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Day 4 of Thanksgiving

November 23, 2009

Today I am thankful for days of relaxation.

The weekend has been relaxing but busy. We’ve been trying to set up the TV in the bedroom so that we can both have headphones on so as not to disturb the downstairs neighbors. Very considerate of us, don’t you think? Anyway, the makers of electronics do not want you to be quiet and considerate. They make it very, very difficult to do any of this sort of “how to make my TV unobtrusive” stuff. So I am out of patience with it and am taking the day off from puzzling over it. Terri has taken over management of most of it but it’s still a puzzle. It should not be this hard. Geez.

So instead, today I am relaxing. And grocery shopping (but I will do it in a relaxed way, before the lunchtime rush). I am not doing any of the projects on my list (unless something sounds fun). I *might* go to the hardware store, but that’s actually sort of a fun, laid-back errand, so that doesn’t count.

I will read my book (Fingersmith, which is excellent thank goodness) and eat a few cookies and enjoy the fact that all my weather-proofing efforts seem to have made a difference after all. I figured out that if I turn on the heat full blast for about 20-30 minutes, I can then turn it down to low and the room, newly insulated with that plastic window sheeting, will retain the heat reasonably well. This makes me happy. No scarves or hats yesterday. I got a taste of what Terri goes through every day and I did not enjoy it, so hopefully this will fix things a little bit. Chilly and thick socks and sweaters is okay. Cold, as in camping-in-winter-cold, fingers-freezing cold, is not okay.

I’m tired and I’m looking forward to a few days off this week. I haven’t gotten sick this year yet (thank God!!!) but I’m a little run-down and PMS so I think having some time to rest will be good. I’ll be doing quite a bit of petsitting but not crazy-busy, so that’s good.

So that’s my thankfulness for today. Time to rest and regroup and recoup and enjoy the fruits of labor (or ignore the labor waiting for me, whichever the case may be…)

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