A weekly gratitude journal.
Hello and welcome to a long overdue installment of The Great List. Last weekend I was at our family cabin in Minnesota with no internet service helping my parents get the place ready for the summer. The Friday before that I was traveling to my cousin’s wedding in Lexington, Kentucky, so unfortunately my Great List has been delayed for several weeks. Let’s jump right in.
1. First and foremost I am SO GRATEFUL TO FINALLY BE HOME! These last two weeks of travel have been killer. The reason for travel was really fun, but the actual travel part was a nightmare. I’m very grateful to be privileged enough to be able to travel like this, and I am also grateful that I got to spend time with so many family members that I don’t see often enough, but I’m most grateful that it’s over and I can finally sleep in my own bed. Is that terrible? I’m definitely looking forward to a few weeks of regular life ahead of me.
2. I got some kid mail this week. Leila drew a special Minnie Mouse picture just for me, along with a few other gems that are all proudly displayed in my kitchen. I also received a few texts from my sister in law of videos of my niece saying “Hi Betsy! Miss you! Love you!” she’s two and just learning sentences, so as you can imagine, it was very cute. There is nothing I love more than hearing from the kids in my life. I miss them all terribly.
3. I went to a really cool event in San Francisco this week for work. I have to cross the bridge to the city fairly frequently, and it’s not my favorite. First of all, I am not a city girl. Traffic and noise and crowds annoy the crap out of me, and I never know where I’m going. Plus, the commute has been a disaster for me because the events I attend are always during rush hour. This week I decided to take the BART (train) instead of driving, and it was awesome. I’ve taken BART several times before, but this was the first time I felt confident in where I was going. It was pretty crowded on the way home, but saved me over an hour of drive time so that was Great. The event was in a cool old building in the heart of SOMA which gave me a glimpse into the history and character of the city. It was nice to see a different side of the city that wasn’t uber corporate or sterile. Perhaps my views on the city are starting to soften a little.
This week was really tough playing catch up from being away so long. Looking forward to a weekend of peace to reenergize.