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tell me something good?

I'm feeling discouraged right now after reading a whole lot of bad news, which you probably already know about. If you feel like it, tell me about something good in your world.

Some good in my world:
I have enjoyable work.
I have two wonderful healthy cats.
I love and am loved. By the same people for the most part even.
My health problems aren't bothering me today.
I had a good education and I put it to good use.
I know a bunch of smart, compassionate, involved people.


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Oct. 4th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Sam makes me smile. Actually, Sam makes me belly laugh.
Oct. 4th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
Today was a gorgeous early fall day -- bright blue sky, warm temperature, red and yellow leaves becoming more and more prominent among the green. Near my driveway are lots of small purple-white flowers with a very pleasant aroma and lots of bumblebees.

This morning arriving at work I saw a piece of orange leaf stuck to the wall of the building. Wondering how it got there, I took a closer look and found that it had legs and a pair of feathery antennae. It was a moth quite masterfully disguised as a leaf; if not for its improbable adhesion to the wall, I could not have told it from an actual leaf. I wish I had had my camera with me.

Even at times of stress and trouble, I am continually amazed by nature and its wonders.
Oct. 4th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Reading this just makes me want to give you a big hug. :)
(no subject) - firecat - Oct. 4th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 4th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Artyem's insurance company rocks. They've totally rescued our recent tree-falls-on-house situation, volunteering to pay for more than we ever thought to claim.

Also, the weather's positively idyllic where I am at the moment. And I weeded the vegie patch last week and discovered a row of fully-grown snow pea plants smothered with lovely fresh snowpeas, ready to eat. Yum!
Oct. 4th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
My headache seems to be retreating.
I had a wonderful day off full of resting, sleeping and kitties.
epi_lj will be home soon.
I smell like pumpkin pie spices (mmm...bodywash) and that makes me happy.
Oct. 4th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
Some good in my world:

I know a lot of interesting, bright, caring people and I get to hear about their activities on a regular basis.
I have an interesting job that I enjoy, for the most part.
My health problems are more or less under control.
I will get to dance on Friday.
I've just starting reading a new book that seems excellent.
My parents are doing okay.
I'm gifted with some wonderful, supportive friends who've "raised me up like a gospel chorus", to quote a favorite Mary Chapin Carpenter song.
I have a roof over my head and food to eat.
Oct. 4th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
My recent health difficulties are coming under control (three cheers for Chinese medicine).

The light rain made the front yard smell musty and yeasty -- you can almost hear the ground look up and say, "Whaa?"

The dance evening I thought I would have to cancel will be reborn as a music jam session.

The plumber came out this morning and fixed our shower within a mere 15 minutes.
Oct. 4th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
I feel fine, and effectively I don't have any health problems.
I just got a big work headache off my desk, maybe for good.
I'm looking forward to my process work class tonight.
I have a date with you next week.
I think I just figured out a big piece of what's holding me back.
I get to go to Madison next week, to be support system for a friend whose surgery is likely to make her feel a WHOLE LOT better. And I'll be in Madison!
The world is full of interesting, fun, smart, compassionate people, and I know lots of them.
Oct. 4th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
I've been in a lot of touch with a friend who'd been kind of distant for a long time for health reasons, and it's been heaps of fun.
Oct. 4th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'm going to get to spend the next couple of months worth of evenings in the company of funny, friendly, creative people, doing stuff we love to do. Some of them are kids, and I don't often spend time with kids, so I'm looking forward to it.
Oct. 4th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
Things that are Good in my world
1) A doctor appointment with a doctor who listens and asks useful questions and doesn't treat me like an idiot. Not word one about my weight, not even a hint of offering HRT for my perimenopausaul symptoms. Agreeable and prompt dispenation of scrips when I said 'this minor health issue is recurring and X medicine has worked well for me in the past'. Hurrah for a doctor I know and like as a person.

2) Working on a show as AD with a director I much admire.

3) Auditions for said show are going beautifully.

4) Happy sleepy dogs resting near my chair.

5) Autumn in the Williamette Valley is wonderful.

