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May 13, 2010

Three Things

Some time ago Jennifer had this great idea where we would email each other three good things a day, a little list of what's happy in your day or what you like or are grateful for. I loved that! It's right up my Velveeta-lined way of thinking. We kept at it for a while and then stopped but I think today is a good day for Three Things.

1) The doctor is in

I LOVE my doctor. It took me a while to find a good one -- I had to change doctors about six times before I started going to this one and have been with him for over a decade now. He's really smart and friendly and isn't awkward with me even after that time I accidentally propositioned him. Well, hey, it was a long time ago. I was in his office and talking about le divorce and I asked him if he'd ever gone through a midlife crisis and he turned to me and said, "Laurie. I am offended you think I am old enough to have had a mid-life crisis." And he was probably joking with me but I didn't realize it just then so I went on and on about how he was clearly NOT old and he was very handsome and I overcompensated a bit and maybe said, "You're a total fox." Or something equally embarrassing. To my doctor. Awesome.

Anyway, yesterday I had an appointment with him in the morning and every time I see him I remember what a good doctor he is. It makes all the difference. He takes his time and listens and asks the right questions, and I'm sure my accidental fawning a few years back has nothing to do with it.

2) Baby showers

I have gone to more baby showers in the past 12 months than I have in a lifetime. I thought I wouldn't enjoy them very much (I wasn't sure if it would be one of those secret mom club things where you feel weird for being the one who's never had a kid) but it's been just the opposite. All the baby showers I've been to have been really fun, and FUNNY. Being the kidless one I'm able to make the goofy jokes and I adore watching my pregnant friends with their big bellies being the center of attention and opening a pile of beautiful gifts picked out just for them with love and affection.

My work friend Claudia had a baby shower and I was so excited for her to open up the present from me because I found some of the cutest summer rompers I'd ever seen. I'm not sure if they're her style but they're what I would want to wear if I were a three-month old kid. I got them all at Target and I forgot to take a picture but I found two of the outfits pictured online: this one was by far my favorite. And I got this dress. OH the cuteness!

3) Catdance
I have a desk that's a bit like a giant land boat, I love it. It sort of anchors my whole office. On the immense desktop surface I have my monitor and keyboard and mouse and mousepad and a few books, a little desktop clutter, too, mostly mail and post-it note reminders. A few pictures. Mostly it's clean and open, though.

When I sit at my desk and start typing, Big Ol' Bob jumps up there and walks back and forth back and forth between my keyboard and the monitor. He rubs his face along the edge of the keyboard, sits on the mouse, chirps. He'll do this until I stop and pay full attention to him and then after a while he sits on the end of the desk and looks out the window.

I forget sometimes that just a few years ago he was practically a wild animal, feral and not fond of petting. I like our little keyboard dance. I scratch his head, rub his ears, stick post-it notes to his fur.

Three very good things!


Posted by laurie at May 13, 2010 7:07 AM