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I am grateful:

1) for my bio-family
2) for my family of choice.
3) that I have had so many interesting experiences.
4) for the indulgence of my wonderful girlfriend, R.
5) for L.
6) for free transportation options.
7) for life without cable.
8) for music and singing.
9) for community.
10) that I know myself.
11) that I'm learning to cook.
12) for a good (non-leaking!) roof over my head, working utilities and public services.
13) that my car works, and my parking karma is generally good.
I've been living mostly without my car since moving, but when I need it, I'm very grateful that it's there. Oh, also very grateful that R. and I went out and had yummy food before the surgery. The memory of the reuben sandwish and latkes sustains me.

14) for dental insurance.
I had my wisdom teeth removed. OUCH!

15) that my mom got me a Magic Bullet.
I used to to make smoothies and to blend various foods while I was sick. I should use it more often.

16) for pain medication.
The G.A. drugs wore off, and I started really hurting.

17) that I got to see J. and K. (even though I was a sad, loopy gopher).
Also that Baja Betty's had Lobster Bisque that was super nummy. This was the peak of the swelling-- I looked rather ridiculous.

18) that my friends came over and painted ornaments and I had a great time for most of it.
Everyone was wonderful and supportive for the period of time when I just needed to curl up with my frozen peas on the couch. And we watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks!

19) for sick leave and an understanding boss.
I was still in a lot of pain, so I went to see the doctor again. I am also grateful that R. took the morning off to take me (can't drive on the drugs).

20) that I have many tools and lot of support to work through my emotions.
I sent a response to an email that was from someone in pain, and got a brusque response. I'm grateful that I can let go of it much easier than I would have in the past.

21) for the cessation of pain.
I actually had some pain-free time without drugs for the first time since the surgery. Unfortunately, it got worse in the evening, so I canceled plans to go sing with the chorus (which probably would have exacerbated things anyway).

Woohoo! I'm caught up to today!!

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Date: 2009-12-17 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] voyeurprincess.livejournal.com
I got a Magic Bullet LAST Christmas... and I confess I haven't opened it yet. Eek. I should mess with it.

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Date: 2009-12-17 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellienihon.livejournal.com
It's really easy to use. Anything that calls for blending, give it a whirl. I also used to mix batter for german pancakes, and that worked really well (thin pancakes).


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