Dear 100 Hour Board,
What are some things that you love about your life right now?
Healthy body and healthy mind. It's easy to take those for granted.
My Sodalicious punch card is full and I'm getting a free soda on my way to work tomorrow. Booyah.
I love that I have a working bicycle, a body healthy enough to ride it, and an environment where almost everything I need is in biking distance. I love that there are only 9 more school days until summer break, at which point my time will be my own to use or waste as I will. I love that the air outside my apartment smells like lilacs, and I love the brightness of the potted geraniums outside my door. I love working at a school with such a high population of special needs students. I got to cheer them on at the Special Olympics today and it was just absolutely the best. I loved watching the kids' smiles as they were helped onto the winner's podium to get their medals, and I loved watching the whole school rally around these special kiddos. I love the piano in my apartment. I love the hugs I got from my husband, and I love living close to my family. "I like my hair, I like my haircuts, I like my pajamas, I like my stuff, I can do anything good!"
I just ended a babysitting gig I've had for 8 months, so now that I just have G.I.R.L. at home I feel incredibly free. I can go run errands during the day! I can take G.I.R.L. outside to play! I can do whatever I want while G.I.R.L. entertains herself, because there's no baby needing to be fed and held and changed, eating everything he finds on the floor! Today I took a nap in the middle of the day while G.I.R.L. played on her own. She even turned out my light for me. I am expecting another baby, so I'll be back at square one sooner than you can blink, but for now having only one kid around is such a luxury.
Dear S.P.R.E. ~
Flowering trees (hey, there are still some, even if most are gone). Flowers. All sorts of new green things popping out of the ground. Questions addressed to me. My sweet, sweet husband. Niffler Baby's prayers. Yellow 2.0 smiling up with the biggest grin as I sing him a bedtime story. Dragon Baby's newfound confidence in life. Feeling more confident about my body. That I have my own dedicated craft room. When Yellow works from home. Solar panels. Driving my electric car. Getting my exercise goal many times running this week. (Ironically, none of which came from running.)
~ Dragon Lady
School is almost out! Also, I've had a few job interviews and observations the past few months and they've all gone well. I've gotten really good feedback and a lot of "You're only a first year teacher?!?" statements, which make me feel fantastic.
My toddler will FINALLY watch tv for more than two minutes at a time. Judge me if you will, but man it's nice to have something to distract him for a few minutes while I make dinner.
I finally live in the same place where I keep my bike and there are miles of flat land around me (I am not a fan of hills). I'm gonna go 'splorin'.
Best wife in the world! No homework! Full-time job! Nice apartment!
There are many things that I am loving about life right now. For example, I'm finally graduated! My husband has taken over litter-box duty for me, even though it's not his cat, and for the first time in months, I have nothing to be really stressed about. Plus also, my bed. I love that about my life, too.
After completing my answer, my husband gave me a call with the Best. News. Ever. His green card and work permit have been approved! We're super stoked about this, especially after accidentally illegally crossing borders this past March.
I have an amazing wife and an adorable son, just bought a great house, have a great job that I'm also really good at, and have exciting plans in the next few months and years. Life is good.
My current job has fairly flexible hours and generous benefits. I live in an amazing apartment in a building that's almost 100 years old. My parents are awesomely supportive.
P.S. I appreciate that a couple of the writers above mentioned health, because I don't have good health and it's easy to take it for granted when you do.
MY TWIN NIECES! Aren't they so cute in their little Halloween hats?
I sure hope this helps. Please don't hate me.
I love how open Significant M. and I are with each other. I realized tonight that the three relationships I've been in prior to this all failed because of a lack of communication. And I'm really grateful that things are different this time around.