The Bad, the Good


Bad: It is Monday.
Good: It is a holiday, and GRETA IS HERE!
Bad: My car got towed on Friday night.
Good: I didn’t really feel upset about it.
Bad: Probably because it’s already been STOLEN three times.
Good: We got it back.
Bad: It cost a lot of money.
Good: I had enough money in my account to pay for it.
Bad: I now have $1.86 – in change – to last me until my next paycheck.
Good: Friends have spotted me for everything from a spring-form pan to a DiGiorno pizza.
Bad: These are the things I spend my money on.
Good: The spring-form pan helped me make a chocolate marble cheesecake.
Bad: It didn’t really look marbleized.
Good: Holy Christmas, it tasted good.
Bad: I’ve consumed a lot of calories this weekend.
Good: I’ve burned them off.
Bad: I have run so much, I can’t really bend my knees today.
Good: Runner’s booty, here I come.
Bad: All the same, I had some moments of physical insecurity.
Good: A favorite boy said some very nice things, unprompted.
Bad: I cried at the Bluebird on Saturday night.
Good: Because Josh and Meg were so good.
Bad: I’ve been feeling discouraged about the whole music thing.
Good: Greta and I got pulled into a spontaneous pickin’ party down in Leiper’s Fork, and each played 3 of our songs, and the people walking past were smiling, and my heart felt happy, and the old cowboy loved us, and I was reminded that no matter how much I threaten… I could never quit doing music.
Bad: I’m still in bed.
Good: I’m still in bed.
Bad: I have to get up now.
Good: Because Greta and I are going on a long walk.
Bad: My world is better when Greta is around – and she does not live here.
Good: My world is better when Greta is around – and she is still here today.



  1. Laura on February 16, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    You make me smile. Way to be positive!

  2. Deborah Barnett on February 16, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    be sure to bring tupperware tonight. I will spot you some soup. Bring one big enough for you and Greta. :o)

  3. rachel rianne on February 16, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    runner’s booty? jealous.

  4. Cara on February 16, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    i now understand why you love Greta so much. she’s fabulous. so are you. fabulous ladies all around!

  5. Meagan on February 16, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    in the spirit of friday the 13th, my car was towed as well. i wasn’t as fortunate as you to have money in my account… towed bloggers unite.

  6. Steve on February 16, 2009 at 11:55 PM

    yeah I definently have 1.78 in my wallet right now and I have another week to wait as well haha.

  7. Sarah on February 17, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    I am predicting that I will be down to $2 or so in change, by the end of the next few months.

    It’s a sad, sad world out there… I’m so glad I get to stop by and read your blog for just a moment of upbeatness :).

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