will still win in the end. We may not be lucky enough to witness it, but I keep hoping.
9) Florida thunderstorms. WOW! I will miss them!
10) Self adhesive stamps. (Because it just got too overwhelming to express how amazing this whole trip called "life" really is!)