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Cindy Maddera

I've always been a routine type person. I need it. I don't care that it makes me predictable; I like that about me. So far, I have very little routine at work. I still walk everyday, but everything else is a mystery. Since I have no routine at work, my home routine has become even more important. I get up in the mornings, shower and dress. Then I do my yoga practice. After yoga I fix my lunch and make my self some breakfast. I eat while watching the Graham Norton Show and checking email. At the end of the day, I come home and make dinner. After dinner I do a chore. I made up a weekly chore list of things like clean the bathroom on Mondays and vacuuming on Tuesdays. I brush the dog before he comes inside for the evening. Then I wash my face, brush my teeth and floss and go to bed. I am thankful for this routine. It seems like, since we've moved here, we've been on vacation. There's so much new. So much to see and experience, that Chris and I spend our weekends running around the city seeing all the stuff and eating all the food. I know we do what some people would call normal like go to the grocery store and the laundry mat, but we do those things when we're on vacation too. Having a routine helps to solidify that we live here now. This is real. We are really here.

I think my word for this year is "new". New home. New life, new routines, and new job. New job not just for me but for my very deserving brother. I am so thankful the new job fairy sprinkled some of her dust his way. What ever the rest of this year brings I hope it continues to be one full of new and good. I am thankful that all are healthy and well. I am thankful for the many blessing I have in this present moment.

Happy Thankful Friday and have a wonderful weekend.