They say time flies when you're having fun. I'm going to just say that time flies. Whether you're having fun, working, or just not paying attention. I've been away from this space for over a week, and in that time, I've moved our daughter into her first apartment, had a full quartet rehearsal weekend, done a small amount of housework, and spent a WHOLE lot of time binge-watching Downton Abbey Seasons 1 and 2.
My garden is suffering from benign neglect. My house is only held together because I resorted to forcing myself to do chores before "earning" more screen time for my new addiction. I have a long backlog of "should do now" things that I've volunteered for, and of course the list of stuff that needs to be done around the house is really, really long. Do I care? Nope, not really.
For some reason, I have lately felt like doing nothing except indulgently sitting and absorbing every nuance of Downton Abbey. Maybe because I started Weight Watchers three weeks ago, and I no longer indulge in the food department, maybe I am rewarding myself differently. I don't know. I guess I shouldn't analyze it. But the fact is, I'm all in. Hooked. Totally. The only reason I'm not watching the next episode right now is that my husband is home and I feel some amount of responsibility for being somewhat responsive to his verbal communications now and then.
So what's this got to do with the Gratitude project 2014 and my 8 days of missing Gratitude posts?
I guess not a lot. I just felt I needed to explain my absence. To you, friends, and to myself.
I am still practicing gratitude during each day, even if I've not taken the time to write about it daily. Though I'll admit, this long absence has resulted in a little bit less awareness of my blessings, which I am already remedying.
I'm grateful for so much, for all the blessings of my life. For you, friends who join me here. For my health, my family, my stable and warm home. And also, for the ability to enjoy the goings-on at Downton Abbey. ;-)
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