I read somewhere today that in the interest of keeping your mind positive, you should list three good things about your life each day. So I've started this, somewhat private (meaning that I'm not going to link to it anywhere...but you're certainly welcome to come and read it) blog for that purpose. Every day I will try to list three good things about my life that day, or about my life in general.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


1. A nice Skype chat with an old friend

2. An inside joke that nobody got but me.

3. As of this writing, the Giants are winning (but I realize that could change in an instant!)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

This 'n' That

1. Trader Joe's opened!

2. Chocolate covered pomegranate seeds

3. A Friday Night Lights orgy

Thursday, October 28, 2010


1. Giants win second game of the World Series!!

2. Finding the perfect "security blanket" to send as a gift

3. Happiness is a warm puppy

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mixed emotions

1. Sleeping until 9 a.m.

2. A canceled lunch date (I really didn't feel like going today anyway)

3. Such nice things said about my work on the newspaper.

A relaxing day

1. A canceled luncheon--I didn't really feel like going out to lunch anyway.

2. A new web site designed for my Compassion kids. I hope to keep it up as I hear from them.

3. 9 hours of sleep!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

On the road again

1. A lovely afternoon with my mother.

2. Two whole hours to listen to my Lee Childs book in the car.

3. McDonald's iced mocha (which I always get on the drive back home)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weather changes

1. The first rain of the season! I love rain.

2. Having a wonderful brunch with old friends we haven't seen in years.

3. Onion-balsamic potato chips, a new discovery.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

TV Good things

1. Cleaning off all the stuff that was recorded on the DVR when we were in DC

2. Any day with an NCIS marathon is a good day

3. Audra McDonald singing Frank Loesser's "I can't stop talking about him." Amazing!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Christmas in October

1. Getting the package for my compassion kids into the mail before the deadline. Yay me!

2. Naps

3. drinking ice cold water

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Good friends

1. We had dinner with friends we have known for 50 years. Old friends are the best!

2. Finding a friend I've not seen or heard from in about 15 years!

3. I've been matched with Clarisse, a woman in Rwanda, and look forward to getting to know her.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Conflicted emotions

1. the fact that Polly's possible foster family backed out is both a good thing and a bad thing. Bad thing because she won't be adopted. Good thing because in my heart of hearts I don't really want her to go.

2. Artwork from the granddaughter.

3. Fall's in the air. I love getting up and feeling like I should put on a sweater.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

After a break

1. Taking a break to go on a nice trip is a good thing!

2. Any bread with enough butter, sugar and cinnamon is good.

3. Looks like Polly is headed for a forever home in a couple of weeks.

Monday, October 4, 2010


1. My root planing is finished.

2. I also got my long-overdue lab work done, my mammogram done, and got a flu shot.

3. The mail brought a Postcrossing postcard from Slovenia and a letter from our Compassion child, Fred in the Philippines.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Birthday

1. Such fun being at the birthday party for our 90 year old friend, Arthur.

2. Hearing The Lamplighters sing Happy Birthday--sure to cheer anybody's heart!

3. The Giants won the Western Division championship.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The GOOD part of the day

1. The going away party for Ashley was fun, especially since she's not really going away.

2. I was brave enough to try out my new camera and am happy with the results. Most of them.

3. The NCIS marathon

Of course then the bad part of the day came, learning of the suicide of a friend, and it kind of overshadows the good.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Food, Glorious Food

1. Finding U-No bars (which are almost impossible to find)

2. I'm beginning to be hooked on "Friday Night Lights"

3. Home made pizza--yummy