gratitude-a-thon day 552: sometimes gratitude is hard to find, like when you’re buried in snow

 

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This is like an everyday headline now. I am really questioning my Bostonian-ness these days.

I called my son yesterday, who is in L.A. on the sunny campus of USC, and he didn’t answer. He was, as I suspected, doing something fun outside. He called back a few minutes afterward to confirm that why yes, he was indeed outdoors, playing a round robin charity game of kickball.

Right now the only thing I’m kicking is myself for is making the choice to live in this God-forsaken frozen wasteland. I used to like this town, but now that it’s become part of Siberia, I’m having second thoughts. With my daughter graduating from high school next year, I am seriously thinking about how we could live somewhere warm for the winter (or for the whole damn year). There are a lot of people and places I would miss if I were to leave Boston permanently, but who can see them when you have 95 inches of snow? Who can do so much as empty the garbage when it’s four degrees outside? Who can save money for the good stuff when you have to spend it on the icicles that are threatening your home’s welfare? At some point, you have to ask yourself about your quality of life, and decide what makes sense, right? At some point, you have to make a choice about what’s best for you.

Yes, I am seriously lacking in vitamin D and in a less than sunny mood about the fact that I can’t walk outside for more than two minutes without turning into Frosty the snowman. Yes, I am a little testy, having had this hacking cough and drippy, swollen face for a month, despite antibiotics and kick ass cough medicine. And yes, I may have lost my gratitude for today. There, I said it.

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Everybody’s hair just looked so good on the informercial…..

I keep telling myself how lucky I am not to be homeless, that I am a freelancer who doesn’t have to rely on public transportation, that we have ample food. But let me explain my state of mind this way: I watched an informercial on a curling iron at 3 AM the other night and I ordered it. OK, DO YOU GET IT NOW? Here’s to hoping your day is at least 20 degrees warmer than mine.

 

4 thoughts on “gratitude-a-thon day 552: sometimes gratitude is hard to find, like when you’re buried in snow

  1. I’ve been having those “let’s move” thoughts too AND that that Perfector might be just the thing!  Jane

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  2. Oh Toni, i feel for you, it is rough here too but I think Boston wins the award for the worst weather this winter. Trouble is it is not safe to leave your home right now, waiting for all the leaks when the thawing takes place or my front deck collapses under 4 ft of snow, door is frozen shut, couldn’t shovel if I tried.
    About the Perfecta, I ordered one a while back, used it twice and loved it, third time I smelled burning, the plastic was all melting and I burnt my thumb! It went back!!!! let me know how yours is, because I really liked it and maybe I was just unlucky.

    • heather, thanks for your sympathy. i’ll take it. plus, i know YOU KNOW! since i ordered the perfector, i have read some bad reviews about it, so i’ll be careful to watch what happens with it. i will be sure to let you know!! xoxo

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