Here and now.

*Disclaimer: I apologize in advance. Nothing about this post will be the least bit witty or insightful. Please bear with me anyway.

Man, am I having a “week.” I’m trying desperately to shake it but to no avail. I’m actually so desperate to snap out of this funk that I’m going to take a moment to relish the simple things that make my day everyday. Let’s hope it works.

My new chair.

I am officially a 31-year-old woman living in an 80-year-old’s body. My aches and pains rival those of a woman plagued with arthritis. It’s pathetic actually but the left side of my body running from my neck to my shoulder is actually larger than the right side and it has been for some time – like three years or so. Doctors and physical therapists are convinced it’s a combination of sitting at a computer for extended periods of time, driving 2 hours a day, and carrying a heavy handbag. Since I’m limited in how many of these irritants I can actually change (and I’m not about to start rockin’ a fanny back although it would be quite practical) I’m blessed that my employer invested in a new, ergonomic style chair for grandma to rest her weary bones all day. I felt like a little girl on Christmas morning as they rolled this baby into my office today. And yes, I realize how pathetic this sounds but like I said, I’m having a “week.”

Two pictures of the two most important females in my world.

My mama and my Lola. Unfortunately, due to my desk configuration I spend most of the day with my back to them however it’s nice to look over now and again and see them staring back at me. Seeing my mom’s face provides daily inspiration because I can hear her urging me along and encouraging me to be the best I can be just like she has all my life. As for Lola, just looking at her goofy picture makes me smile because I can hear her snort, snort, snorting with joy.

And finally, a soda.

Typically, I’m not much of a soda drinker but every once in a while I treat myself to a sweet, high fructose corn syruped treat. Today was definitely one of those days although I can’t seem to make it through the entire bottle so tomorrow may be one of those days too.

And that’s that. Looky here, after spending a few minutes noticing the silly things that are making me happy right here and now I already feel better. Mission accomplished.

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