Not Sick Anymore

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.  🙂 )

Author: ~R

I write about life, people, and the things that interest in me. Which often includes death, sex, friendship, and the future of humanity. I hope for the best in people and I prepare for the worst. But no matter what happens, change is constant and everything will be ok.

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