-enjoy this moment, this week, and the future as it is. To know: this is the way it was and is supposed to be.
This week was supposed to be VERY different than what it is. I was supposed to be anxiously prepping and planning all the last minute details of a wedding— my wedding. I’m not. Very obviously, I’m not. But in all honesty, I am very happy. I’m not sure why certain things happen the way they do, but I do believe that things happen for a reason. And I do believe that this is the way it was supposed to be. I’m sitting here, cozy on top of my bed, in the middle of a perfect day, searching deep inside my guts and emotions, trying to find and feel a touch of sadness… but I can’t. Where sadness might be, there is me: sleepily relaxed, glazed with sun and sand, looking forward to all the upcoming events of the week. This week may not be anything like the week I was planning five/six months ago, but this week has been amazing so far, and I am certain it is only going to get better.
Today: A baby, a friend, the ocean and sand, delicious food, chocolate desserts, and a record store.
To do this week:
Thursday: A two hour drive north to spend the day in the sun with a wonderful mama friend, her handsome geeky husband, and the (other) cutest baby alive.
Friday: Wishful and hopeful thinking in the morning— looking at a house, in a park. Another short sale… and crossing every finger and toe I have, hoping it all works out for the better. Then: family, family, family. While there may not be a wedding taking place, plane tickets were still bought, and plans were still kept. I can’t wait.
Saturday: Another trip north. Two friends and a drive two hours north to the middle of Florida. Orlando here we come: music, beer, food, food, food…. and more food.
And the rest of the week: more friends, more family, more food, and just enjoying every unplanned moment of this free week and this unpredictable life we all live in.
In general, I have found myself making multiple “to do” lists in the past few weeks. Constant lists of fun (and not so fun) reminders of what I need and want to do. Last friday, I made a ridiculous to do list. I spent much of my night: on my couch, a glass of wine in hand, conversing with a friend, giggling. In the late, wee hours of the night, voice recording lists of fun, big and small events to take place in the future.
My (ridiculous) to do list:
-video game playing (Toejam and Earl. Anyone!?)
-re-watch (for the zillionth time) Return To Oz
-record shopping (check!)
-dream catcher making
-pancakes for breakfast AND for dinner and always
-harry potter world
-farm/food trip south
-cirque de soleil
While I keep myself busy this week, tell me…
what is on your near future to do list?
and what about your ridiculous to do list?
Happy Wednesday, everyone 🙂