Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan
I have 6 meeting minutes to transpose. Instead, I’m here trying to drop an entry. It’s not like I have a topic in my head but I feel compelled to jot something down.
So today I bring you Thankful Thursday. I’m going to list the things I’m thankful for because, well, in the day to day, you can sometimes take things for granted.
Today I am thankful for:
1. Friends I’ve made at work. Good or bad, they know the real me and don’t take the gossip as truth. We may not be best friends. We may not even hang out outside of the office but you guys are still my buddies.
2. Chorizo rice stew. Man oh man, this stuff is good.
3. My dogs, P-man and Z-girl, newly named Black Eye Z. Even though I haven’t had much time to chill with them these past weeks, they still cuddle with me in bed and occasionally offer me their squeak toy.
4. Water. Without this beverage there would be no coffee, the life force for pg as she acclimates to the 7am meeting.
5. The internet. Old friend, we’ve been through more in our 11 year tryst than any human relationship I’ve had, aside from my biological family. I missed you. I’m glad we’re back together.
6. Lrudlrick. For being an understanding husband and taking care of the dogs and the house without question. I know I’ve been a bit lax but I’ll snap out of it soon enough and the reminder post-its to take the trash and recycling out will return shortly.
7. My latex bed and Woolrich pillow. “You’d be so nice to come home to.” You make the small amount of sleep I receive that much better. Without you, I doubt my sleep would be as deep and as immediate as it is.
8. Replay TV. Without you, I’d never be able to catch up on Scrubs, My Name is Earl, The Daily Show, CSI and Law and Order. Sure, as Mrs. Saccamano said it rots the brain but they keep the voices at bay.
9. Gossip folks. Because of you, I learned who my friends are and most importantly you reminded me that work is a tiny segment of my life. To truly live my life fully, I need to focus on the important parts.
10. John. He greets me every morning and makes me feel welcome. Thanks for making the transition less painful.