Recently I've been grateful for:
Sleeping pill my first night back home, to help stretch out my sleep despite racket-raising cats.
LJ's nifty new symbol so I can tell a friends-filtered post from a custom-filtered one without having to wrack my memory or click 'edit' just to double-check. Yay!
Walking to the bus stop Monday morning in negative windchills and not suffering too much either in body or lungs. I wasn't sure how much a week in Florida would 'soften' me. Hardly at all, it appears, so I'm very glad for that!
My uncle crammed a bunch of grapefruit from their tree into my suitcase, and I got to share them with my coworkers Monday. That was a treat.
For the lovelies overseas who commented on my 15th anniversary stuff--I got your postcards off! (The non-overseas folks already got theirs.) Apologies in advance for any future redundancy in the burbling. =) The guy at the post office had no idea about proper postage, but thanks to the wonderful internet, I now know I paid more than enough.
Last but not least: March forth! *cackles*
Grapefruit is nice, I particularly like drinking white grapefruit juice. =)
I was prepared this time--I knew the cats' sleeping and litterpan schedule would be messed up by my long absence, so when Arun needed to go in the middle of the night, I shut him in the cat room since I knew he wouldn't want to sleep afterward. He spent the rest of the night howling at intervals--he'd never do such a thing on a normal occasion, but since I'd been gone for a week... *sighs*
I'll admit I'm glad Arun adjusts to the 'status quo' within about a week, because having him getting all over me all the time can be aggravating. At least he didn't try stomping all over me at night--I think I have to be gone two weeks for that. ;)
And yes, I am a bit touched that Shado seems to notice my existence!
It was wonderful seeing orange trees and grapefruit trees around, but the one that really got me was the apricot tree I walked past with my mom one day. It was so hard not to stick out my hand and help myself, because it was just covered with fruit! (and I've a weakness for apricots)
I don't eat fruit nearly as often as I should, but I'm fond of grapefruit juice.
*hugs back* I hope your week is going well!
Heheh, I'm glad a week in Florida didn't make a "Winter Wimp" out of you! :D
Sorry I've not been around much... still feeling ill and lethargic. Turns out it is indeed an infection. I'm on antibiotics now, so hopefully my energy levels will increase.
*hugs* Good to have you back home safe and sound ^_^