Well hello my friends! How are you? Anything new? My week has been filled full, mostly with work and work stress, that doesn't sound all that fun does it? So as I sat at my computer today, wondering why my photos are not automatically loading from my phone to my computer I realized that actually much more good went on then I thought. I have been consumed with one particular nasty situation at work which is pushing me to make decisions I hope I would never have to make. It seem that it has been one my mind so much I did not even realize there was so much to be thankful for that happened last week.
There was Little Buddy using the pool for the first time this year. He was in last weekend just before it got chilly again. I wasn't going in, no way is this old body of mine getting into an 80 degree pool. Still Little B had a grand time in that chilly water.
There are flowers flowering, buds budding and really incredible weather to enjoy. There is also a ton of pollen, so much so I am wiping down everything almost daily, still I need to enjoy this humidity free weather while it lasts, summer is on the way.
There were sweet dogs sleeping near me as I watched a bit of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel in the middle of the day Wednesday. I had a work issue to sort out and had to stay home for the morning. Before I headed out to work with some children I watched part of the show with these boys looking so peaceful and cozy. It is the best show ever, I'm not kidding. If you haven't watched it do it now! I mean right this second! It can be found on Amazon Prime.
There was a visit by these two deer who walked right up to my lanai screen. I took the blurry photo from inside the house, the deer in front was just getting nubs for antlers. And to be really thankful they did not eat my recently planted flowers.
There was a first and second grade concert for Little Buddy. Doesn't he look handsome? He was very nervous before it, even crying a bit before we left home. But he did it, he got on stage with all the other classes and did most of the hand motions. Not a whole lot of singing but still he was up there. He is obsessed with elevators and frequently pushes pretend buttons pretending the doors are closing. He got a bit bored between songs and you guessed it he started playing pretend elevator with his walker right up on stage. I swear I laughed out loud. It was the first laugh I had all week and it was priceless. When we went to pick him up I leaned down and told him how proud of him I was. He leaned in for a hug and patted me on the back while telling me he was homesick when he had to go to the big school and sing in the Spring Concert. We were in the lobby of the high school where the performance was, it was just so endearing to me. He is a sweet boy and works hard to face the challenges that are so difficult for him.
There have been talks with two very special friends and my wonderful sister about my work situation. They are loving and do not judge, they listen and have my back no matter the decisions I have had to make and will have to make in the future.
There was a chance to take it easy Friday morning and just relax. Spring Break has started here and it was a joy to be with my little one, just waking up on our own with a snuggle from the furry boys. Little B and I went to a store and then out to lunch. During our meal we practiced sign language, and chatted about this and that. It was wonderful. I have been learning sign language on my own the past few months to work with some of my patients and am now taking a three week course for health professionals on Wednesday nights.
I was able to meet a good friend for dinner Friday evening and another for breakfast today. Both are going through tough times in their lives so it was good to connect and let them know I am here for them.
It is good to be reminded of the good that happens everyday even when you are overwhelmed by the stresses of life. Those special moments are there if you look for them. And sometimes it seems like they are really hiding, but they are there if you search long enough.
I am expecting a bit more work drama this week, so I won't be here much to visit. This is really taking a bit of a toll on me. Just remember that I think of you all and wish you the best week. You are a big part of the goodness in my life and I appreciate you all so much.