Thursday, November 10, 2011


I’ve been getting off track a bit in the last spate of posts. This is supposed to be ABCs of GRATITUDE after all. What was I thankful for about “Plan” – could you tell? I’m not sure what my point was. I guess I’m grateful that I’m able to choose to plan or not. Heh.

Anyway, it’s easy to be thankful for “quiet.” I do listen to audio books in the car, but otherwise, left to my own devices, my world is really quiet. When Dr. M isn’t home I don’t turn on the TV or music (unless it’s baseball season). At work my office is remarkably quiet – people comment on it as if it’s a bad thing. But I have all these words in my head (Not voices! Really. Really!) and as Dr. M can tell you I’m easily distracted. It’s so nice to just be able to focus on my work or writing or what I’m reading. Especially at work, because that leaves me a little more able to interact with Dr. M when I get home.

So, today I’m thankful for my quiet office and the opportunity to work without distraction.

P.S. The best part about doing this series is picking out a different font for each letter. I love doing that! But after you’ve looked at the letter “Q” in the 20th different font… it just sort of looks obscene, you know?


  1. I am thankful for the quiet, too. But it is shattered by the hilarious laughter provoked by your obscene "Q".

  2. I mostly work in silence. When I'm focused I tune everything else out anyway.

  3. Oh how I wish for quiet. Four year olds and two year olds are never quiet.

  4. Quiet is one of my favorite things........


  5. I have to work today and the store will be busy because so many folks are off.

  6. I can only comment on your Q word after I'm off work for the night. To comment before is to invite disaster to any nurse who lets this word slip. Use of the thesaurus for synonyms is also strictly forbidden.

    That said, I hope you have a Q day.

  7. LOL at that last paragraph.

    I love quiet. Love it. I have a problem with too much noise, like repetitive noise. I love rain and train whistles and kids laughing in the distance. Those are good.

  8. It is rarely quiet in our house. I have the iPod on almost all the time. I've got a playlist for housecleaning, one for reading, one for meals or guests. Well, you get the idea.

    To my credit, I do have the Bose turned down to a soft soothing level. Except of course when I'm cleaning. Then it's loud enough to keep me moving and so I can hear it all over the house.


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