Being thankful and such again TToT #30

How did I end up writing again for this Top 10 list? I dunno, maybe a bit of guilt, perhaps? …for being a “hardass” editor.

No that can’t be it.

We shall never speak of it again.


 This week wasn’t earth-shatteringly awesome, but it wasn’t bad either.

Next Monday is The Mathemagician’s birthday! So his Mom sent him delicious snacks and since I live here and he thinks I’m cute, I had some too. So many snackies, so little time.

One of my good blogging buddies MJM came over and graced my blog with his presence. I don’t know if you know him, but if you don’t, you should. He’s friggin’ hilarious.

Also, I made a new vlog, thereby fulfilling the last promise that I had made for 2013. Upward and onward! When I post this it should be done and I’ll add it here. If it’s not edited and up…well then you have permission to tell me to get on it!

I joined a 40 day yoga/meditation challenge. Ok, you can stop giggling now. I have to get better with my mobility. My knee was giving me fits the last couple weeks–like I’ve got a doctor’s visit plan for this type of fits. I think it’s mainly lack of exercising. I figure yoga should do some good.

My wrists haven’t been in nearly as much pain, however, they still remind me who’s the boss and I’m spending less time on social media so I can write before they poop out at night.

 I’m writing more! Yay!

I’m soon going to have a proof of my poetry collection in my eager hands. Yay!

 Before I went to sleep the other night, I made a two page list of things that I’ll be doing next week during my work hours once The Mathemagician has returned to school/work. I shall be busy.

 Lazed about all week, eating the last of the bad food in the house before starting this new challenge. There may be a vlog about it in the future…

 None of my family was effected by the fracking chemical spill in West Virginia, but some friends were. Chemicals were spilled and now the water is highly toxic in eight counties in southern WV. Gov. Tomblin has declared a state of emergency. It’s horrifying and frightening, but what I’ve found wonderful is the people who are coming together and helping each other. That’s the true Mountaineer spirit and I hope people are safe and have drinking water during this terrible time.

Sorry (not sorry) to end it with some realness, but this is what’s on my mind. When you parcel it out, there’s always something to be thankful. This week, I’m just thankful that I have running water that won’t potentially burn my skin or make me vomit-that I can take a shower. Feeling thankful for the basics.

Aloha y’all!


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23 Responses to Being thankful and such again TToT #30

  1. A great list of thankfuls, but the BEST one? You ate up all the “bad” food in the house. I would do the exact same thing if I were going to do some kind of challenge or diet, too. Wouldn’t want it to go to waste!
    Glad you joined our TToT! Hope your week is wonderful!
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  2. I didn’t know about that spill until this morning. It sounded pretty scary. And then they were talking about the economic effects. Will love to read more on your yoga 40-day challenge. The aging pseudo-athlete that I am, I need to desperately find time to start a yoga regimen. Have a great week.
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  3. I am so thankful for clean water. I get the finish the bad food before starting the new challenge. Just finishing that up now. That 40 day yoga/mediation sounds like a unique challenge. I might need to look into that.
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  4. Glad that your family is ok in spite of the spill! Thanks for linking with us here at the TTOT, Tamara!

  5. Delicious snacks are always something to be thankful for. Especially when they are a surprise in the mail. Doesn’t matter if your name was on them or not, as long as you get to eat them! 🙂
    I have been to yoga classes a few times. I love how I felt while doing them. I will get back into it again one day.
    I did my share of lazing about last week, too. Doesn’t it feel great to do that every once in a while?
    I don’t watch much news these days, so I didn’t hear about the spill in WVA. I’m glad your family is safe, but how awful for all of those people in the middle of it.
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    • Tamara Woods

      Yeah the spill has been really hard for people. The restaurants, bars are all closed in the areas effected. So many people are dealing with it.

      Lazing about and eating snacks really are the best.

  6. hey it was great having you join us on the Vid Chat last night, it is so much fun, especially with people from cool places or distant time zones!
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    • Tamara Woods

      That was a lot of fun! I’d like to do it again. Maybe next time I’ll feel less shy and talk more.

  7. Whoo, glad your family is safe! What a nightmare! I’m new to your blog but looking forward to reading more!
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  8. I am so glad to hear that your family is okay! I hadn’t heard about the chemical spill and it sounds horrifying. So, yes, I am now thankful for clean water, too.
    Love the video! I often think I’ll get to posting a vlog one of these days. You’ve inspired me to move it up the list a little.
    And I’m very glad to hear that you will be able to write more!
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    • Tamara Woods

      You should try it out Sandy. It’s fun! A bit scary at first, but I think I’m feeling a little bit more comfortable now.

  9. Positive energies and love to your family and friends back East!

    I love the video, but you already know that. I think you’re cute, too, and I’d even share my snacks with you.

    Yay for writing, yay for work hours, yay for published poetry, yay for Yoga, yay for you! <3 you so many. <3 <3

    What date is that? The Math Guy's birthday? I can't do math, so I can't figure it out. The Gamer's is coming up, too.

    Parallels. Blogging Besties has them.
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    • Tamara Woods

      You’s share your snacks with me? D’awwww, you’re definitely my bloggy bestie.

      <3 <3 and hugs to you too!

      His birthday is tomorrow: Jan. 13th. He’s a Capricorn. He goes back to work/school tomorrow, and I think he’s glad. He likes what he does that much. Whereas I would feel like the devil himself was riding on my shoulders if I had to do such complicated maths on my birthday.

  10. Holy crap! That’s terrible! There’ll be slaps for that, and in the meantime I’m glad your family’s safe, and that the authorities seem to be doing what they can to keep the rest of everyone safe and healthy, too.

    I LOVE your video. Those’re some smart goals, lady, and I like how prepared you are to take on your inner demons. I wish I had as much conviction.

    I hope you have a gorgeous time celebrating the Mathemagician’s birthday.

    (and GUILT? you joined us from GUILT? Not from lovely shiny things of wonderfulness to share? *snif*)
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    • Tamara Woods

      Yes, heads are going to roll for this one.

      Thank you for checking it out! It’s taken me a long time to get to this point, but I feel pretty confident in it.

      (Next week will be shiny wonderfulness…and we shall never speak of this again. :P)

  11. I had not heard of the spill in West Virginia- so glad your family is not affected. So scary!

    Care packages are the best- glad you get to share 🙂
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    • Tamara Woods

      Thanks! And care packages really are the best! Though he will be taken the tin of multi-flavored gummy bears to work. Those are his favorite.

  12. Being thankful for clean/safe water is awesome. That’s terrible about the chemical spill. I didn’t know about it, but I’m glad your family is safe!

    Yay to writing more! I have been, too, lately and it feels effing awesome. And double yay to yummy goodies!!
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    • Tamara Woods

      It’s scary as all get out. Today it was reported that more chemicals were spilled than previously thought. I feel so bad for everyone.

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