I’ve been SUCH a slacker in posting my Days of Gratitude to my blog, so here goes a condensed version to get you up to speed:
Day #2 of My Gratitudeness
I’m most grateful for the love of my life, Rob, every day he continues to teach me the true definition of real love and makes me happy down to …my soul! Rob and I have known each other for a while – from afar. He worked in the same building I did and we’d see each other almost every day. There has always been an attraction and connection between us. One day he finally asked me for my number. I waited and waited for him to call me – I was SO disappointed when I didn’t hear from him. Not too long after that, I was in another building for a meeting, and when we broke for lunch – THERE HE WAS!!!
My heart and my love
I decided that I was going to give him my number again. In front of everyone in the cafeteria I said, “Hey Rob, remember that information you asked me for – here it is” and gave him my business card (with my cell# strategically written on the back). It was right before the Christmas break, and I wasn’t going to be in work until after the New Year, so I was expecting he’d call me.
On Christmas Eve 2011, he called me – he didn’t realize I had written my cell on the back of the card and was calling my work number and leaving me messages! We talked for almost 2 hours that night and that’s when he told me that he had lost the napkin that I wrote my number on months back. A few days later we went out on our first date to Carrabas and we’ve been together ever since!
He takes my breath away with his kindness, consideration, thoughtfulness, and generosity. He’s a fantastic father, righteous, dedicated, motivated, respectful and sexy as hell. He’s patient with me when I’m being stubborn, a gentleman, a warrior, my partner in crime, my best friend, and my peace. He is God’s greatest blessing in my life.
Day # 3 of My Gratitudeness
They are in the form of animal, vegetable, mineral and/or some other substance in totally random order, off the top of my head:
#1: Cawfee: the magic elixir that starts my brain and tastes good with lots of delicious cakes, pastries, cookies and is even better with family and friends.Water: another magic elixir that makes up 98% of our bodies and covers 3/4ths of the earth. Among other things, it tastes delicious, cleans our bodies, clothes, food, helps grow everything, and is the source from where of all life flows.
#2: Avocados: regardless of the form they come in prior to consumption, i.e., a slice, a cube or guacamole.Sushi: Godzilla and tiger rolls from Aikou (my sushi place) – nuff said.
Ziggy and Buddy My ‘tiels a.k.a “The Buggy Brovas”
#3: Pets: complete and total unconditional love, for my fellow human beings, they are one of the sources of our living longer, happier lives because of the bazillion gazillion laughs they give us.
#4: Trees: Provide shade, give oxygen, bear fruit, look beautiful in ALL seasons and makes you wonder what they’ve bore witness to standing and growing where they happen to be.
#5: Sriracha: that “something” that’s needed to bring out some more flava in what you’re eating
Now, there’s a whole lot more I could list – I wanted to keep it my list of gratitudes small since I’ve kinda rambled on for my first two days. Not to say that my rambling won’t be back – you’ve been warned! (my 7 Days is gonna turn into 2 weeks if I don’t get my ish together *smdh*)
Day #4 of My Gratitudeness
#1: Sunrises – This is the time of year that when I start my drive to work, the sun is just coming up. Every morning, my ruling planet, the sun (I’m a Leo) quietly comes up over the horizon and paints a masterpiece that I’ll never be able to recreate or capture in with my brush or my camera. The palette of colors and the hues of pink, lavender, blue, orange, and gold that are in the sky and permeate the clouds is breathtaking. For about 15 to 20 minutes, I watch an ever-changing painting that will finally become a blinding glare that makes me squint, slow down driving and wash the windshield in hopes that I can see where the hell I’m going.
This morning’s painting
#2: Snaggling (Snorting while you laugh) – You know that laugh, the one where you can’t breathe, your face hurts, you’re crying, you just know that you’re gonna pee in your pants, people are looking at you a little more weirder than they normally do and thinking all of those things PLUS whatever it was that made you laugh in the first place, makes snort REALLY LOUD.. and that just sets you off all over again!
#3: Someone else Snaggling – You’re sitting there either trying to figure out what the hell this person is laughing at so damn hard or waiting on them to tell you and they can’t because they can’t breathe or talk. For me, at that point, it doesn’t really matter what’s cracking them up – I’m laughing my butt off at them snaggling!
and last but NOT least …
Day #5 of My Gratitudeness
#1: Acupuncture – I stumbled upon one of the tenements of traditional Chinese medicine about 5 years ago. Acupuncture is thousands of years old and aims to treat you holistically, stimulating specific points to correct imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians (which is why you have pain or sickness). I go once a week for a treatment and have not had a cold in 5 years, haven’t suffered with my seasonal allergies and feel more energetic, better and well rested after a treatment. If I happen to miss a week, I feel like total crap!
#2: Music – one of the things that soothes my savage beast – Iike the O’Jay’s said: I love music. Freestyle, old school, R&B, jazz and especially house music. I’m a house head from back in the day. We used to go to this club called Paradise Garage and it was like going to church because of the music, the crowd and the atmosphere. Everyone was bound together by one thing: house music. It is a healing force – I never ever want to be without my music.
The greatest club EVER
#3: America’s Funniest Home Videos – yes, you read that right. This show never fails to make me LMAO in some way, shape or form EVERY WEEK. I will guarantee you that I’ll have at least one snaggle at some point during the show when we’re watching it. I don’t care if it’s some kid swinging a bat to hit a pinata and winds up hitting his dad in the nuts or a dog getting blinds stuck around his head, Sunday night….snaggling will commence and endorphins shall be released!!!!