I am so sick of my own whining I can hardly stand it. I have so much that I didn't have, even a year ago. I am so lucky.
It's just this tiredness, you know. It is insidious; it sneaks into every part of my life and before I know it I'm melting down on the hubs (who doesn't deserve it) the cats (who definitely don't deserve it) or myself. And I'm just sick of it.
So I'm gonna write myself a short blog post (in the spirit of Patti today, who inspired me!) about the remarkable things I have to be thankful for. I mean sheesh, do I pull it down to the tiniest things. There are so many great things I have!
My darling, most wonderful husband in the entire world. My sweet little kid Loki, who appears to have Princess tendencies. My two lovely cats - first off my familiar the Black Cat, and secondly the Blue cat, without whom we wouldn't have the 11 pm rouseabout through the house.
I am okay healthy. I survived a major surgery just a couple weeks ago! We have a house, and food, and some money. We don't have any diseases.
For crying out loud, I sold my book! Talk about what I had considered impossible! I have the best agent in the entire damn world.
I have you guys, my wonderful adorable readers...and the internet. And Twitter! Technology makes everything possible for me - to know such wonderful people around the world, to have such opportunities even when I'm halfway away around the world from the place I grew up.
Then there's Berlin, my personal lucky charm of a city. Did I mention my husband? He makes everything possible with his amazing support and powerful JKB-*ss kicking foot. (I need it, believe me). There's my job, which I do love, and the people there ... amazing, fantastic people.
SO often I get caught up in the little things. Because yes, this sleeplessness is kicking my butt right now, but it won't. (RIGHT??) And then we'll go into a new routine, and all those wonderful things I listed here will STILL be there. But that doesn't mean I need to take them for granted.
Let me take a short moment to say thank you.
FOR YOU. Thanks.