Journal Entry: Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:28 AM
This past week has been both long and trying, but it hasn't been entirely bad. I'm probably coming down sick, because I've had a near non-stop migrane all week and enough aches and pains to make me feel 40 years older than I actually am. So, not only am I fighting a failing grade, obscene amounts of homework and social currents, I'm fighting my out body.
In case you haven't figured it out, this sucks.
But I've also had some wonderful things happen to me this week. Two of my friends, ones that haven't been seen in forever, stopped by. I got to eat sushi and didn't overeat. I finished a painting and started another. I got to go to a very loud and exciting party. I got to have the satisfaction of raising the failing grade and effectively halving my homework load. I know that I'm ahead of the game on college applications/acceptances.
Is is any surprise that I woke up this morning all drained and tired?
This day, this wonderful Saturday, has been set aside for quiet recovery...and is now filled with 4 adorable, young and loud cousins. So I decided to run down to the nearest craft store with $30. And I found a thing that makes life good.
Strathmore Illustration Board, the best of the best, was in stock and on sale. I've never been able to find Strathmore anywhere, even at the high end art store 5 miles south, but here it was in my run of the mill craft store. Of course I bought some.
After arriving home with my good thing in tow, I found another thing that makes life good.
Kikaa, my cat, came up to the car door and welcomed me home. She's not too fond of cars and rarely greets us so closely upon arriving home, but she walked around the car to the driver's door and stood close enough for me to bend down to pet her.
Inside I stashed my good thing in a place where cousins wouldn't damage it and got on the computer. Then I found yet another thing that makes life good.
Someone had been inspired by my art work and written a story about it.
My life is full of small good things, things that make my headaches easier to bear, things that make my exhaustion less tiring. I need to remember more of these good things, becuase life is to hard to live without them.