I would be down to point five! Vacation in less than a full day of work!! It is another stay-cation, and that is fine. I feel so stressed out that I can hardly stand it. I need some down time to putter. And they promise absolutely fabulous weather until Tuesday when we get the remnants of Isaac.
I watch the news and listen to the radio, and I think that I am so lucky to live here in the very northest and eastest of the country – we have had a fabulous summer, weather wise. Maybe not enough rain, but certainly not a drought. Not hot. A little muggy at times (OK, OK a LOT muggy, and I do hate that), but nothing like the rest of the country has had to deal with. And now, when all eyes are on the tropics and the Gulf – we are having clear dry days and nights in the 40’s. I know to count this blessing, that is for sure.
Other blessings to count? I have a job. Yes, it is stressful these days, and the new work is not always fun, BUT it is a job, it pays well, it has great benefits, including 4 day work weeks and lots of vacation. Count it.
I live in a beautiful house on a nice piece of land with neighbors who are friendly and quiet and not too close. Count it.
My family is close enough now where I can get to see most of them in a day trip, easily. Count it.
Nieces are arriving tomorrow night for a quick visit, but B is staying for 5 years right up the road at college. Count it.
My kittens are cute and cuddly and playful, and on chilly nights, cuddly. Count it.
A is the best partner a woman could wish for – fun and patient and supportive and loving, and she doesn’t mind vacuuming!! Count it multiple times.
Counting down and adding up – it helps keep me sane. Lots to be thankful for, and only one more day to get through before I have a ten-day break (which only draws down 3 vacation days, gotta love Fridays off and holidays!) I can do it. I can get there.