Monday, November 24, 2008

Where's The Reckless Spirit I'm Supposed to Have

Things have been kind of in limbo lately, as my personal life has taken over my work life. There just hasn't been much writing flowing at the moment and I have to admit it feels kind of weird to not be accomplishing anything. But, I know it is only temporary and I'm just trying to ride it out.

With the impending giving of thanks, I'm trying to compile a list of things that I am thankful for right now. Obviously, I'm thankful for the wonder of Man Candy Mondays. It makes the beginning of the week so much nicer. Gratitude is so important and I feel like I've forgotten that lately. I encourage you to do the same in your life. Remember all the things you are thankful for. It really helps to get through the rougher times. Here are a few of mine.

*The discovery of Tim Tam biscuits in America. Thank you Pepperidge Farms. Go to Target now and get yours. They are limited time only right now, but let P.F. know how much you love them and they just might stay.

*The return of the AFL. That's right, the boys are back at training and it is just months from now when they'll be running around in tiny shorts again. Yay!

*My niece's laughter when I blow on her belly and the way she waved at me when I left my mom's the other day. It is so amazing to watch her grow.

*The satisfaction of finishing a great story. The joy of creating and knowing that things I've written are out there in the world.

*Henry Rollins Uncut specials on IFC. Amazing stuff from the man I still love.

*Netflix. God, I just love them. God Bless the Netflix.

*Rereading the last page of a great book because you just aren't ready to let it go yet.

*Rove, Hamish and Andy, Hughesy, Carrie and Pete. I will miss you during your break.

If you need any ideas for things you love, watch this video and you just might be inspired. Happy Monday!!


Neve Black said...

Hi Heidi!
Great hearing from you. Thanks again for Man Candy Monday too.

Yeah, the writing mojo juices will return. I think that happens to all of us.

Enjoyed reading what you're thankful for and the video...why am I not surprised that it's from Aussie-land? :-)

Have a great week and nice holiday.

Heidi Champa said...

Thanks, Neve. No suprise about the clip from down under. Rove is hilarious.

I'm looking forward to a little break and some turkey. Enjoy your holiday too.

kathrynoh said...

Do you do Tim Tam slams? You bite just a nibble of opposite ends of the Tim Tam then put one end in a cup of coffee and suck through the other... then quickly shove the whole thing in your mouth before it collapses into a chocolately mess.

So much to be grateful for.

Heidi Champa said...

The Slam is the only way to go Kathryn. It is some sort of magic, I am sure. I use tea, but coffee would be good too.

Hope Japan was everything you hoped for.