Love List Lunes #8
Yes, yes. I know. It’s Miercoles.
I am a funny creature. I have been pushing for getting this last room in our house dry-walled because I know that in doing so, all my dreams will come true. Yes. All of them. And yet, I still find things to complain about. It’s a wonderful thing that we are finishing this renovation. Wonderful. But doing it at Christmas time is messy and takes away my merriness and brightness. Instead I am grumpy at the constant presence of a thin white dust that blankets my floors, annoyed at the way my dining table must be moved to the side and shoved up against the Christmas tree, and bitter about how I can’t have all of my Christmas decorations in the right places. And don’t get me started on the boxes in my hallway.
I know, I know. Cue the violins.
But tonight, something happened. I came home to something very special. I’ve been waiting for a set of shelves that had to be custom cut because of the size of one cupboard. I’ve been waiting so long that I did not anticipate receiving these shelves on this very night. They were out of my mind amidst all the other things that need to be done to this house. But there they were on my counter. They were waiting for me, like a Christmas present. Oh the joy! My bad attitude turned upside down.
I thought about this. Why can’t I just be thankful? What a difference some shelves made. I am so happy. I know I shouldn’t let things outside of me affect my happiness but I guess I’m just human.
Tonight I have many loves for my love list.
Mashed potatoes (with skins on)
My velvety ottoman (from Nikki) on which I can rest my feet.
Great-Grandma A’s retro couch
Breaking all house rules and eating dinner on said couch while watching tv
Wet kisses and long hugs from my Chunks
This photo of this wonderful man
(as well as hugs and kisses from him)
What’s on your love list today?