gratitude monday 8/18

It’s Monday and I’m up and productive and grateful. I’ve already moved my second monitor from one computer (the one that’s going into the shop today) to the other.

I’m a geek! It worked on the first try.

I’m grateful that I gave myself a day of fun yesterday. I tinted my hair. I went dancing at Lindy in the Park’s 12th anniversary. I took a nap! And went to Karen’s birthday party. Spent time with Karen and Sana and Sana’s niece—I love my hula family. Then my Sunday AA meeting and then [oops!] I stayed up too late watching tv and then working at midnight. Sometimes I get inspired at really weird times.

I’m grateful for Friday’s ritual and the good response to the astro report. I’m loving doing this.

I’m grateful that I got traffic school complete! It is done it is done it is done done done.

I’m grateful I resisted calling Rose. I am grounding myself (yes, both meanings) from bullying, managing, fighting with her. I am letting go. My commitment: I will pay this doctor’s bill for her and I will pay her medical insurance premium until her 22nd birthday; other than that, the nest is crumbling and it’s time for her to fly.

I’m grateful to be held safe and supported by my families of choice around this difficult transition. The tarot card of the day today is Strength and I need it.

I’m grateful for my first haircut since I decided to grow my hair. I hope that Monika—my new stylist—will be able to shape it and get me through the growing process.

I’m grateful for the new shampoo and conditioner which make my hair feel great. Moister.

And I’m grateful for a movie with a friend Saturday night. Great friend. Stupid and funny movie. Lovely evening.

Gotta get busy. I get to do some work this morning! I am blessed.

And now I have a Monday morning of work.

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