snapshots of an idle mind

December 18, 2007



i am the luckiest girl in the world.

no really i am.

not only do i have a lovely new boyfriend and much loved family and friends that love me but i have a job that i utterly treasure. i have the kind of job where i wake up cranky because my alarm went off and within five minutes of starting work i’m smiling and by the end of the day i’m fully excited about every second of it.

sure i’m happy when the day is over, who isn’t? even donald trump is likely glad when he finishes his day and that man loves to work a ridiculous amount. i’m also happy when i have days off or an unexpected free evening.

heck, the idea of seven days off in a row is enough to make me soak my chair, but that’s not the point. the point is that i have a job that charges me, excites me, challenges me and rewards me just in the doing of it.

along the way i’ve started to make at least a decent living and all signs point to that living firmly falling into the nice category by next year sometime. i mean i’ve almost paid off my credit card even!

i might even be able to buy a chair!

you know, what everyone does when they run out of debt, incur more!

anyway, my life is rocking along and years of really hard work are coming to fruition. i’m planning a vacation in february and to attend some conferences next year and i’m not worrying about how to pay for them.

they told me it would take five years and i’ve finished three or four depending on how you count so i’m even ahead of the game. maybe soon i can put serious money aside and buy a place.

this is already a great place to be right?

and then along comes christmas. along comes christmas and i get nine days off out of eleven or a five day weekend followed two days later by a four day weekend and then a three day week to boot.

i get a new client who buys a ten pack on his first day… and he’s awesome and it’s going to be so fun with him.

three of my clients in the same week come due for packs of ten classes and suddenly i practically have my rent for february paid… and i’m finished my christmas shopping already except for my annual splurge at the liquor store for hostess gift wine and prosecco and hosting libations.

and then?

i know, i’m already feeling incredibly blessed when my aunt hands me down her two year old computer… with a flat screen monitor to boot… [my desktop blew up in november]

yeah and then?

my clients, who i love and who keep me in brunches at maggie’s and finally new clothes? (did i mention i finally got those shoes?)

those clients? the ones who write me cheques and invite me to christmas parties at a chocolate factory?

they start handing me christmas presents.

i know… it makes me want to cry i’m so touched…

my tuesday night class as a group got me a gift… i mean wow.

i’m so moved.

i carried in three presents from two hours of work today… i mean… wow.

like wow.

i just feel really lucky right now and i thought you all should know.

also? yes the chocolate is as good as it looks, i recommend the fleur de sel caramels, the brownies and the gingerbread caramel squares thingies….

peace and love and luck like my current streak go out to all of you, even the ones who have never commented but read this… all of you, even the people who think i’m evil… all of you.

may the season bring joy and laughter and a few tears… but the good kind and kisses and hugs and chocolate and sweet nothings and food you love and small indulgences…

happy solstice and christmas and eid and chanukah.. at least one of which i spelled wrong…

thanks universe.



  1. Sometimes, when things aren’t going right it’s good to hear other people are happy. It gives a person hope. Congratulations on your job and everything else that’s going right.

    Comment by fmfulplease — December 18, 2007 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

  2. hey there sassy lady! Long time no see! Looks as though it’s all been happening for you lately too.All I’m going to say on that is “ABOUT FUCKIN TIME!” Great to see the smile in your posts…not that you aren’t always smiling, but you know what I mean…
    Have a fantastic christmas
    Cheers, Kelly

    Comment by debambam — December 19, 2007 @ 6:32 am | Reply

  3. this is your good karma coming back to you.

    so glad you’re feeling so full this holiday season!

    merry everything.

    Comment by terry — December 20, 2007 @ 12:17 am | Reply

  4. Evil. Evil gratitude I tell you. Also, chocolate is delicious. Pass it on.

    Comment by Adam Eating — December 20, 2007 @ 1:15 pm | Reply

  5. I am happy for you. One day, I hope to be as happy as you are.

    Comment by Jim McKee — December 22, 2007 @ 9:07 am | Reply

  6. Hey there, Sass! I’m glad to hear everything is going so well for you!!

    Here’s wishing you and yours Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!

    Comment by Sonus Ex Machina — December 22, 2007 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  7. Merry Christmas Sass!
    Cheers, Kelly

    Comment by Kelly — December 26, 2007 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

  8. That’s so great to hear! Things are truly coming up Sass! The best part of it all is that you’re able to appreciate it. These fantastic things are not lost on you. Knowing how to enjoy the fruitfulness is half the battle, right? I’m glad you had such a great holiday so far. Best wishes in the new year!!!

    Comment by sweet l'il gal — December 29, 2007 @ 9:46 am | Reply

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