Still counting my blessings… and thinking over the past week and all the good things that happened. I truly am blessed with some great people in my life and I am truly thankful for that.
Early in the week my son, Michael emailed me pictures of his new furniture arranged in his new apartment. If the plan works out, he’ll call me and I’ll drive there to see it in person this weekend. And deliver his clean laundry to him 😉 Always fun to hang out with Mike.
Also this week, Matt called to catch up. We talked about anything and everything, just as we always do. The hour we talked flew by way to quickly. We have this incredible knack for knowing what the other is going to say and he’s forever opening my eyes and mind to new ideas and teaching me things. He’s planning to be back in this area in November for his sister’s wedding and we plan to get together and do something fun.
We’ll be traveling to NY the end of September for Juju’s SIL’s wedding. Most of the Juju clan is in the wedding party and it should prove to be a fun and happy time. Nana and PD will be on duty for managing children as needed (oh, listen to me making this sound like a chore, for heaven’s sake.) I can’t wait to see them.
I received another wedding invitation in the mail from yet another good friend who’s getting hitched in mid-October and I’m looking forward to that. I wonder if I can just buy one dress and make it work for both occasions? Two different states… that should work.
And though it is bittersweet, a good friend and co-worker Angela as of today, will no longer be a co-worker of mine. She and I have only been friends less than a year but she’s been such a joy to share my work days with. I joke with her that she’s just a younger version of me and she will tell you, yes, but with an old soul. Today we had lunch together as we usually do and laughed and cried and of celebrated the friendship we’ve built. But I’m grateful for the time we’ve shared and looking forward to watching her become a filthy rich successful artist in a few years. So, while I will miss her at work, we will keep in touch and I’m very happy that she’s following her dream. In her words, “The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths.”
Incidentally, the last time I cried when a co-worker moved on was several years ago when my/our dear friend and commenter, Natalie, left the company to raise her family. We “hooked up” again after having lost touch and I’m thankful she’s back in my life.
It’s becoming apparent that I’m so darn blessed that I’m falling asleep before I complete the list of my blessings.
To be continued at a later date…