Monday, February 28, 2022

positivity journal 2022:2

lasagna plays a prominent role, so you know it was a decent month

feb 1: omg a football player famous for serially cheating retired after lying about not retiring and our long national nightmare is over
feb 2: i went to a website looking for a cookie recipe. it asked me if i wanted to accept all cookies. i did

feb 6: i’ve been rotating the same two pair of gym shorts for like 2 years, because i couldn’t find any others i liked … until today at target
feb 7: was quite surprised billie eilish had a song called “happier than ever,” then i listened to it and was like, “ohhhhhh”
feb 8: i got a text from fedex telling me i should “take control of my package” and it just surprised me is all
feb 9: best thing anyone has said to me in a long time, via tara: “i can’t believe you thought you were too old to come to this concert”
feb 10: pogiboy for lunch on the deck at the office w nora, courtney and wayne

feb 11: fried chicken friday for first time since well before omicron
feb 12: as if on cue, najah demonstrated each behavior i told wayne about as i prepped him to catsit
feb 13: rolled out about 250 linear feet of lasagna noodles 
feb 14: made residual lasagne to hand out
feb 15: on plane, sat next to young dad who clearly thought he was over his head trying to keep young daughter calm, but he did a great job 

feb 16: hugged laura reiley for the first time in 714 days not that i’m counting and talk about nightmares ending
feb 17: epcot fireworks from hotel balcony 
feb 18: 50 pounds of lasagna goes faster than you might think. also, took a break to let a big dog sit on my lap. he seemed to appreciate that there was a lap big enough for him to sit on
feb 19: at my niece’s wedding, told my nephew about an old episode of unsolved mysteries involving a case where he works now, so i’m hoping he’ll finally identify little miss panosoffkee
feb 20: val at wolfgang puck kitchen in wildwood was a delight. also: a blood orange negroni is pink

feb 21: pet najah for the first time in 5 days
feb 22: in span of less than 2 hours, heard from one friend who quit a job she’s been wanting to quit and another who got a job she’s been hoping to get and i was super happy for both 
feb 23: meditation app mentioned the word “stillness” which made me think of an reo speedwagon song i haven’t heard in decades, so i listened to it twice
feb 24: bought a stack of vinyl for the first time in probably 35 years? they come in all kinds of colors now
feb 25: made good on promise to have birria w matt adler and now i want to go to poland. these items aren’t always linear

feb 26: got check engine light read for free at autozone. but that’s not it: after reading the code, guy showed remarkable confidence in my ability to do my own tune up. i didn’t know how to tell him
feb 27: started watching tune up videos on youtube. huh. maybe? i dunno
feb 28: took a practice walk to work before official return

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