Rest!

I stayed home again today- well, more like Jeff didn’t wake me up because he figured I should stay home again and before I knew it he was kissing me goodbye. I love that I have that kind of flexibility in my job, and I love that I have a guy who just wants me to rest and be well. He came home today with some groceries and my favorite kind of potato chips (these– if you’ve had them you know what I’m talking about). What a sweet guy. I feel really lucky to have him.

I cleaned and rested. It felt really good to just go slowly and drink tea and relax. I caught the last half of Reality Bites on tv. I fell madly in love with that movie when I was probably 11 or 12 years old, and I swear I still can’t seem to get tired of it. I realized that I am finally their age (the characters in the movie). I used to fantasize about being 23, just out of college, living on my own with friends that are more like family, falling madly in love, hanging out in a local bar with local music, just being myself and adult.

It’s just interesting to feel an old fantasy and then realize you are right in the middle of it. My mom had an experience like that once that she shared with me. She had always seen herself married with kids and 30. Then one day she realized she was 30, married, with kids. And so she just kept going. That’s such a genuine moment to have. I think we’ve all been through it- the moment when we realize that we are where we are and that time really does pass. Sort of realizing that you are on the ride.

Anyway, I will say that the only thing bad that I can see in that movie, for me, is that it makes me miss smoking. Just a note- I’ve been quit for 80 weeks. I LOVE not smoking. I’m so grateful for it.

Jan 22nd:
I got new peace art from the farmer’s market! Hooray!

Jan 23rd:
I got a bunch of yarn for myself to accompany my new Stitch ‘n Bitch book. I’m eager to make socks and hats and all sorts of things.

Jan 24th:
Ginger ale.

Jan 25th:
It’s been really sunny the past couple of days. Maya likes to sleep in it like a cat. I love to let her cook there for a while and then go bury my face in her soft fur. Like fresh laundry.

Gracie
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Comments (18)

  1. see_anotherside

    80 weeks, that’s awesome. Well done you. 😀

    Hope you’re feeling better today. Random bouts of sickness are never welcome!

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Hey you! I miss your posts! I hope you get a computer that you can work freely on soon. I bet you have a load of pictures you can’t wait to spit out!

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  2. purerandomness

    Just a random tidbit…

    I fell in LOVE with Vernor’s when we moved to MI. The only other ‘ginger’ type soda (I know you probably say pop) I’ve ever had was Schwepps’s ginger ale and it PALES in comparison to Vernor’s.

    YUM

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      I had no idea that Vernor’s was something special to Michigan until a few years ago. I always took it for granted! Now I know… If you ever move away I can be your Vernor’s hook up. 😉

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      1. kazzibee

        heehee!

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        1. Gracie (Post author)

          Hello miss kazzibee!!!! Where have you been!?!? I miss you!

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  3. 3squares_a_day

    Mmmmm, salt and pepper Kettle Chips!

    I love reading what you wrote about Jeff. It’s so nice to feel cherished!

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Indeed! I would feel cherished with all those beautiful kids making me meals all the time! You have to let us know what you do with that cabbage!

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  4. pearlstreetdiva

    yummy yarn!!!!!
    oh i want to come knit/crochet with you!!!!!! good luck and LMK if you have any questions that i may be able to answer from a distance 🙂

    hope you are feeling better

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      You will! You have to come visit to meet my baby, and hopefully by then I’ll be well into some project. I will probably throw questions at you all the time. I’m so excited to start! Besides, you still gotta teach me to crochet!

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  5. nashifeet

    james says he doesnt need the second diagram to tell that that is clearly an elephant getting eaten by a boa

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      HAHAHA! Clearly! He wins extra points. However, not all of us are so lucky to see that it is not, say, something like a hat.

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      1. stupidfool

        haha even with the diagram, i thought it was an elephant under a big brown sheet… do i get negative points, then??

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        1. Gracie (Post author)

          Haha, no such thing as negative points. You’ve never read The Little Prince? You just gotta! I’ll give you double bonus points if you go read that book!

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  6. nashifeet

    i love ginger ale

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  7. prophetsong

    I *love* Reality Bites. I’ve seen it more times than I can remember. And you might be the only other person I’ve ever come across who even likes it 🙂

    Well done with the not smoking. That’s a huge achievement.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      You mean, people don’t all LOVE that movie?! I can’t believe it. I can’t really seem to stop loving it. If I ever meet you then we will absolutely have a Reality Bites fest.

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      1. prophetsong

        Perhaps it’s just the people I meet, but very few people have even seen it let alone appreciate its genius!

        Deal 😉

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