Good morning! I’ve had a great couple of days. I’ve been staying busy and being happy. Most of the summer was difficult for me, but on Saturday I visited the shop to drop off some photos that my daughter took for them. They turned out amazing just like I knew they would. While I was there, I talked to Kris and Jen, just about stuff that is going on, current projects, and life in general, no biggie. By the time I got home, it was like a switch had been flipped in my brain and I was happy and motivated again. It’s a weird feeling when you’ve been struggling to get to that point for so long and then it’s, suddenly, just there. Not complaining! So, first, I want to thank Kris and Jen for flipping my switch. You girls rock! ReChic Unique, it’s so much more than just a store! It’s weird because that’s not something that I would normally do on a Saturday, but I just felt a pull. It pays to listen to your instincts.
So, what have I been doing with my better mood? Well, on Sunday I was the reader at church. Truthfully, I sounded just a little too perky making the announcement to turn off your cell phones, please. Then I got recruited to be a Eucharistic minister. Mind you, it’s not difficult, it’s just that I’m not registered as one with the diocese. The evening before we had a birthday party after the evening mass for the bishop so very few people showed up for the Sunday masses. There were only two EMs there and we need three. The one kept signaling for me to come up and do it and I kept shaking my head and looking around for someone else. Finally, I sighed and gave in. Giving out communion was the easy part, but I didn’t know what to do afterward until one of the altar servers told me it was ok to go back to my seat. After mass, the EM who called me up asked if I was a Eucharistic minister. I replied that no, I was not, and he said, “Well, you are now.” and we all laughed about it. It felt good, even though, I was very nervous, so now I’ll talk to Father about it when he gets back from Israel.
On Monday, I got a new walking partner and read a book. My neighbor has started walking with me in the mornings. It’s nice to talk to her again. We used to walk together a few years ago, but you know how life is, it goes in cycles. Glad to be walking with you again, Vick! When I got back, I sat down with a cup of tea and started a new book. Most of the books I’ve been reading lately haven’t completely held my attention, but I didn’t put this one down, except for potty breaks, until I was finished with it. I didn’t even check my email or Facebook or play Monster Busters. Don’t judge, it’s a fun game. It was kind of funny because I read the last page, my Kindle died, and the Mister got home from work almost simultaneously. Usually, after I spend a day reading, I feel bad because I didn’t get anything done, but not Monday. It was a well-written romance that completely held my attention and I didn’t feel the least bit guilty for spending the whole day reading it. After that, I made dinner which you will probably read about tomorrow when I post the marinade recipe for the chicken.
Tuesday, I sewed at the shop most of the day and got quite a bit done. Finally! Then the Mister and I went to watch our daughter play a soccer game. They won! It’s not surprising that they won, they have a very good team, but it’s always exciting.
Today, it looks like lawn mowing in the a.m., like now, and more sewing at the shop for the rest of the day.
Hope you have a great day!