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    30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Days 6-9

    I said at the beginning of this that I’d probably be doing some “catch-up” type posts as I work through this blog challenge, and I was not wrong. The middle of November is always crunch time at work, and my schedule makes posting truly daily pretty much impossible because of the time it takes to photograph, edit, and publish a post. But while I don’t have the time to publish daily, I have been making sure to take a moment of my day, everyday, to think about that day’s prompt. And so here’s the first catch-up post, with Days 6 – 10. ___________________________________________________ Day 6 Something From Childhood: My Dancing…

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    30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Day 5

    Someone Else’s Talent: Jim’s Astounding Ability to Make Me Laugh Today I’m thankful for my awesome, amazing, and wonderful Significant Other’s sense of humor. Jim is one of the funniest and most clever people I’ve ever met, and his ability to make me laugh in even the darkest moments is not just a talent – but often borders on miracle. He keeps the light in my life even when my pessimist self is convinced it’s gone forever, and I cherish every moment spent laughing together. Who’s talent are you thankful for today?

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    30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Day 4

    A Food Item: COFFEE Today I am thankful for coffee, in all its iterations. Coffee, espresso, lattes, coffee beans, coffee grounds, coffee flavored whatever. Just, coffee. It keeps me running, and keeps the number of civilian casualties as a byproduct of me continuing to function down to a minimum. I really don’t know how I’d keep my schedule up without it. And there would certainly be a lot more unhappy people around me as a result of my demeanor. Actually, I’m pretty sure I would just cease to function. Isn’t that the very definition of an addict? Yea. Oh well. COFFEE. What food item are you thankful for?

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    30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Day 3

    Help Received or Help Given: My Mom’s Help Dying My Hair So we’re going to lighten it up a little bit after yesterday’s really heavy post. I went brunette recently. It was supposed to be for a Katniss Everdeen halloween costume. I hate the synthetic texture of all the wigs in my price range, and my hair – if straight and thin – is indeed long enough to do her iconic braid. I figured if I could just get it the right color, some artful application of dry shampoo, texturizing powder, and my TopStyler (which is apparently the actual tool they used on Jennifer Lawrence for this movie? Go figure.)…

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    30 Days of Gratitude and Reflection – Day 1

    Something You Do Every Day: Interact With This Nerd This is Olive Olive is my apartmentmate’s cat. I introduced her to you guys when we got her, and last Christmas regaled you with the story of how she reacted poorly to having the Christmas tree up. You also may know her from the background of a few post photos here and there. Well, Olive and I have a… complicated relationship. Sometimes we’re the best of friends – perfect couch cuddle buddies and reading pals. Sometimes though… sometimes our relationship is antagonistic. To put it mildly. You heard all about her behavior that led me to take down my now-broken Christmas…