So, winter is finally upon us. Sadly. I am a summer girl and I don’t love to see the cold weather and snow arrive.
Yesterday was a busy day, full of all kinds of good and challenging circumstances. I reflected on how capable and strong I am. And I think often of the blessings of age and experience in dealing with life.
I spoke with a friend yesterday whose whole day was thrown off by the freezing rain, chaotic traffic, and the need to scrape the ice off the car before venturing out yesterday, mid-morning, to do personal chores.
On the other hand, I scraped my car at 7:00am, was at work before 8:00 in spite of the weather, managed an enormous variety of activities including some bookkeeping, Christmas party planning, a little legal work, research on a corporate acquisition, hiring a new staff member, sending another home sick, and assisting the friend with the “low flow” day. All of this and I am 24 hours from getting my period!!
It feels good to be strong and capable. True, my house is never as clean as I’d like, I never get quite enough exercise, and I never eat as well as I should. But I can handle almost anything that life can throw at me with a reasonable amount of intelligence and equanimity.
Now I need to work on more balance — specifically, I need to have more fun. I’m going to do a little more Christmas shopping, perhaps have a nap, and find something new and lovely to read. Tomorrow, I’m going to go out for a lovely brunch and a visit to the National Gallery to celebrate a good friend’s birthday.