Monday, December 8, 2008

27 Happy Thoughts

1. my dysfunctional family (but a family still)
2. dearest, dearest Rez
3. work: 5 days a week (2 days weekend off) and get paid well
4. friends
5. food in the refrigerator
6. Charity, always my Charity
7. money in the wallet
8. believing in God
9. plans and dreams
10. Joshua
11. finished college without any complaints from my papa
12. I am Salome when I dance (I can ask for anybody’s head)
13. a home in CDO (almost finish, almost…)
14. travels (discovering new places and meeting people)
15. books
16. savings account
17. soduko
18. clean and pressed sheets
19. old houses
20. garage sale
21. ‘tsokalate-de-batirol’ on gloomy, rainy days
22. passport
23. 8 year-old journal filled with secrets and non-secrets and then more secrets
24. photos
25. christmas tree
26. rehearsals
27. housekeeping (shhhhhh—zip it)

I Have Graduated

after waking up with the worst headache and a bump on my forehead for falling off the bed 3x three (or 4) years back (with a friend’s horror story of carrying buckets of salt water — from sea to the cottage and then back again and again as there was no running water in the bathroom when i decided to throw up all over the place), i have decided to clean up my act and stop making a bigger fool out of my already foolish self…back then i made a promise not to drink (and party) until i am mature enough to say ’stop’ when the red light starts blinking…last saturday, i am proud to tell you that i fulfilled my promise and graduated from an irresponsible party freak to a responsible but still a party freak…i guess all those years of saying ’no’ to friends when they invite me for a drink or all those instances of saying ‘maybe later’ were all worth it…and the best part was, i still knew how to have fun after all…