I wanted to write a bunch of serious stuff tonight, but I just can't muster one second of serious right now. I am sitting at my dining room table, looking out my window at a huge thunder storm, grateful for a laptop that doesn't need to be plugged into electricity at the moment. I need to turn off my TV, because the dish is working only intermittently. It is just lovely! Now, I do hope that we don't get pounded with tree shredding hail and building destroying winds like some areas of the metro have in the last week or so. But for now, I am enjoying the storm.
Today I booked two nights in a hotel at a resort town I love. I have the week off next week, and I think I shall do a little car traveling - which is one of my greatest pleasures. I will likely go see my sponsor for a night or two and then go spend two days in this lovely town. Resting and recreating. I am greatly looking forward to it. I considered canceling my time off since I am not taking the class I had planned, but decided that I really need some serious down time. Some solo time.
For me to have the freedom to do this is something that I don't believe I shall ever take for granted. Maybe everyone doesn't have to lose everything to appreciate every little thing, but it seems to have taken that extreme experience for me. May I never forget.
Lord, teach us to laugh, but never let us forget that we cried...