Grace in small things - edition seven

1. a starbucks gift card - yes, i am an addict. i love what they say in the movie, You've got mail -
The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino
sometimes I wish my order was a bit cooler, but it is simple and always the same, even in one hundred and hell degrees:
decaf, grande, mocha with whip
2. this particular post - Grace in small things - taking a moment each week to search through my life and pick out the things that make me happy. Things that have touched my heart of made my life just a schosh better this past 7 days. On those tough days, I can spend time thinking about this post. (or maybe the day after all the stress and anger is gone)

3. Knowing other forms of de-stressing. I recently picked up a pair of these. I miss swimming and I will do anything better and longer with music. Gotta love electronics and inventions. There are days all I can think about is getting in the pool to swim off laps of stress and anxiety. When a shower, a nice glass of wine or other such modes will simply not do.

4. Water bottles. One of the things I have become a bit obsessed about. I drink at least four to five times the amount of water when I carry one. A couple of months ago, someone so effortlessly threw out my smartwater bottle that I kept at work. (the nerve, i know) I have been on the endless quest for one that doesn't appear to need to be pitched when cleaning. I found it!! Waiting was so worth it. It has the most incredible drink top. A flip top. No need to twist, slide or other stupid water bottle top thingys. And I LOVE the designs. It is BPA free - whatever that really means. This is my exact design here!

5. alas, love has made the top 5 again. Saint - this week, it is knowing that I am officially in a stable, healthy relationship and what it feels like to have it be normal and quiet. It can be eerie at times, but mostly, once I get over the non-drama of it all. I love it. And I can picture my life in 10 years. Also peaceful. Tuesday, my oldest cat, has currently found her voice again. Usually a mute cat with not much to say, ever. Even when I am calling her frantically because I can't find her. I should have called her squeaker because that is how her voice comes out. Like she can't contain it anymore and it PEEPS! out in a quick, loud MEOW. Even that is too long. It's more of a MW! But oh so incredibly cute. And Izabel with her lion cut reminds me of the days when she was 5 weeks old and so adorable I with her baby fur. She is a maine coon, so she has three sets of fur; one wiry and hard, followed by full and thick, and lastly soft and down-like. Her lion cut has been growing in and it looks and feels just like that kitten I remember from so long ago. Love it!


jayayceeblog said...

Yay for Starbucks, swimming, love and happy kitties!

Duchess said...

Happiness is lovely! Glad things are going well for you on all counts :0)

Don't kitties make it all better?! :0)