If you’re one of my new visitors (Hi), I’m sharing five current “things” with you: Recent challenges, triumphs, funnies, OMG, and a question.)
Oh, Friday! You’re here! I MISSED YOU SO MUCH. Oh, you came with the day off on Monday? You’re the best.
So the end of this week has picked up emotionally and mentally. There have been some very challenging moments since I checked in last. There has been bad news for several of my friends. Cancer and other diagnoses, miscarriages, layoffs and other professional blows, divorces, fires, and more. I hold space in my heart for them.
Then the beginning of this week brought some really hard days, mentally, for me. The kind that leave you sobbing big hot ugly alligator tears for no discernible reason other than you kinda sorta hate everything about the universe and yourself but the thoughts just don’t stop coming at you. Sunday night and Monday were my two most recent personal challenges for sure.
But I would be remiss in mentioning that without noting recent triumphs. There were certainly victories for me in the last few weeks. Finally getting someone to understand something, a decent trip to NYC and fun shoe shopping with a coworker at Duane Reade. A great party for N and fun at Halloween. A lovely chat with an old friend and the perspective and grace that came with it reminding me to choose happiness and forgiveness – and being able to do it.
There were a lot of laughs too. E’s offer to take me to the doctor in the morning if my ears still hurt – but warning me I might need a shot; laughing with Nik about a smart ass answer from one of the kids even if they didn’t know how funny it was; the weirdness of Amarillo. Then there was the cabby who drove me from the train station to the office and how he was being rude about farts on a previous fare he didn’t like. It’s hard to shock me so I shrugged and said, “Well, I hope you excused yourself.”
But I don’t know if there was anything too OMG related lately. I continue to be shocked by the behavior of the Cheeto in Chief and others but let’s not dwell on the super negative. The election bought some OMG in the most wonderful way when voter turnout really made a difference. Maybe there’s something to his Make America Great Again…but not in the way he hoped. There was OMG wonderful food from the deli near the hotel in NYC and the cupcakes for N’s bday.
What was the most recent OMG food you had? It might have been because I was so hungry, but the philly cheese steak on french fries from the NYC deli was truly amazing.