Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Days Off

I am grateful for my impromptu day off.  I managed to get most of my errands run, the floor of my apartment swept, two hours of cardio in at the gym.  It was nice.  And tomorrow morning, if all goes well, I will get to sleep in and then go to work around 10.  And if things don't get well, I will have another day off. :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Missed a day


I am grateful for my mom.  Today she came up to visit me and to go dress shopping with me.  She paid for my wedding dress!! It will be here on February 20, 2012.  I am so flipping excited.  I am grateful for her for so many more reasons than just this one.  It is just a perfect example of how lucky I am to have my mother.  She is an amazing, beautiful, strong, loving, intelligent person who has molded me into everything I am.  No matter how bad her day has been she will listen to me whine about the insignificant things happening in my life.  She is willing to do whatever I need, with no question of the cost to herself.  She is an epic woman and I am blessed to call her mommy.  I love you!!

I am also grateful for late night talks.  They always make things seem less terrible.  Tomorrow is always a new day, and no matter what, I know that I never have to face the challenges that are waiting for me alone.  There is also someone there who is willing to reach out and take my hand.  I am so blessed to have my life filled with such wonderful and caring people.  I wouldn't be able to survive without them.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


I am grateful for my daddy.  I know that I already made a post about being grateful for my family, but odds are I am going to give each of them their own post.  Today I am grateful for my daddy because he has taught me so much about how to take care of myself.  Prior to letting me drive my car alone he forced me to change both a front and a back tire on the car.  It took me almost forty five minutes but I have never once been stranded with a flat tire.  He has also taught me how to fix a toilet, build things, keep my finances in order, and many other things.  Today I am especially grateful for him because I have to fix my closet.  The shelving thing in my closet broke, and when it did it ripped a hole in the wall.  I am in the process of patching the hole and then I am going to re-install the shelves in the closet.

I have an awesome daddy.  He truly is the best.  I cannot wait for him to walk me down the aisle at my wedding or to see him with my children (in a completely figurative way - I am waiting a real long time to have children!). :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 4 (but really Day 2)

I am grateful for the e-mail that I received on Wednesday morning at 12:06 a.m.  See, as those of you who have read my blog know, I just graduated from law school.  During the summer I took the NY bar.  On Wednesday I found out that I had PASSED the NY bar.  YES! I have been clinging to that happy feeling for three days (since the rest of my life seems to want to go to sideways).

I have been repeating this prayer to myself for about a week now.

It has become my mantra.  I just wish I could put it to better use.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I am grateful for...

I have been seeing people write things they are grateful for.  It is something to do with November, and Thanksgiving.  You are supposed to list one a day.  I am three days late, but after the way my life has looked for the past weeks, I figure I should start counting my blessings.  So today I am going to list three things.  Then I am going to post one thing I am grateful for every day.

1. I am grateful for my family.  I have a wonderful mother, father, brother, and fiance.  They are amazing, loving, kind, supportive, awesome people.  I don't know where I would be, or who I would be, without them.  I love you guys.
2. I am grateful for my job and co-workers.  In this economy I know having a job is a big deal and I am grateful that I get to go to work every day and earn a steady pay check.  I am able to save up for after the boy and I are married.  To make it even better, my co-workers are awesome.  They make me laugh every day and that is important.
3.  I am grateful for my puppy.  She is soo super sweet and loves me unconditionally.  Everyday when I come home she is super excited to see me.  She barks, jumps up and down and licks my face.  She is incredibly well behaved and wonderful. She makes my life better.

So that is a good start.  This challenge is also helpful because it will help me blog more often.  I told myself I would start doing it, but then never did.  So now, hopefully, I will. :)