It's a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend here in San Francisco. I feel grateful to be alive, and sad for all of the things that Mike will not experience now. I do not understand why someone would choose to leave. I can think of 100 reasons off of the top of my head why this weekend alone is worth living. The glory of life is infinite.
1. A big hug from Dolly. 2. Biting into a peach and tasting summer. 3. A text message from a friend that makes you laugh out loud. 4. Dancing. 5. The first sip of coffee in the morning. 6. Sleeping in. 7. Jumping into a big pile of pillows. 8. Dark chocolate. 9. Reading The New Yorker cover to cover. 10. Getting scared by a raccoon. 11. A kitten asleep on my chest. 12. Watching Dolly dance. 13. Chopping vegetables. 14. Wearing a new dress. 15. Ikea shopping spree. 16. Talking to Mom and Dad about their move out here. 17. Grand opening of Joe's ice cream. 18. Watching a cheesy romantic comedy with 9-year-old girls. 19. Carnaval parade in the Mission. 20. Being kissed by the sun. 21. Organizing the house. 22. Reading to Dolly. 23. Painting my toes. 24. Strawberries. 25. Costumes. 26. Meditation. 27. Reading in bed. 28. Backyard barbecue. 29. Family. 30. Friends. 31. Riding my bike. 32. Golden Gate Park. 33. Singing in the car. 34. Catching up on podcasts. 35. Decorating Dolly's room. 36. Finding a shortcut around the traffic. 37. Farmer's market. 38. Going to the beach. 39. Staring out into the ocean. 40. The view of San Francisco from Twin Peaks. 41. Sand between your toes. 42. Love. 43. Fro-yo. 44. Planning my diet. 45. New iPhone apps. 46. A good hair day. 47. Donating to charity. 48. Garage sales. 49. The breeze blowing through my apartment. 50. Tickle fights. 51. Dolly laughing. 52. Stretching. 53. Strappy heels. 54. Facebook status updates. 55. Looking for new apartments on craigslist. 56. Self-improvement plans. 57. News that Dru will visit soon. 58. Our Lady of Safeway. 59. Empathy. 60. Connection. 61. Homemade tacos with fresh avocados. 62. Chai tea with agave. 63. Being comfortable in my skin. 64. Loving my job. 65. Not having to work this weekend. 66. Watering the plants. 67. Pizza Margherita from Gaspare's. 68. Photographs. 69. Making videos. 70. Inside jokes. 71. Downloading new music. 72. Dancing in the kitchen while doing the dishes. 73. Sore muscles. 74. Blue skies. 75. The smell of lavender. 76. Listening to the conversations on the streets. 77. Dolly's art projects. 78. The gossip of 9-year-olds. 79. The kindness of strangers. 80. Reconnecting with a friend as if months had not gone by since we last spoke. 81. Garlic breath. 82. Shaving my legs in the sink. 83. My kitten attacking my ankles. 84. Russian Red lipstick. 85. Caffeinated cleaning spree. 86. Getting caught up on bills. 87. Dolly's new disco lamp. 88. Walking barefoot through grass. 89. Running through the sprinkler. 90. Getting a silly song stuck in my head. 91. Strawberry-banana-coconut smoothie. 92. Salsa music. 93. Fuzzy leopard blanket. 94. Music coming through the neighbors' windows. 95. The cafe on the corner. 96. Being productive. 97. Murals on the sides of buildings. 98. Exceeding my expectations. 99. Being in awe of the endless wonder of life. 100. Being alive to blog about it.