It is so lovely to sit here on my couch, drink coffee and rest my brain. I actually slept in for once until 5:30am. It has been a long week, especially yesterday a long day. I was the only one in the office and I had deadlines to get the newsletter published. I have my own deadlines of evaluations and a couple of policies I’m writing.
Usually the office manager does the publications as well as being an assistant for me, keeping interruptions to a minimum. I didn’t have anyone to edit and the person I sent it to, was having trouble with email as I was too and she didn’t get it until later. After I published, I found 2 mistakes and I was HOT. I don’t like making mistakes, and they were simple enough I don’t know how I could have missed them.
I was trying to get the newsletter published before the tour bus came for rehearsal at 2pm. The platform was running slow. Heck my whole computer was acting like it was on vacation. I literally chewed through a whole pack of gum yesterday, to alleviate stress.
The concert was scheduled for 7:30pm and I close the office at 4pm. However, dummy me, I had scheduled a heating system maintanence for the new year contract we renewed and the guy was taking forever. 4pm came and gone. I think he finally finished around 4:45pm. He was talking maintenance “stuff” to me and I could feel myself zoning out. He was a small, young man…no, I had forgotten I was wearing heels, putting me well over 6 feet tall, so he just appeared small. He had to have been in his late twenties, with piercing blue eyes and I think I made him nervous. At one point I recall wondering what his reaction would be if I told him to “shut up.” I never would do such a thing, but a quirky smile came across my face and I think he noticed because he squirmed a little. That snapped me back into reality and back to my business face.
I could not wait to get home. The drive felt unusually long. My husband took me for a burger and after two bites something was “off.” I couldn’t quite pin point it, it smelled funny too. I didn’t eat it. They gave me money back. They also offered to make a new one but nope, lost my appetite.
So as I write this, this morning’s coffee tastes heavenly, sipping it like a toddler with a sippy cup. The house is quiet with everyone still sleeping. My brain is resting. I need to be productive today, or at least creative. I hope the sun warms my soul and it doesn’t rain.
Below is a picture of me taken a month or so ago, marking the area where my frog pond is going to go. My weeping pine baby is to the right of me. Isn’t he beautiful?