6) The possibility of a run over to the coast this weekend, probably with dog in tow.

7) Knitting! I am about 7/10s of a sleeve and some sewing up from completing my first sweater.
Oct. 4th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
I got to play on a two-masted sloop yesterday; that's good.


Oct. 4th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
It's autumn in New England and the trees are turning and look beautiful. It lowers my blood pressure just to see them.

My husband just told me he has too many ideas for holiday presents for me, and I need to misbehave so he won't feel like he should get them all. This makes me smile.

Live journal reminds me that the world is full of interesting, intelligent, cool people. I'm glad I've gotten the chance to get to know so many of them.
Oct. 4th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
Listening to my middle daughter as she does her lessons and in her muttering to herself the light bulb goes on and she all of a sudden understands, and can relate to what she's doing.

As my little duckling bounces around the house, playing, signing, happy.

As my oldest daughter, taps away at the keyboard, starting to really understand what I've been trying to guide her to: that learning is something we do, not something that is done for us. Listening to her interesting insites in Midsummers Night Dream, and Romeo and Juilet.

The joy of my little Ladybug, healthy and alive, her smile.

My son, having gone down to San Diego, to spend a week with a dear friend, for her birthday. His excitment. The phone call I got from the friends mother picking him up panicing because he'd landed early and she couldn't find him. My own ability to think clearly and suggested that he most likely went to claim his bag. In stead of joining her in being worried, I was trying to hide my laughter. Why? I know my son. When I talked to him later, he informed me, he was NOT the one lost. He knew where he was every minute.

The rain outside my window, which will keep life, and bring life in the spring.
Oct. 4th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
All very good things.
I paid all my October bills today and have money left in the bank.

I adore my job and my boss.

The air feels like a crisp apple today.

I got all my laundry done today.

I have an adorable cat that has shed a metric butt tonne of long fur all over my apartment and clothes. I'm half seriously considering spinning her fur into something useful.

I have less pain and more energy today, yay!

My mouth is 2/3 detoxed of the heavy metals and I just have two fillings to go.

I'm planning a trip to the coast next month to show my two children Mother Pacific for the very first time.

I count you among my Internet friends :)
Oct. 5th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
I got Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith today, which I'm reading at a furious pace; almost halfway through it. I have to keep putting it down so I can laugh.

I also got Jo Walton's The Prize in the Game, which I'll read as soon as I'm done with Wintersmith. I didn't get Farthing, though I was exceedingly tempted; I'll probably pick that up soonsoonsoon.

I also also got tickets (one "free" with the book, one for $3) to see Terry Pratchett at the UW on Friday the 13th, which is somehow amusing to me. I'll finally get to ask him the burning question about Gaspode I've been harboring for years... though I probably won't ask him about the Patrician and Vimes; I'm afraid that he won't answer, and I'm afraid that he will answer, and as much as I'm terribly impatient to find out, deep down I'd really rather wait and see what he comes up with. Although I have to admit that I'm really really hoping that it'll be like what I'm predicting.

... and I haven't had any eggs for a week and I feel so much better, haven't had any "mystery glutenings" in all this time. I was going to try egg re-introduction today, but enh, I didn't feel like it. So tomorrow, I'll have an egg - or maybe two (hard-boiled, probably, or scrambled) - and we'll see what happens. But that's tomorrow.

The ball of spider eggs that the mommy longlegs is carrying around in her mouth in the bathroom hasn't hatched yet, though it's looking different - getting less translucent and more greyish. I know that not everybody is as enthusiastic about baby spiders as I am, but yay baby spiders! :D Especially longlegs, which are wonderfully shy, quiet, nonthreatening spiders. Oh, and the vine plant sprog that dragon_trinket gave me is still thriving, and I should transplant it from the bottle in which it is currently growing roots to an actual pot, so it can put down some real roots. But it's green and growing right in front of my monitor, so there's this sprig of green out of the bottom corner of my eye as I'm typing this.
Oct. 5th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
... in fact, I think that's going to be my LJ entry for today. :)
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