Sunday, May 4, 2008

Back to Reality

I feel a little stressed going back into the work week tomorrow. The court case that I am serving on the jury for didn't wrap up last week as expected. I suspect, for better or for worse, it will be finished tomorrow. No one involved can take much more. I've been able to take a pretty good mental break from it for the past two days (at least during the day; I've still had nightmares about it at night), but I do feel quite a bit of anxiety coming on tonight as I prepare myself for what is certain to be a long day tomorrow.

On Saturday I had my first acupuncture appointment in a long time. I haven't really been able to afford it for a while, but I found a great new guy who is reasonably priced. I was shocked at how great I felt afterwards. I'd forgotten that it's completely magical. I'm thinking of ditching the PT and just going with the needles for my back. A friend introduced me to acupuncture when I lived in Portland, and it's been a lifesaver for me. It's up there with getting a great massage, but maybe better.

As part of my 43 Things, I'm trying to identify 100 things that make me happy that don't cost money. I'm on number 2. Gosh, a lot of things cost money.

Something that makes me happy that does cost money is a trip to Barnes and Noble. I made one today and came away with: a card for my grandma, a map of downtown Seattle, and three books: Fly Solo: The 50 best places on earth for a girl to travel alone by T. Rodriguez-Williamson, Things I Learned about my Dad (in Therapy) edited by Dooce, and After Dark by Murakami. I needed something sunny after finishing The Kite Runner (holy crap) and If I am Missing or Dead (extraordinary - but not sunny). One of these has got to fit the bill.

1 comment:

  1. I want to read the Dooce book. It sounds really good.

    One thing I'd put on my 100 things I love that don't cost money list would be- swimming in a lake or dangling my toes in the water. It's free and refreshing. :)