Day 14: Hot Showers
This morning, Monday, as I stepped into the shower, it occurred to me that I was about to experience something to be thankful for, especially on cold autumn mornings. You turn a knob and clean water, heated to just the right temperature, comes pouring out of an overhead stream, soothing sore muscles, easing stress and washing away the grime of life. Steam fills the room, and ahhhhhh. Hot water and steam are therapeutic in almost any form, and hot showers are definitely one form I am quite thankful for.
Day 15: Meatballs
Tonight I made meatballs with brown gravy and rice for dinner, one of the dishes that falls into the category of “comfort food” for me. Mom used to make this when I was growing up, and while I have added my own personal touch (brown rice instead of white), it still reminds me of a time when life was simpler and my most pressing decision was what to wear to school.
I am thankful tonight for the simple things, and that something like a bowl of gravy-drenched meatballs and rice can help me return to some sense of “normal” in this crazy, post-fire adventure I have found myself on.