These are Things That are Making Me Happy Today: Not a B.S. Gratitude List (I Promise)


  1. The sun is shining. Even when it’s cold as fuck out, I need the sun. My internal clock is set to the light and when it’s grey all day long I can’t ever tell what time it is by looking out the window. This makes me feel groggy all damn day. Yesterday was that day.
  2. Lunch was cancelled. I haven’t seen my FFJ for about 73 years & my craving for pad thai is so great it might crush me and yet when she had to nurse a sick kid, I was relieved because. . .
  3. . . . Sister #4 invaded Supergenius HQ (a day earlier than expected) Wednesday for the Thanksgiving Holiday, but she left for a conference in DC and won’t be back until late, late Sunday night, which means I get to spend the day blissfully alone.
  4. This means I don’t have to wear a real bra.
  5. Or any pajamas when I go to bed tonight.
  6. In fact, if I so choose I don’t have to wear any real clothes until Sunday.
  7. I have enough everything in the house for the next two days: coffee, chocolate, food, and, if I so choose to imbibe, gin.
  8. Even though I don’t drink very often just the idea that gin exists and is in my house makes me pretty happy.
  9. Did I mention the brussel sprouts for lunch? I will eat them while watching my newest TV pleasure that makes me feel like a dirty old woman Ravenswood.
  10. Speaking of those B.S. Gratitude lists that plagued Facebook for the first few weeks of November it seems most everyone I still allow in my News Feed has run out of things to be grateful about. This makes me laugh and laugh, because I am evil.
  11. I had donut holes for breakfast. They were delicious.
  12. I’m 571 pages into The Goldfinch with 200 pages still to go and I’m not bored or annoyed with it at all.
  13. There are very many things to write and work on (for both pay and personal pleasure).
  14. Paco sitting in the window soaking up the sun.
  15. Also, finally, it is my friend Kurtis‘ birthday. Hooray for Kurtis!
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  1. Christa 22.Nov.13 at 12:47 pm

    I was just saying yesterday that one of the unique things about “The Goldfinch” is that I’m like 150 pages in and haven’t been bored by a single page of it. I’m glad that continues. So good!

    1. Jodi 22.Nov.13 at 12:50 pm

      It is so good. I do a lot of soap-opera dramatic gasping while I’m reading it because it continually surprises me. I think this is one of those that might throw me into a book depression when I’m done and I kind of can’t wait.

  2. Christa 22.Nov.13 at 12:51 pm

    There have been a few times when I’ve been screaming in my head for a character to do this or do that but they don’t and I get the good kind of mad.

    1. Jodi 22.Nov.13 at 12:55 pm

      I can’t wait until we can discuss the whole thing. I don’t want to spoil anything so you can have the same dramatic gasps.

      This was one of those books where I worked really hard to avoid everything written about it and I’m so glad.


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