Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li

Small Victories

Being able to breathe all night was a good one.

Having a nine-year-old son who was given as a birthday gift a book titled "Backyard Ballistics" is very nice, especially when he delights in talking over the possible construction details of said ballistics.

Baktea Chai, a locally brewed chai is very nice after massage therapy.

I'm wrestling with something in the back of my head and it's frustrating not being able to get a good look at why it is that I'm not writing at full capacity, yet, but it might just be the cold blocking part of my brain. Given that, on Monday, I tried to move an appointment that I thought was on Tuesday, but was actually *next week's* Tuesday to the next Thursday... my brain isn't up to speed. And the lady scheduler for the allergy clinic was very, very forgiving. For that I am thankful.

Having a husband that doesn't elbow me every time I snore is a good thing.

A bagel with cream cheese and on-sale lox and really nice briny capers was an excellent breakfast.

Today was really sunny as well, and when I walked to the bus stop I really, really didn't need my coat. That was nice, especially since I'd planted a bunch of stuff just before a small snow storm on pure faith that in a week it would warm up enough for it to sprout.

It's really fun to know that people write a lot faster than I do, and that it would be all right if I did write more more often and that there are some people that would like that, as well. YTD word count is 45,000. I slowed down a lot with the trip and the cold, no wonder. *laughs* But I have a few bad habits that are biting me in the ass, and I want to kind of deal with that.

Having incandescens just *ask* me, "What do you want to do?" while I was florning about what I *ought* to do. It's good to have people that are willing to just ask that of me, and make me really stop and think about what it is I want, as it's never my first reaction. I needed that. Part of me wishes I were better at that, but the rest is just glad I have family and friends that are willing to make me stop and ask me. Even Jet will sometimes just go kind of still and ask me, "Well, what do you want to do, Mom?"

It was also good to have a conflict that happened last night get out in the open and I got to talk with the person I was having an issue with directly. I think we both exchanged a lot of background information and I'm pretty clear now as to the fact that we're both really, really different and come from very different backgrounds. Now that I'm informed, maybe I'll take what he says a little differently. I'll try, at least, especially since he backed down on a few points that I really objected to, by his giving a bit, I got the idea that he understood where I was coming from as well.

Okay, going to sleep before 11 pm is a good thing as well.

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