And it pours hard. I can't even begin to tell you my series of not-so-fortunate events, its just one of those days when nothing seems to go right. There's the stomach bug that's been going on with the kids at school, there's my lost debit card, there's the nagging pain on my right knee, there's the temperamental cellphone who turns itself off just when you have an important call, and oh, there's the parking tickets (yes, that's plural - 2 to be exact, at $50 each - OUCH!).
But you know what, one can either wallow in his or her misfortune or start taking a deep breath and move on from there. I decided to do the latter and focus on the things that I can do instead. Its amazing how just the act of "doing" can turn your mood around altogether. And realizing that, despite everything, I still have a lot of things to be thankful for.
Today I also mailed this parcel for Sofia's autumn swap:
My swap partner is an artist, I've been reading her blog for the past couple of days and thought that she might like the following: a journal for her creative ideas, a book set in Paris, a small letterpress card from a local artist, some underwater-themed buttons by illustrator Jaime Zollars, and a Batik-inspired coin purse. And along with my favorite Ghirardelli chocolates and some green tea, my parcel was ready to go!
Here's more of the autumn swap here.