Friday, May 01, 2009

Friday Night

Tonight I rushed straight home from work (after a very long Friday on the end of a very long week) and took a bath - before getting ready to run out to a party at a sponsee's home.  Today it just didn't feel like there was much joy in my life.  For some reason, when I was soaking in the tub and looked at all the stuff I had thrown on the bathroom sink, it made me happy.  I thought it was pretty.  So I took a picture of it, and I am sharing it with you here.  

My sponsee and her partner had a candle party.  I was going to purchase just enough to be polite to my friends... that cost a Ben Franklin.   I did really like the things I ordered though and I am sure I will enjoy them.  It was wonderful to be at her party.  She is so very dear to me.  
Tomorrow I am going to a meeting first thing and then the rest of the day is mine.  I may just come home and go back to bed.  Maybe I will read.  Maybe I will go to church on Saturday night, or maybe I will wait until Sunday morning.  Maybe I will bake a pie for night watch and maybe I won't.  I don't have to do anything this weekend and for that I am truly grateful.  

Work is kicking my butt right now.  I don't mind working hard and I don't mind challenges, but dealing with the possibilities of this flu has been grim.  And I had a huge disappointment at work - and I am going to do something I never do... I am going to "fight" it.  I am going to write up a rebuttal this weekend.   I thought I could just "let it go," but it isn't going, it is festering.  So I will take the action that I can take and the rest will be out of my hands.  I have learned that sometimes I have to do what I can do to come to peace with what I can't do.  

And what I can do now is thank God for another sober day and go to bed.  Very grateful for the flannel sheets I still haven't taken off the bed - it is 41º right now and cold and foggy.  Good time to go to bed.  

9 comments:

Steve E. said...
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Steve E. said...

Shortest blog-of-the-year AWARDED TO...

Mary Christine said...

If you hit the return key after typing in the title, it publishes a blank entry. So, for the few minutes while I was tying my blog post for today, it was just a title.

Steve E. said...

Sorry for messing up your 'comment' section. "Rebuttals" bother me. More on that Sunday...

Have a restful kinda day, the kind of "do-what-Mary-wants-to-do" day!

dAAve said...

I too cherish the few days that are mine, with nothing to do but see what life throws at me.

Regarding work, the Serenity Prayer can work wonders.

Scott W said...

I woke early today, the house was too warm and I was uncomfortable. Plus Bunny's allergies are making him scratch. So between those two things I couldn't go back to sleep. While you are still enjoying your flannel sheets, we are needing the air conditioner.

Pam said...

"I have learned that sometimes I have to do what I can do to come to peace with what I can't do. "

That was brilliant darlin'. Ain't it the truth?

♥Shann♥ said...

I hope you have a great relaxing weekend MC and get what you need to get recharged! sending you love and hugs ♥

Syd said...

I still have flannel sheets on the boat too. I think that they will have to come off soon.

I used to fight things at work. I realized that it was pointless and that I was largely powerless. I've since just let things go.