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I planned to do this before even reading rowangolightly's journal. - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
April 30th, 2007
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I planned to do this before even reading rowangolightly's journal.
When I would grumble ... no, whine about (trival) problems in my young life my mother would said 'count your blessings'. I hated that. I wanted sympathy and she (or so I thought) essentially said 'Suck it up, privileged child." Now, older and (I hope) wiser, I see her point much better.

So, since things are stressful still at work, a short list of my blessings.


My family, even my 80-somethings grandmothers, are all in good health (for our respective ages, of course)
My family all gets along.
I have friends, for all I don't get out much right now.
My son actually enjoys going to school and is learning the things he needs to learn.
My hair is easy to take care of, even when long. Heck, I forgot to brush it this morning and really couldn't tell.
My hair may not be getting longer, but I can feel the ends brushing the backs of my arms below my short sleeves - this makes me happy.
My job is pretty darn secure right at the moment.
I have shelter
I have enough food
I don't have to worry over which bill to pay, I just have to stop procrastinating so bad about getting that done.
I have skills that let me make pretty things, for all I have no real talent with brush, pen or chisel.
There are other interesting people interested in the same hobbies as I am.
I am prosperous enough to go to conventions that interest me, even if I am homebody enough to rarely go far.


that's a pretty good start.

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From:rowangolightly
Date:April 30th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
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Good for you!

*hugs*

Another good thing: you have a nifty tall hat coming which I have not forgotten about making...just still in 'putting out fires' mode!
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From:solan_t
Date:May 1st, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
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Sweet!
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From:fireguarder
Date:May 1st, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
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And you can add to that list that you and your siblings share a major interest and can have fun together even through your computers. A lot of families don't have that sort of closeness.
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From:solan_t
Date:May 1st, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Very true! My brothers may go through instances as fast as possible but it is really sweet to do a five-man with all family.
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:May 1st, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
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Heck! You have Siblings! I am soooo envious of you! I asked my mom for a brother or sister for every birthday and x-mas until I was 12 when I found out what pregnacy was.
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From:solan_t
Date:May 1st, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
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I didn't feel quite so blessed while growing up. ;) But time has taken care of that. :D
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