Do you ever just have a need to make a list? Today's the day for me!
1- I'm so grateful for cars and how they, once warmed up, can be a little bubble of warmth against the bitter Idaho weather. (or your state of residence... but only if it's a cold state. I don't want to hear about anything above 32 degrees. This morning, where I live it was -12 degrees. That sucks.)
2- I'm so grateful that my husband goes out and starts my car every morning as he's leaving for work.
3- I love the hood of my coat. It's so lovely and snuggly. A coat without a hood is not a coat worth having. That's simply my opinion and if you have a coat with no hood, no disrespect is intended. But you really should think about getting a coat with a hood. I'm just sayin'...
4- The "helm" where I sit and do all my computery things gives me a limited view of my driveway. I can see part of my husband's beat up, old truck and a little bit of the nose of my van from my not-so-lofty perch. The relevance of that random comment is this: I was just sitting here thinking how interesting the human mind is. The front bumper of my van is parked about 8 inches from the front bumper of Dustin's truck. I don't really even remember parking my van after I dropped Ella off at school, but I, obviously... in my miraculous and amazing brain... calculated the distance from the nose of my van to Dustin's truck very well because I am close to it, but didn't hit it. That got me thinking how a car can become almost an extension of our bodies. We are mostly aware of them as we are aware of our own arm or foot and we do things while driving with an awareness of the limits of the car. But this all happens without alot of concious thought on our part.
I've had a similar train of thought about when I'm in a room and I need to turn off the light and then navigate in the dark. If I take a quick scan of the room, I can turn off the light and negotiate the room blindly and yet fairly quickly with almost no mishaps because I've already "mapped out" in my mind, the distances my feet need to walk or where they need to skirt an obstacle.
Or, when I'm running, I look far ahead of where my feet are actually hitting the ground. I know where my feet are going to land because I already mapped it out as I took in the terrain as a whole. (I'm thinking, particularly, of trail-running which has many rocks, roots and various obstacles...) It's simply amazing to me how our brain will just take care of these little details without a lot of conscious awareness on our analytical brain's part.
We are some cool creatures, human beings!
5- I think something got stolen out of our garage. This, alone, sucks alot. But it extra-sucks because said item was not ours, but my dad's and Dustin had borrowed it. Our lock on our garage is missing. I don't know when, why or how that happened, but I went out there on Sunday night and the garage door was wide open (this is an old, detached garage with double swinging doors) and had been for who knows how long. My dad is awesome though and was so understanding and nice about the whole thing.
6- Did you know Laundry has a butt? I found that out yesterday when I kicked some Laundry-BUTT!!
7- I've been so busy this week... had so many little things to do. I've actually been doing them, but I should probably make a list because I keep forgetting all the little things that need doing. But, mostly I've remembered and I've gotten much accomplished. Good feelings abound.
That feels better. List made.