Day 358 - November Gratitude, part 22
Monday, November 23, 2015
Today's blog was supposed to be about relaxation. I had hoped, unrealistically, that today would be a day to relax and enjoy a Sunday that was beautiful and warm (at least by November's standards). It was not to be.
Today was a day of finishing projects: baseboards, window and door trim, a new sliding glass door up in the guest bedroom, and some repair work to some of the floor tiles that were lost when the gigantic island countertop was brought in on Thursday. Our tile pros were great about coming back and fixing the problems (they anticipated them, since they were called in to help bring in the massive counter - they all said that it weighed about a ton). Since they had to drive all the way from Santa Rosa (about an hour and 45 minutes away), I couldn't help but be grateful for their professionalism and their support.
My big accomplishment today was to get the stereo and video components set up again. I even managed to keep the "spaghetti" of wires behind the cabinet to a minimum, and we have surround sound once again! Since we moved to Sacramento in 2009, we have not had a setup that would allow for rear speakers, at least not easily.
I did manage to take a break for an hour to ready the Sunday paper, before getting back to work with the laundry and the ironing, which I finally finished a little after 10pm.
Still, I am grateful for the ability to relax. Sleeping in an extra 90 minutes from my normal wake-up time is a pleasure on the weekends, And, to be honest, I'm not a person who relaxes very well anyway. Staying busy is a way to be productive, and I love being productive!
So today I'll be grateful for relaxation AND productivity! What a great combination!
Thank you all for the wonderful comments you've been posting on my blogs lately. I am always overwhelmed by your notes and messages saying that I gave you just what you needed at just the right time. Don't you know that's what you do for me???
So let's all KEEP SPARKING and supporting each other! I hope your three days leading up to Thanksgiving are every shade of AWESOME!