It’s been a bit since we’ve met for coffee and I’m excited to join you today. How have you been? What’s new?
I took today off originally to de-Brodify the house, but we’ve been working on it here and there and it’s not as bad as I thought. Besides, he’s coming back in a few weeks so is it really worth it?
Since I’d gotten the day off approved and I have some to use or lose, I decided to take it anyway, mentally check out, and work on some crafty projects because it’s been a long time since I’ve made something and I miss it.
There’s been a whole lot of crap going on in my life from people not being kind, losing family friends after a long battle of not being well, work stuff, and little news on the baby front, and I won’t get started with the Charleston matter. I try to keep it all in perspective though – I don’t know what unkind people are facing themselves and I too can be unkind sometimes; our friend’s long battle is over; work stuff is work stuff and will shake out how it will; our baby will come when it’s time or it won’t and I will try to have positive impact on the world around me regardless of our status as parents; maybe (hopefully?) the recent shooting in Charleston will spark some meaningful conversation for change. (Not holding my breath, but it could happen.)
Besides just knowing I had a day off and having the day off has been good for my heart already. I’ve chatted with a friend, heard some surprise good news from another and Frank left me coffee so I wouldn’t have to make it or go get some. Tomorrow I’m going to Oneonta to participate in a fundraiser for a community I spent a lot of time with while growing up. It feels good to give back. (I can only hope my sales are good so I can give a good donation!)
Today is part of my weekend, but I’m looking forward to the rest too. And next week? I don’t know if I’m looking forward to it, but it is a new week with new opportunities.
What are you looking forward to this weekend or next week?