If we were having coffee, I’d start by saying how thankful I am that it’s the weekend. This week was front-loaded with expected chaos (not of my choosing). Some materialized, some was thwarted, some canceled. Thank goodness weekends exist. I’m enjoying a black iced tea, as per usual. It’s my comfort drink. Let’s chat.
Sunday: An unexpected message arrives in my inbox in response to last week’s post. The smile it engendered helped me gear up for and get through the week I knew this would be. (Thanks, Bill.)
Monday: I’m a hamster on a wheel. I’m Toto hanging on as Dorothy ends up in a tornado and my close proximity means I go along for the ride, willing or not. The best thing that happened that day: it ended.
Tuesday: See Monday. So similar in fact that I hit a wall by lunch, when this photo was taken.
Wednesday: Anticipated relief was thwarted with a tornado I hadn’t expected to be near enough to get swept up in. Later in the day, things started to relax as the chaos subsided. The tornado still churned, but I was able to keep some distance.
Thursday: I hid as much as I could from the twister, hoping to escape its speed and debris. Success! That evening, it was time to refill the well. My introvert self needed a long drive and ice cream, plus breathing in fresh air and enjoying the sights of twilight and the night.
Friday: The sun returned. I made it. The clock happily ticked away until the respite of the weekend. Time to be still, to read, to write, to enjoy nature (this is Italian Heather, which I had never seen before).
This week’s fun: Trying a new pizza place and enjoying lunch with one of my co-workers. As always, my #365Project on Instagram.
This week’s challenge: My ongoing one — thriving in (not just surviving) chaos.
After four weeks of ups and downs (only the last of which was expected), the horizon is steadying and normalcy reigns. Speaking of rain, it’s pouring, as if the universe itself insists I stay inside, cuddle up, read a book, and just be. Pass the tea.
Until next week… Peace.
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