I’ve had a head cold all week long and I realized that I also had a cold at the same time last year. It seems as though Fun Month might be a bit taxing on my body. That doesn’t mean I’m going to give it up! I’ve got my cold buster drink , and I’m carrying on as planned starting with some weekly gratitude.
1. My old car, Senty, finally broke down this week after more than a year of miscellaneous troubles. I know this doesn’t seem like something I should be grateful for, but in its breakdown, we finally discovered what the real problem has been all along. It’s a major repair, but The Hubs is going to try to fix it himself (he’s very handy when it comes to cars). If he can fix it, then she should run for a good long time, if not, then I’ll be getting a new car very soon. I’m grateful to finally be free of the daily guessing game of “will she start or will she not?” Sometimes peace of mind comes from difficult situations.
2. I flew home early from Kentucky last week to spend the weekend with some old friends who were in town with their new babies. Back in the day we had quite a large circle of friends here in San Diego. Throughout the years people have moved away for various reasons, but whenever we see them, whether its here or wherever they live now, its like nothing has changed at all. Even with all the new babies. I swear there is something about those early years in San Diego that was sort of magical. It was such a pivotal time in all of our lives, and those years bonded us together for life. I’m so grateful to have friends like that.
3. My brief trip to Kentucky last week was so great. I’m most grateful for the fact that although my Grandpa had a rough couple days before I arrived, he was dressed, out of bed, and doing better the day I was there. It’s always great to spend time with my aunt and uncle, and being able to see a few of my cousins was also fantastic. Beyond my family, the state of Kentucky is so lovely. People were very kind and helpful, everything was so reasonably priced (!), the speed limits were fast, the scenery was beautiful, and they have this stuff called high caffeine coffee that was like my dream come true. If you ever have the chance to go to Kentucky, I highly recommend it.
4. I worked on a great shoot yesterday with one of my favorite crews. It’s so Great to work with people you know, who trust your creative vision, and allow you the freedom to work in the way that you think is best for the client. Plus, we had a lot of laughs which is always a Great thing on a long shoot.
See? No head cold can get me down! I’ve got a busy (and FUN!) weekend ahead. I hope you all can find a few moments for gratitude in your day, and carry that throughout your weekend.