Baby you make everything better, change the snow to tropical weather…

March 10th:

This was the day it started… it was amazingly warm and beautiful. Everything was melted and muddy, but oh so worth the paw prints on my pants 🙂 My little sister Clara came over to help me make empanadas, and then my dad helped me make the invitations for Gretchen’s and Obeth’s Blessing Way.

March 11th:

I spent Sunday adjusting to the time change, and enjoying my family and the gorgeous weather. In the morning I went out for brunch with Gretchen (isn’t she purdy?) and Ben, and then later on I went out to sushi with my mom & dad and Clara, and of course Jeff. My whole family, in separate chunks. I feel so glad that I’m connected with them like that. And oooooh sushi. We all get this euphoric glaze over our faces at the end. It’s unreal the way we do it… I tried some ginger and plum wine ice cream too. It is delish!
I also watched This Film is Not Yet Rated with Jeff and Chris, which I really liked and totally recommend.

March 12th:

Because I am a temp (for 4 years now) my stupid key card won’t work before 7am or after 7pm. Mondays I get to work at 7am, but because of the time change I had to sit on the ground outside the office until a permanent employee came by with one of their SUPER keycards because the door thought it was actually 6am. Thankfully it was only half an hour that I waited. It wasn’t so bad, I was just relaxing… but I got so relaxed that by the time I heard the elevator *ding* it gave me such a start that adrenaline rushed through my whole body and made my heart pound a million miles a minute.
The day sort of stayed in that mood. Not me, the day. The day had a mood. Two papers for school, 9.5 hours of work, a lazy nap at 7pm… Amazingly the nap turned it all around for me. I feel WAY better now.
I’m randomly feeling a little anxious about school, and I hope that feeling will go away tomorrow. I think it’s because I have a presentation next week… this time all by myself. I need some serenity today.
Having been raised in a community of recovering alcoholics, this prayer has become part of my identity.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Bonus!!! Although there seem to be different versions of the prayer, the one by this man is deemed to be the original- and I recently found Part II of the prayer which I had never heard before, but I assume is where AA got the “one day at a time” slogan. Basically this dude changed the world with a prayer:

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Reinhold Niebuhr


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