Saturday, August 18, 2012

Exhaustion, and week in review

I am just plain tuckered out! I decided to run last night, do a fitness class this morning, and then run again right after the class. Now I want to sleep the afternoon away (which... with a five-year-old? Is a total pipe dream) and eat.

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Things about last week that stand out:
Things I'm looking forward to:
  • Date night with my husband
  • My two closest friends from school finally returning from their looooong summer field seasons in exotic areas of the world (Iceland and New Zealand) 
  • Another relatively relaxing, work-free day tomorrow
Things I'm grateful for:
  • My sweet, smart, energetic, creative, affectionate little boy 
  • My laid-back husband, who doesn't always understand me but unconditionally accepts me
  • The best, most supportive, most energetic dissertation advisor ever - we butt heads sometimes, but I can't imagine a better mentor
  • Time for relaxation
  • Amazing opportunities - school, travel, free public education for my child, good health, employment
  • The capacity, freedom, and opportunity to make changes, and people who are willing to help me as I strive to do so
I like this: "Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world." - John Milton

What about you? What are you grateful for?


  1. I'm grateful for living in the same town as some family, cheap babysitters, and an awesome running club.

  2. Ohhhhh cheap babysitters... That would be nice. Luckily his old preschool will let him come to Parents' Night Out (which is relatively inexpensive) for the next year or two.

    I want to start running with a local club this fall (East Nasty - supposed to be a great running group in Nashville).