Not sweating the small stuff.
Today I have been confronted with a few small catastrophes that would normally ruin my entire day, but making a conscious decision to not let them get me down has helped me recover quickly and go on with the day. Mind you, it’s only 8:30 AM, so I have my work cut out for me. A Positive attitude is my goal today.
I was leaving for work and ruining slightly behind my normal schedule when I remembered that I needed gas. Crap. It’s 4:55 AM with no gas stations open…well they will be once I get to downtown. Crisis averted.
5:15 AM: Gas attendant was slightly rude and bossy…snarky thoughts enter my head and then I said no, NOT GOING TO RUIN MY DAY.
8:00AM Start looking for showtimes for the new Wes Anderson movie this weekend only to find no showtimes at all. GRRR….start googling and find that the “real, wide” release date is actually the 14th (aka VMars weekend!!!) So I get to see two movies that weekend. (I’m getting better at this coping and not getting down thing).
8:20 AM (aka now) I am blogging about appreciation which always reminds me to be thankful. Positive thoughts will rule this day!
Today I appreciate the confidence achieved when dressing nicely.
I wore a skirt and new blouse (sorry no photo) and felt marvelous.
Caring for your appearance is not something I’ve ever embraced, but I’m going to try. Especially since today has proved to be a boon to my confidence and outlook.
Today, I am appreciative of yummy leftovers. I made a risotto last night for the second time in my life (the first should never be mentioned as it was not great…). It was a tasty beef and onion risotto, and it was sooooo good. It was even better the next day.
I found a very simple recipe, but then tweaked it according to the recommendations of a reviewer. It made the risotto super spicy with is best in my house.
The basic recipe can be found here.
I followed the advice of reviewer DivineJ, with the exception of the cheese substitution. And we did the chives and the sour cream on top because we love onions in my house!
Throw in a Caesar side salad and it was fab. The leftover, though, were so delicious we didn’t even heat them up.
Appreciation today goes to waking up early on the weekend and having breakfast with my husband. Nothing more wonderful than a peaceful morning with a hot cup of coffee and a sausage biscuit both of which my husband fixed for me. We lounged about and talk about what we wanted to do today. Relaxing and blissful!
Old Town Pizza in downtown PDX deserves so much more than appreciation. More like a holiday to celebrate the wonderfulness of their pizza creations.
Naps. Need I say more? I love naps despite my husband saying that I can turn a nap into going to bed at 4pm… I think sleep must be talent my sisters and I share because we can all three sleep at a moment’s notice.
Today I am appreciative of podcast videos, specifically the Rachel Maddow Show video podcast. My cable company, Comcast, requires the most expensive package to get MSNBC in our channel lineup. That being said, I refuse to yield to the highway robbery that is cable costs, so getting to watch Rachel’s show the morning after it airs is splendiferous.