Today is a slow moving day in the home. The Bee and I are in our respective corners of the house puttering about as we prep for the week ahead. Normally I would be freaking; weekends for the foreseeable future will once again belong to my part time gig, something I’m thankful for but also feeling a bit morose about ending free time as I (sort of) control it.
On Instagram I found this blog hop from alphabetsalad and decided instead of whining about the changes in my schedule I would embrace the new and focus on the good things that have been.
1. Time with The Bee
In a few short weeks sophomore year begins and with it the whirlwind of being in high school, school work and all that comes with it. Her constant chatter fills the air and even when I’m trying to read or focus while she is sharing every everything I welcome that she wants to me to know what’s happening with her.
2. Time with friends
Last week I had lunch with one of my friends and it was a lovely time to chat about life, work, ideas. H was always someone to push me out of the self doubt I hang in when things would get tough and it’s been great to be her cheerleader too.
I was also able to reconnect with my former coworker Abbe and it was so nice to reconnect, share ideas, gossip and talk shop.
A friend from college has moved back to the area and it’s been awesome. I was hesitant at first; I was holding on to the embarrassment of not finishing school and thought it best if I stayed in my Rachee world.
I’m glad I can manage to get out of my head for a bit. It’s been fun hanging out, late night chats and good wine. All the wine.
3. Modern healthcare
Take care of your teeth. Take it from me. I had a cap which cracked and I let go and the ensuing oral surgery had left me feeling tired, nauseated and unlike myself.
Thank goodness I have decent coverage. Imagine if I had to go through this oral torture with crappy coverage?
4. Early mornings.
Philly is showing off with beautiful trees, a nature trail and I am digging that almost in my back yard I can start my day with a quiet reflection and beautiful bird song.
Bonus: Decorative houses. Because Philly shows off.
It’s amazing what the body can do when you let it. Im not running my fastest miles, I mean or complete miles but hey, I feel good and healthy and strong and that bump ain’t a bump but a hip bone.
6. Just being
Lately the need to rush from A to B and back again has been there but instead of giving into it I’ve been slowing down and enjoying the quiet that comes with being. A page or ten in my book. Enjoying some music, like really hearing it. Savoring a treat. It’s not bad to do one thing at a time, enjoying this process instead of rushing through. There are times I buzz from place to place but I’ve acknowledged that I can slow down and see what there needs to be seen.
What are you grateful for this week?