Saturday, October 10, 2009

I'm not going to post the pictures I took of the house I looked at. The house was great - but it is not reality for me. At least not right now. It is a pipe dream due to my sordid past. I simply can't afford it at this time. The backyard was HUGE - a wooded forest was it's neighbor. I could put TWO pools back there! The dogs would be in rolling Heaven. The master bath had a beautiful big soaker tub and two sinks. I can barely fit my toothbrush holder and the soap dish on my master bathroom counter. It had a fireplace with a mantle that I could decorate with pine garland, stockings and candles at Christmas. I have no fireplace. All stupid things to you, I'm sure, but it seems so luxurious to me. It's the little things I appreciate, like tile in the front walkway. It's OK. Some day. I'm just going to be happy with what I have for now.

That makes me think. Appreciating the little things. Let's make a list, shall we? And you can can contribute to the list too, if you like.

Things I appreciate:

1. When someone says something nice to me, and they actually mean it.
2. When I smile and someone smiles back.
3. When my favorite foods go on sale.
4. Those rubber thingees that help you open jars. (Ever since I fractured my wrist, I just have the hardest time with that.)
5. An unexpected surprise. (the good ones, not like when you get in your car and it won't start)
6. When my dogs pee OUTSIDE.
7. Candles that burn ALL the way down to nothing.
8. Baristas that care about their job, and therefore make the best coffee.
9. Watching something nice happen to someone.
10. Someone with a good sense of humor.
11. Reading a good blog post - there are so many of you out there!
12. When someone appreciates me back.
13. All the people who listen to/read my B.S.
14. Good memories.
15. People who comment.
16. Good cheese, good wine.
17. A good antivirus program that doesn't slow down your computer.
18. Fast internet connections.
19. When someone knows when to leave me the hell alone, and...someone who knows when to not.
20. A coworker in a good mood.
21. Great hand lotion.
22. Fiesty people.
23. Fiesty dogs.
24. A heart in the right place.
25. A hand in the wrong place. (sorry, couldn't help it...)
26. A good massage.
27. Good conversation.
28. Good meat.
29. Bending the rules.
30. Alleve.
31. Taking a chance...and it being worth it.
32. When someone believes me.
33. When someone believes IN me.
34. Naps. Naptime should be mandatory in the workplace.
35. When a man takes control of the situation (you know, in a good way)

Things I DO NOT appreciate:

1. Verbal jabs.
2. Waking up and stepping in some sort of dog mess.
3. A half-assed job.
4. People who can't get over themselves.

3 comments:

Whiney Momma said...

It is definitely good to stop once in a while and appreciate those little things. It always puts things back in perspective, although that house...sounds really nice!

Anonymous said...

"5. An unexpected surprise. (the good ones, not like when you get in your car and it won't start)"

Serendipity!

What do you mean by "due to my sordid past."?

-Aunt Katie

Cheryl said...

Well, my dictionary defines "sordid" as 'Depressingly squalid'. Yeah, that sums it up. Okay, it isn't THAT bad, but I've made some choices in life that now prevent me from buying my big beautiful house. For now. I make good money, but I'm still paying for some past mistakes. Aren't we all? Ug.