Monday, March 01, 2010

Daily 5 - Day 199, 200, 201

Day 199 (Saturday - Moving Day)
  1. Made it through moving day without puking.  (This may not seem like a big deal, but my anxiety issues tend to effect my stomach, and this is definitely the first move without any puking at some point during the day.)
  2. Thankful for the help of family and friends with moving and cleaning.
  3. Thankful that it only took one load to move the last of my belongings.
  4. Thankful that our old landlord was immediately available and the walkthrough went quickly and smoothly
  5. Thankful that God is leading to new places, even in this space of not yet understanding, and still grieving the old spaces.
  6. Thankful that in the mess of boxes and bags tonight, I was able to find the Almond Joy bars that LP/CA sent me, and have that much desired treat after a very emotionally draining day.
  7. Glad that at least some of my furniture is in place.  There's something comforting about that tiny little bit of familiarity.
  8. Enjoyed watching the men's gold medal curling match with my family.  Especially since Canada won and it was even a team from Alberta!
  9. Really incredibly proud of the way I handled this move.  So thankful for the growth I see in myself in terms of handling the anxiety of this transition.
  10. Really glad that I can just kind of take it easy tomorrow.  Do some unpacking.  Hang with my family a bit, and hopefully just rest.
Daily 5 - Day 200 (Sunday)
  1. Got my clothes pretty much unpacked and went through the stuff L. left with me.
  2. A hamburger and a bunch of green grapes for supper - love my George Foreman grill.
  3. Did a few errands on my own by bus.
  4. Pizza for lunch at mom and dad's - hanging out, watching the gold medal hockey game, and resting a little.
  5. Finding a plaque in the stuff L. left for me of the verse in Romans that talks about being joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Struck by it since that verse hit me so hard earlier this year, but also because it seemed to speak rather directly to the struggles of the day and this new situation.
Daily 5 - Day 201 (Monday - Today!)
  1. The internet is finally (three days late, and three phone calls to Telus later) hooked up at home!
  2. Got most of my food stuff unpacked and sorted out tonight.
  3. 90% of my books are out of their boxes and on shelves.
  4. Managed to get a load of laundry done, despite some interesting drainage issues that required an emergency call to the city sewer people, and a visit from a city repair crew.
  5. Did I mention that I'm back online and feel a little less isolated in this crazy new situation I find myself in because of that?


Jenny said...

Well done Lisa! This is a great post! Resilient, gracious, and grateful.
Look forward to hearing more over the waves about this new part of your journey/adventure.