Today was a melancholy day. I could not put my finger on the why, nor did I care.
“Then you must reconcile yourself to the fact that something is always hurt by any change. If you do this, you will not be hurt yourself.”
I am grateful that today I had no expectations or commitments, sans a five minute visit to a doctor to get my prescription refilled. I am grateful that although my thyroid does not function there is a medication that can give me some assistance to make my life a little better.
While my body does not function well in the cold weather, and cold actually causes me great pain, I am very grateful that I could snuggle in front of a heater today. Without success I tried to take a nap. So instead I indulged in a very long, very hot bath. The bath was so long I had to refill it with hot water part of the way through.
My treat for myself today was to read another fiction book. I picked it up at a thrift store of course. I was not aware that Steve Martin wrote nonfiction novels but I was intrigued by the description. So I am grateful that I gave myself the time to read his book today.
I found out after the fact that I could have listened to the book while relaxing in the tub. I am not sure how I feel about audio books. I fear that I would fall asleep while listening. I am not sure if I would be as engaged.
I ended my night by finishing the novel. It was a very good read. i enjoyed the content, the writing, and the thought that these were realistic characters I might have known. I am grateful that reading for pleasure gives me joy.