Friday, April 22, 2011

Five for Friday

It's a bit more challenging to come up with five thoughts of gratitude from this past week mainly due to the "extensive" oral surgery I had on Wednesday morning. But, in spite of sitting here with a bizarrely swollen face and on steroids (look out!), there really are many things for which I'm grateful.

1. So appreciative that I don't have to run a bookstore while healing from oral surgery. I can be a hermit for a while and concentrate on getting better.  My husband has been sweetie during my recovery. He's cute, smart, sensitive, responsible and funny, but most of all, he's kind.
2. I love Debbie's funny, friendly and positive approach to life. She blogs at Sassy Banana and at her personal blog Etc, Etc, Etc. Such a ray of sunshine. And a birthday girl this week.
3. We went for a bike ride on Sunday. It was a gorgeous day. Got in a 25 mile ride and that means the 3,000 mi milestone is getting closer. Byka will get her much needed tuneup then.
4. So thankful that Trish has motivated me to finally read "Lit" by Mary Karr. I am loving this book. Trish is even patiently waiting for me to finish (maybe today) and we'll post our reviews.
5. A blogger friend from Texas put a smile on my big ol face when the Southwest Chipotle Mrs. Dash arrived in the mail. We have not been able to find this seasoning here for some reason and she sent us two bottles. Thanks Anne!

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
~ Marcel Proust

5 comments:

Janell said...

That's a great list of things to be grateful for.

yogurt said...

oooh, Mary Karr. My absolute favorite memoirist (is that the correct label?) I adored Liar's Club and Cherry. You've read those two, right?

Lee said...

Yes, I've read Karr's previous two memoirs. I'm thinking of re-reading them. Strange for me as I'm not much of a re-reader. I'll send you my copy of "Lit" if you'd like to read it.

karen-holmes said...

grateful... mmm...among many things...grateful for this great pic of the bike and the pink shoes...and meeting you here. -k.

Kathleen said...

Hope your mouth is feeling better soon. It sounds like, in spite of everything, you have much to be thankful for!