It’s a random August Friday – humid but with a cooler Fall breeze wafting in. Summer lingers but Autumn is coming, we can feel it.
Here are 5 randoms from my crazy world ~
1 ) Recently hit a milestone – I celebrated 2 years Rat-Free. 2 years! In that time I’ve had 4 different bosses to report to — but, thankfully, none have been rats. Some have been more challenging than others but none have belittled me, stolen my work/ideas or endeavored to make me feel less than. To the contrary. It’s lovely living in a rat-free lane. And once you’ve lived/worked/endured rat behavior – 2 years can pass and your tail still twitches at the thought of the experience.
2 ) Back to school for the littlest ones soon – I am so happy to be past the helping-with-homework stage! Essays, speeches, science, geography and social studies – sure, no problem. Math- ugh, no and where’s Dad??
3) Vacation a few weeks ago was just wonderful. I had the first 3 days largely to myself ~ yes I had big plans to head to the big lake then I remembered a certain festival going on so I skipped the crowd. Instead I went to the backyard ’70s style — a big sheet spread out with my beach chair centered on it, a jug of Iced tea, books, snacks and sunshine. I read and read and relaxed and read some more. Hours in the sunshine, taking breaks to refill my water/tea and then later, after a shower, back out to the patio to read some more. 3 books, 22 magazines, and peace to my soul. When friends ask my take on a given movie, in my head this is what I see:
4 ) Sometimes it seems we’re surrounded by anger and division, chaos and hate. I find myself, more and more, turning off the news and flipping back to simpler times:
5 ) And on a totally random note – this made me laugh out loud! TGIF, peeps!
Care to share your randoms with me?