Friday, January 25, 2013

I have gratitude today for...
* Andy selling the Villanova tickets for tomorrow and for me being able to deliver them to the guy.
* Mason coming by tonight to discuss our lease options. We ended up talking about traveling quite a bit. Now I want to go to Charleston, SC and Nashville, TN!
* doing the elliptical tonight. I was going to skip working out because I'm pretty sore from the last two days of yoga and abs classes. Instead I made myself do the elliptical for 50 minutes. I'm determined to build strength, muscle and to get back to my wedding weight.
* using Dreamfields low carb pasta tonight for dinner. It was really good, you can't even tell the difference!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I have gratitude today for...
* no traffic on my way to Hoffman Estates today.
* Panera for breakfast. I woke up starving so I went straight for lunch.
* a great visit at the Sears office today.
* the old lady neutralizer flats I bought today. I thought I'd pack light and brought one pair of black boots. My feet have been killing me so I decided to get comfy shoes. They are cute at least.
* an amazing dinner at La Bocca della Verita in Wicker Park. The food was incredible! We had bruschetta, thin crust pizza and a bottle of wine to start. I had chicken picatta and it was so good!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I have gratitude today for...
* feeling better today! This is the best I've felt in a week.
* Bob being someone I feel I can go to about some things that have been frustrating me. He is very fair and immediately worked out the meal allowance issue that came up today.
* going to Vino 100 for wine to bring to Lea & Gerry's. It's a small wine boutique that opened up in their neighborhood. The guy working there was very nice and helpful.
* a fun night with Lea & Gerry. She made dinner with quinoa pasta (very good!) We stayed in, talked and drank wine.
* talking with Ian about everything that's been going on.

Monday, January 7, 2013

I have gratitude today for...
* getting through my flight this morning. I felt like crap, my seat didn't go back and I had 2 hours sleep last night. I've never wanted to get off of a plane more.
* a great meeting with Bob, Jim and the IC's. I really like this team and got a lot out of the information we reviewed.
* meeting John Powers. He came to our meeting to present and was impressive. I loved his outlook on work and networking. He reinforced the usefulness of LinkedIn---lately I've been thinking about trying to use it more often and his examples were proof that I should look into it.
* dinner at the Hyatt. I was going to go out but decided to do what was easiest instead. The hotel restaurant had awesome chicken tortilla soup! 
* being in bed by 9 and finally seeing signs of feeling better.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I have gratitude today for...
* making plans to go skydiving with Michael in the spring!
* getting out today and running some errands. I also picked up a few cute things from EXPRESS for the cruise and Key West. They were having an incredible sale!
* finding out there will be hockey this year. Go Flyers!
* picking up Advil Sinus & Cold and willing it to help with this damn cold. I had to get it from behind the pharmacy with an ID, it better do something!
* someone finding my blog and commenting on it. She liked how I keep a gratitude journal. I was amazed anyone actually reads it besides a couple of people I'm close with.
* talking with Aunt Kathy for a while this afternoon. She left a sweet message wishing us a Happy New Year and I finally called her back. I was excited to hear about Brian & Mary's Aruba wedding plans!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

I have gratitude today for...
* Andy getting us upgraded to first class for our flight to Orlando.
* being able to sleep late today and taking it easy all day.

Friday, January 4, 2013

I have gratitude today for...
*being smart enough to cancel our plans with Kelley & Steve. I felt bad because we've been trying to get together for months. I'm reallllly not feeling well.
* Andy picking up a pizza for dinner and watching some more HIMYM.
* catching up on the rest of my email and working on my blog. I vow to not fall this far behind again in 2013!
*finding the blog "People I Want To Punch In the Throat". She kept me up laughing for hours tonight.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

I have gratitude today for...
* getting myself out of the house to run a few errands--including picking up the book "Getting Things Done" by David Allen. It was assigned to us for next week's meeting and I'm looking forward to learning how to organize myself better.
*catching up on a bunch of emails that have been piling up in my inbox for weeks.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I have gratitude today for...
* not having to go anywhere since I'm sick AGAIN.
* another great jin shin jyutsu session with Hannelore. It's really interesting, what she's been finding. It seems like she tells me she finds sadness a lot, I'm not sure where that's coming from. She always says it's not necessarily something going on in present time, but from the past. I wonder where it's coming from.
* hearing back from Dan (from Aruba.)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I have gratitude today for...
* the great feelings a new year brings! A fresh start, an opportunity to change and improve, setting new goals. I love it!
* lounging around the house all morning. We were up until 2:30 so we were all pretty sluggish.
* taking Jenn, Kevin & Ashlyn to Plaza Azteca for lunch. We tried the table-side guacamole and it was incredible! Everything was good as usual.
* watching more HIMYM.
* meeting CJ, one of our neighbors, for the first time. Kind of pathetic since we've lived here for almost 15 months.