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September 7, 2011

Today I woke up to smoke. All of Austin was under a haze of smoke from the wildfires in nearby Bastrop. It’s a veil, hanging everywhere. It’s hard to believe that so much fire has devastated so many homes and lives, and it’s still raging, so close by.

I got a haircut, then stopped at East Village Cafe for an iced coffee. I met a friend at Fino for drinks and chatting. Justin joined me there afterward for dinner, and now I’m home, and a little weirded out about natural disasters and scary politics and economics. Some days I become overwhelmed by the little things… today I am overwhelmed by the big things.

I feel the need to be grateful. And so, I am grateful for:

  • A safe home
  • A loving husband
  • Lovely kitty cats
  • Friends and family
  • Semi-sweet chocolate
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Cooler weather
  • Books
  • Memory foam mattresses
  • Peanut butter
  • Inspiration

Gratitude always makes me feel better.

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