Nope, not that day.
It’s Random Five Friday which … when you think about it .. is perfect for a Friday. Why? Because maybe it’s the best we can do at the end of a long, long week. 🙂 Here we go!
1. The weather. Still crappy. The end.
2. Hubbs flew out Tuesday and promptly got stranded in, you guessed it, Atlanta. The guy who is afraid of heights and
loves hates to fly. He made it to his destination, eventually, but around hour 14 of his travel day, it obvious the anxiety was mounting. For more on my kind-hearted but control loving Virgo, read Virgo and the Circus.
3. Every workday morning, I turn on a small radio that I keep in the bathroom and listen for traffic and weather updates as I get ready. I had grown fond of the two goofy guys hosting the morning show: their teasing, bantering, and wise-cracks. They were funny, not mean, and they were easy to listen to, and laugh along with. They got the axe about 2 weeks ago and I still listen, hoping they’re coming back, but last night I found out that’s not the case. My other choices? Shock jocks, all sports, political rants, or easy-listening bland-as-toast fodder. I don’t know why this bothers me as much as it does. It’s like the end of an era, and I’m none too happy about it.
4. Yesterday I had a tough work situation to wrap my head around. It wasn’t anything that can’t be resolved, but it was a perfect storm — everything that could have gone wrong .. had .. and it was right around then that the entire matzoh ball landed in my lap for resolution. I read through the email trail, collected my thoughts, picked up the phone, and apologized. Not because I had done something wrong, but because it needed to be said. The customer and I had a good conversation, and I listened more than I talked. This is not something that always comes easily to me, but I’m glad I followed my instincts to do just as I did. Waking up this morning, I don’t know what the fix is, but I know I’ll be part of the solution. And that, well, that makes me smile!
5. God-willing and the weather cooperates, Hubbs comes home tomorrow. I’ve missed him, and he’s missed me. And after nearly 23 years together, I still giggle like a school-girl just thinking about that. Tonight, I’ll cook up some of his favorites and he’ll come home to a clean house, a full fridge, and a wife who’s happy to see him. Looking back, loving him has been the best risk I ever took.
What’s on your Random 5 list today, peeps?