This year, as always, I am grateful for many things. Chief among those is always having “enough” (food, air, water, clothes, etc.)
-a growing savings account
-Snuggles in bed with Beatrix (I think I say this almost every year but am fully aware that these days are fleeting)
-Playing soccer again after almost 20 years!
-Weekend days with nothing scheduled
-A husband who is an equal partner in parenting
-House guests who cook you dinner
-after 13 years of living in Seattle, FINALLY owning both rain boats and a good rain coat
-waking up to find a fresh pot of coffee already made (note- this happens almost every day)
-Cold, sunny days
-An office with a view of Lake Union and the mountains
-A flexible, supportive boss and an easy commute
-A car that always starts
-A daughter (Lucy) that has an insatiable love of books and reading. Also the joy of being able to share some of my own favorites from childhood with her.
-Teachers who work hard to educate the next generation
-Seeing the other perspective
-Generosity in all forms
-Being part of a community
-Having an amazing group of practitioners- (Physical therapist, acupuncturist, massage therapist, etc) who keep me healthy and active
Book: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward and The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
Movie: Sideways (still good after many years), Clear History
TV show: Call the Midwide, Downton Abbey
Trip: Anniversary trip to Santa Barbara with Gordon
Album: Um, I don’t think I listen to music anymore?