Week of October 21, 2012:
Sunday: Bike ride to work and for groceries
I am declaring this week a fresh start.
Wow, I feel better just typing that! This weekend I had a very good combination of work, rest, and play. I had time for bike-riding, for grocery-shopping, and for a little Big Love. This afternoon I had friends over for afternoon tea (or coffee!) and good snacks, then a few of us went out for an early Thai dinner. I caught up on my finances and purchased my plane tickets for December. I worked in the lab a bit, and I just finished prepping for my meeting tomorrow, so I’m feeling more or less ready to start the new week on the right foot.
My desk right now is almost as full as what you see above, and I’ve got a load of laundry going in the machine right now. When you’re confronted with multiple challenges at one time, it can feel like the return to normalcy is a mountain that you’re trying to claw your way up. That’s what last week felt like to me. The relief I’m feeling tonight is palpable, like my grief and desperation are giving way to some peace.
In the interest of keeping up the momentum, here are my modest goals for the week:
1) Two 30-minute runs. I haven’t run in almost two weeks because of illness and lack of time. This week, it’s back running. If I’m feeling good, I’ll sneak in a third run.
2) Buy a new coffee pot or maker. My coffee pot died today. I’m tempted to buy a French press! Any thoughts on this very important issue?
3) Hem the lining on that red skirt you see in the photo up there! The skirt is a donation from my sister, and I love it. The problem, she pointed out to me, is that the lining now hangs down below the hem of the skirt (possibly from some shrinkage in the dryer? I’m not sure). But I’m thinking maybe I’ll try hemming the lining tonight while watching Big Love on DVD.
4) Write a letter to my niece Lydia. She asked me to write to her as soon as I got back to Texas, and well, that didn’t happen, just like a lot of things didn’t happen. But both her parents told me how much she loves getting real mail, and I am very happy to oblige. I try to keep up with my role as the fun auntie.
I hope your week is off to a great start, dear reader! Happy Sunday to you.