Five Good Things


I’m taking a brief break from my Explain Your Pain series, because I needed some lighter content for today! Today is one of those days when the bad seems to outweigh the good ten to one, and I need to remind myself this is not really the case. There ARE good things happening in the world and in my life.

  1. I discovered free library e-books this week! It’s an awesome program through our local library where I can get e-books right to my ipad just like you check books out of the library. You have to put books on hold and can check them out for three weeks at a time.They have a huge selection, including all the books I have wanted to read but didn’t want to buy. I have been reading Gone Girl over the past few days, and my holding list has a bunch of good ones waiting for me: The Martian, Circling the Sun (so excited for this one, but the wait time is 113 days!), Sharp Objects, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.I highly recommend checking to see if your local library has a program like this.
  1. Good thing number two is that I used a grocery delivery service for the first time today. The groceries come from our local grocery store, and the price is the same as normal but includes a 10$ delivery fee. However, there are ways to get discounts, so if it is planned right you have groceries delivered right to your door for only 4$ extra…which may be close to the price of gas to get to the grocery store! Super excited to use this over the next few busy weeks.
  1. I bought a Quell! It should ship out on Monday and get to me by the end of next week. Trying not to get my hopes up too much, but I’ve read a few promising reviews and even a small study that found 81% of participants reported relief following a 60 day trial using Quell. You can read the whole clinical study by clicking the blue bottom that says “read full article” at the bottom of this page.
  1. Next week I have a really light work week due to a meeting being cancelled and a few people less than normal scheduling appointments. This is perfect timing, as I am still trying to come out of a small flare from about two weeks ago, and really need some rest time. Also, next week is my birthday! So, hopefully I can save up enough spoons to go out to eat at one of our favorite spots.
  1. And perhaps the most exciting thing of all is that The Book has reached its next stage of development. I have declared it good enough to be read people other than myself. My husband read the first chapter and declared it readable, and in the next few weeks I hope to ask someone I know to take a look at the whole thing and give me some feedback on content, structure, etc… all the big picture stuff that I want to get right before I really focus in on the grammar, punctuation, and sentence-by-sentence clarity. Hurray!!!!

What good things are happening in your life?


    1. Thanks! I hope so too – reservation made for Thursday and I’m thankful my work schedule is super light this week, so I think it will work out!

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