I love it when my house is clean and tidy and neat and every thing that has a place is in it. I've had a box of old books sitting in a corner of my bedroom for, literally, months. It's gone now, and it makes me happy to look at that empty corner every time I go in that room.
On a similar note, because I'm not able to eat as well as I did before my summer trauma, I love it when, at the end of the day, I've eaten lightly and only at mealtimes.
It's still a major hassle to eat just about anything, although I'm getting better. (I've had a donut, something I rarely eat, ever, but it was a personal challenge. Heh.) But I've managed to continue the pattern from the first week, when I was still in major pain, of eating at mealtimes only and then eating only a little bit. It doesn't take as long as it first did to finish a meal, but I certainly learned from that initial week that I'm not going to DIE if I don't eat like a lumberjack.
Not that I ever did, but you know what I mean. I'm satisfied with much less food than I was before.
Two other things not at all related:
- I'll definitely find something for next week's giveaway that's a little more appealing. From the number of comments for this one, I'd say I didn't choose very well. But thanks to those of you who have said something. We bloggers love our commenters (and readers, whether you say anything or not).
- Olympic track and field events begin tomorrow! I love track and field, and can't wait to watch. My husband is less enthusiastic, but when I suggested to him that watching would inspire me to move my ass, he thought maybe that would be a good idea. Not that he's judging me or anything. (It does tend to drive him crazy when I stop working out for any length of time. The constant headache I've had since I broke my glasses and had my dental surgery have kept me from doing anything I don't absolutely have to do.)
(I rarely talk about my family here on the blog, but I will give you a hint about who's coming. One of them is quite young, has red hair, just lost a tooth and is related to me through one of my children. =) I've put in a supply of sidewalk chalk and bubbles, and there are peach-yogurt popsicles in the freezer.)