gratitude, bitches.

Alright, so I took the weekend off, but I’m back and more thankful than ever! It’s already shaping up to be one hell of a busy week for your old narrator, but I’m trying my damnedest to keep the entries flowing, even if it’s just letting you know the things that are making my day bright.

So, without further ado:

  1. The generosity of family. Considering I currently have a bathtub full of produce (I’m not even kidding… my dad gave us three huge baskets of eggplants, tomatoes, watermelons, and cantaloupe, which we had to stash out of the reach of the buns, who were trying to claim the goods as their own by nibble the tomatoes…), D and I will not be running out of food options any time soon. And we’ve already made good use of the grub: tonight was mini pizzas with eggplant, homemade tomato reduction, and mushrooms (those were store bought), plus I made an eggplant casserole with spinach, mushrooms, the eggplant, parm cheese, and more tomato reduction. D sliced up some of the extra eggplant so hopefully I’ll have a chance to make some parm some time this week.
    We’ve also been paying it forward by sharing the wealth with friends… and if I can figure out how to cut up the melon, I’ll bring some in to my coworkers.
  2. D’s knee is not broken. OK, we didn’t think it was actually broken, but I was pretty nervous at how swollen it was. He’s had on-again off-again problems with it for awhile, but this was the first time there was ever any visible signs of something being wrong. On Friday, he asked if his knee looked funny to me. Considering it was 2 times the size of his other knee, I said yes. I started him on extra strength Tylenol and glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate (here’s to putting work-acquired knowledge to good use!) and he was able to get a doc’s appointment for today. Fortunately, the doctor said it was most likely a muscle pull, so as long as the swelling goes down, he won’t need X-rays. Fingers crossed!
  3. The help of friends. I’ve been working on all sorts of letters/stories/things that are in need of a 2nd pair of eyes and so many of my friends have happily stepped up to the plate for me. For this, I am forever grateful.
  4. Continued progress with Mogwai. As previously mentioned, our foster came to us in rough shape and I really did not think we’d ever get him to a point where he’d be completely rehabilitated, but never underestimate the healing powers of TLC. That same bunny who would not let us touch him, is now letting us pet him and pick him up! Continued proof that a little love goes a long way…
  5. The unexpected banuffin. D made a kick-ass batch of banuffins last week that were quickly annihilated. But while D was putting leftovers, he discovered the holy grail: one forgotten, uneaten, perfect banuffin!! (Yes folks, sometimes it is indeed the little things…)

3 thoughts on “gratitude, bitches.

  1. Motrin, he needs Motrin! No Tylenol (unless it’s for extra pain relief). It’s the anti-inflammatory effects you want here:) (NSAIDs; Tyenol isn’t one)
    And ice!
    RICE: rest, ice, compression, elevation. Got an ace bandage?

  2. I was actually going to text you about this if I didn’t get a dr’s appointment but all is well..ish.

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