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***Gratitude abounds in the knowledge that my tires are still under warranty, AND road hazard is covered. It involves a certain amount of hassle for Steve in that his job is to call the company and jump through all the hoops (and by that I mean it really IS his job; he is in the service department at a Chevy dealership), but with any luck, I will have a brand new tire within a few weeks. Whew-financial bullet dodged.
***Also in the dodging bullets category, while the washer isn’t fixed, per se, it is no longer leaking water all over the floor. The trick is to run smaller loads (crap; six people = a buttload of laundry) AND to keep the clean litter box being used to catch the leaking water emptied out. So it isn’t ideal; few things truly are. However, I am so grateful that I don’t have to make a trip to the laundromat, which makes me feel dirty just walking in (and before anyone gets all up in arms about that, I have already paid my dues by having had to lug the three older kids to the laundry for about 4 years. I have paid my dues). And if it can be babied through until after the first of the year, I will be so happy.
***I am grateful to have a place-here in blogland-to write down all those icky feelings I was feeling yesterday. Simply by articulating, ‘Hey, I am sad and upset and blah blah blah,” the power was taken out of those same feelings and I felt much better throughout the day. It is a reminder to me to take my own advice and, “Feel however you feel and move on.”
***We still haven’t carved our pumpkins for Halloween; too many other pressing needs in the evenings. And in keeping with the gratitude thing, isn’t it nice that if we don’t end up carving them, I won’t have to go buy more pumpkin to can? Really, that is a win-win situation for me.
***Hannah has apparently recovered from her heartbreak over her boyfriend breaking up with her. There have already been several “new” boys calling her (she thinks of it as really neat and exciting, while I think of it as sharks smelling fresh blood in the water), and I am grateful that she appears to be learning that there are always other options and she certainly doesn’t need to settle for less than she deserves and wants.
***And tomorrow is Halloween; this brings gratitude in the form of Mounds and Almond Joy. I get first dibs on these items, as no one else likes them.
***feels good today to be over (for the moment) my feelings of frustration and worry yesterday. Although I might not get what I want in many, many ways, I know that I have everything I need, and for that I really am glad. It hasn’t always been the case, as most of you well know, so indeed, progress is being made even if it doesn’t feel like it some days.
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