Heading into a holiday weekend, gratefully. I filled up this past weekend with too much activity and ended up with a migraine and a sleepless Saturday night. I was a bit afraid of inactivity, but I must remember that, as an introvert, I need a lot of alone time.
I’m also a person obsessed with politics and world news. Granted, lately I have had to switch off the constant news because I find the state of affairs in the US so disheartening. But I have been so busy of late I haven’t had time to really wallow even slightly in it. I hope to have lots of down time next weekend.
I’ve given a lot of thought to what I really want to “get done” before I die. There are a few things, but they’re not really “bucket list” type things. I want to spend more time with my grandkids. I want to experience summer mornings in the mountains. I want to take a long train trip in a sleeper car (something I was planning with my sister). I want to retire!!!!
But for now, I am glad I am working. I am glad to have the co-workers I have. I am grateful for the friendship with my office next-door-neighbor. She’s a 37 year old (born the same month as my daughters) African American woman who I have come to like very much and admire. We have such fun!
Dinner tonight with one of my friends who lost a brother the same week as I lost my sister. I’m sure there will be a few tears shed. She is such a sensible young woman and very grounded. It will be good to see her. We worked together at the hospital for 21 years.
Boring. Life. Sober. Grateful. Grateful. Grateful.