February 12th, 2018

What a weekend! Stress, fun, food, tears, and laughter all crammed into two days. Let’s start with Friday. My husband and I were still arguing and we finally talked and he understood where I was coming from and we reached an understanding and compromise that we can both live with. Then came the overage texts and after looking it was my youngest daughter. Nipped that one in the butt right there. Then my husband and I had a dinner at a local Irish pub (it wasn’t authentic but close enough from what I grew up eating) and we did something that we hadn’t done in a long time…talk.

Saturday,  breakfast with the family, shoe shopping with my oldest daughter to get her ready for her semi-formal and from there I went grocery shopping. My husband makes chicken biscuits and fries for dinner (all frozen of course…bless his bones).

Sunday, I woke at 4 am and started my Southern-Irish grandmother’s recipe for lamb stew and then breakfast with the hubby. We wanted to try somewhere new and landed in a downtown of a busy town. I had my usual staple but HE HAD to try the breakfast challenge. Even though he didn’t finish I’m proud of him for trying (it was a bucket list item that he got to check off). I can’t remember when I had so much fun with him. Laundry and dinner rounded out the night.

NOW, in between all of the errands and fun I had to call in a complaint to Verizon about a local satellite store authorizing and placing an order for a phone that I didn’t ask for. An hour later a solution was decided…not mine but one that I could agree too. My anxiety was through the roof simply because I had felt violated. Someone else made this decision for me and accessed private information. I wanted his head on a stick and his arms and legs mounted at the four corners of the town to serve as a warning to other cellular dealers not to do what he had done. I know that’s dramatic but that’s where I go with my anxiety and sense of justice.

I also wrote a short story which I will edit and post later. I also will start a couple of small watercolor projects. BUT what’s awesome I started another book on my list. I took a couple of days off from reading but already on chapter 5 of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I’m thinking I bit off more than I can chew…it is a LONG book but here goes nothing. I will update my reading journal tonight.

So yes, busy, fun, stressful, weekend but I didn’t lose sight of my writing, reading, and some art goals. Please, if you have goals try something small towards achieving the bigger picture.

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