This week has been mucho stressful. It doesn’t help that it takes me like 3 entire days to recover from a holiday at my age, but life waits for no one, so I powered through and made it all happen. I’m so grateful that it’s all over.
1. For the first time in nearly 3 weeks I feel like I’m not constantly moving at my top speed. I’m so grateful that I can sit and write this post, and don’t have to rush through it to get on with the next task in line. I feel relieved. I knew July was going to be crazy, and I have prepared myself for it, but the exhaustion has been unavoidable. Even though I have to work all weekend, I’m happy that the frenzy of the week is over, and I should be able to move at my own pace at least for a couple of days.
2. The sun came back out yesterday after a weeklong hiatus. I never mind the gray weather, and everyone knows we can use the rain, but I do function better in the sunshine. I love when classic 73 and sunny San Diego shows up. There’s nothing better. I took full advantage of the situation by having my afternoon meeting at an oceanfront restaurant followed by a trip to the beach for Olive.
3. There’s a house in my neighborhood that has a mailbox along their curb filled with dog treats that says “Free dog treats” on the front. If Olive is well behaved on our walk, we always stop by for a treat. Recently, they put up a new addition. What looks like an oversized birdhouse with the sign “Free little library. Take one leave one”, that is filled with used books. When I saw it I nearly cried. I love my neighborhood so much. With all the terrible things we read about in the news everyday, it’s Great to know that there are still kind and generous people who care about their community and are interested in sharing with their neighbors. The next day I was sure to walk with a book to add to the collection.
4. Last weekend, our holiday get together was pretty ideal. As a worst-case-scenario type of person, I had all kind of irrational thoughts about things that could go wrong, but everything ended up being picture perfect. The salsa contest was well-received, Olive managed to charm the kids instead of scare the crap out of them (for the most part), hotdogs and s’mores were delicious, and we got to watch the Grateful Dead show in Chicago on pay-per-view. I think the universe knew that I had reached my maximum stress level and rewarded me with a delightful afternoon with my friends, followed by a day of naps. I’m really grateful for the effortless down time.
Cheers to the weekend! Hope you all have a Great one.