Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014

I took the day off on Veteran's Day, to avoid the 1-mile walk to work that happens when the buses run a holiday schedule.

Gratitude Challenge, Days 11-12, via Kwizgiver

11. Noise
Noise is a constant presence in our crowded home, and while I often find it annoying and frustrating, I'm grateful that it comes from happy, healthy children with strong imaginations.

12. Texture
I'm grateful for the texture of Arnold Oatnut Bread. It's thick and nutty, and adds a little oomph to today's turkey sandwich for lunch.

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Blog 365:

November 11: What was the last lie you told?
I can't remember lying recently. I remained tactfully silent when my mom asked how Papi's job search is going. That's not a lie, exactly.

November 12: What is your favorite cuisine?
Probably Italian. I've been on a chicken piccata/franchese kick lately. And although we seldom ate Italian food or pasta growing up, I find something very homey and comforting about spaghetti in tomato sauce.

Catching up:

November 1: What decision are you glad you made?
I think moving to Rhode Island is one of the best decisions of my life. It wasn't easy in the beginning, but my life overall is far better than it had been.

November 2: Share some good advice:
Be where you are. Be present in the moment, appreciate the people and experiences around you. Focus. Feel. Enjoy.

November 3: What occupied your mind today?
It's been a week, but I imagine my brain was filled with thoughts of Comic Con.

November 4: What was the best conversation you had today?
Again, it's been more than a week. I really don't recall a conversation from then.

November 5: Do you love your job?
Love it? I enjoy it. I feel challenged, but not stressed. I like my coworkers and boss.

In my life...
Nothing of note. Mommy and Papi will be going out tonight, so I'll be babysitting for a few hours.

It's been warm the last few days, today's foggy - a precursor of the temperature drop to come. The midwest got hammered with winter storms.

In the world:
A rocket has made a soft landing on a comet. The world's first. I still wonder if there are some people who wouldn't have starved to death if that money had been used differently.

Two window washers were rescued from a malfunctioned scaffolding on the 62nd floor of the new World Trade Center.

Makes me happy: 
I'm heavily into a book called "Waking the Merrow." The protagonist/narrator is one of the most unlikeable people I've encountered in fiction. But the story is compelling and the suspense is page-turning. It's also set in Rhode Island, so it's fun to read about the places and landmarks I know from our travels.

Something beautiful:
"fire" from the elements series by Eva Mizer

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