This whole daily gratitude isn’t a thing I’m good at, but I can make occasional random lists of things I am currently infatuated with and are making my life better in small ways. Maybe this will become one of my Sunday things.
- Leuchtturm notebooks. I was in Kingston a few years ago and found one of these – large size and dotted instead of lined or graph paper. When I used to buy notebooks I would get plain because I hate being boxed in by lines. So harsh and demanding. When I discovered dotted notebooks I was an instant convert. Dots! They provide a kind of grid but you can also be totally free. Really though, this should be some kind of personality test – lines, plain, grid or dots.
- All the pens I use to work in my various notebooks – seriously, how great are pens and paper? My current new favourite is a Faber Castell pen I bought myself on my birthday (speaking of, if you’re in Ottawa I also love the Glebe, which is where I decided to go on my birthday…). It’s orange and has grips and it’s lovely.
- Funko Pops. All my fandoms surround me in my office in all their adorableness. I now have two shelves in my office. (I also love my office, which I have packed full of things that make me happy like my Funkos and my pictures with geeky celebrities and books).
- Jigsaw puzzles. A love from my childhood that I have rediscovered. Jigsaw puzzles and binge watching – great way to spend a Sunday.
- Terrible reality television. I have hung in with the Teen Moms since they were 16 and Pregnant, the new season of Rupaul’s Drag Race starts at the end of the month. I’ve recently started watching Tattoo Girls on TLC since I don’t currently have access to Ink Master. Also, when 90 Day Fiance comes back I will be all over that. Also my KINGDOM for online access to Great British Baking Show. Great to binge watch while doing a puzzle.
- True Crime. Every since I was a kid and I took Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Time Life books about mysterious phenomenon out of the library I have been interested in true crime. This interest has been well fed in recent years by podcasts like Serial and documentaries and documentary series like Paradise Lost and Making a Murderer. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one with a favourite unsolved mystery or serial killer. I’m currently reading Columbine by Dave Cullen which is a fascinating account of how wrong all the things I have known forever about the attack really are – Trenchcoat Mafia had nothing to do with it, they didn’t go in with a list of targets they were going for mass casualty, they didn’t do it on April 20 as a nod to Hitler, they were going to attack on April 19 in homage to Oklahoma City but they didn’t get their ammo in time. Seriously.
- Schnauzers. Best dogs, all the cuddling.
- And this here child.