I lost last week to being sick, which is unusual for me. I did the bad thing and went to work anyway, because alas, the last of my vacation time is for this week and the kids’ break. I have been living on Ricola and tea and soup and I even bought myself some cough medicine. First time in years I have succumbed to buying cough and cold medicine for adults. But good god, I forgot how nasty it was. Ugh.
This weekend was another great weekend. I slept in, worked on some art, saw some good friends old and new, and mostly finished my Christmas shopping. I still need to get some cheese. Yes, if I don’t know what to get a person it will probably be Scotch or cheese, depending on my budget. And there’s a cheese shop just down the road from me, how convenient! Although I realized on Saturday morning, as I was puttering around finishing shopping that a) I love to wander by myself and not have the kids when I’m doing shopping and b) I have turned into the kind of yuppie that is thrilled – thrilled! to shop storage solutions. Oh dear. But seriously, it is nice to have a place to hang my keys.
I feel very grateful for my life. I never imagined that being divorced in my late 30’s would be one of the best things to happen to me. It’s the honesty of the situation that I like. I’m not lying to myself or lying to other people about my feelings. I have an apartment that takes half the time to clean and doesn’t weigh me down with endless responsibilities. I have well-adjusted kids AND I have alone time. I have a job that I really, really like and awesome colleagues that I adore. And I have great friends who have seen me in all my frailty and stood by me. I am loved and have a place in the world, with all my ordinariness. I am really excited to see what 2014 brings, and what I’m going to bring to 2014. (It will probably involve improving my mind through extensive reading. 🙂 )