Many pieces of things, scraps of conversation, bits of lists that are floating around in my brain, in my life. I’m doing my best these next few weeks to stay focused, to stay organized, to meet deadlines and to navigate the end of this semester with some grace and dignity that was not apparent last week.
I know it’s only Monday, but so far, so good! 🙂
This week is full of friends and reunions and laughter and music. I will meet new family, and be thankful for a whole new life that has opened up before me.
Thanksgiving kicked off with Friendsgiving last night at the grown up house of my sweet soul sister and her husband to be. Surrounded by friend, true friends, who are truly happy for me, we are happy for each other in this life, eating great food and sipping on wassail…it was bliss. These are the people in my life that I don’t worry about. They don’t lie. They don’t backstab. They are authentic and honest and just really, living their lives with the intention of doing good. That’s what I love. I told them that I feel loved the way that I love them.
That’s what this once around is all about, isn’t it?
I’ve deleted some drama from my life this year. That seems to happen more often than it doesn’t as time goes by. I can honestly tell you, unless someone brings it up, it just doesn’t cross my mind anymore. That’s progress.
I’ve printed off the requirements and procedures for enrolling in thesis hours, for submitting and defending my thesis…holy shit ya’ll. I need to get an appointment with the Graduate Advisor at OU and schedule a visit. Perhaps next week I can do that.
I’ve been researching a paper for my 19th C women’s class, which I also submitted to a conference in New Mexico in February. It got accepted! WOOT. The rough draft is due Wednesday. I’ve got some writing to do this afternoon. I’ve been reading and mentally organizing my thoughts. Today it’s time to start putting it down on paper.
Mark installed a memory upgrade on my computer this weekend.
Seriously. He’s put gas in my car, aired up my tires *not a euphemism, re-set the notification lights on my dashboard, upgraded my computer….I don’t even have words. Flowers are nice. They are gorgeous. We know that. But that…that list up there? Are you KIDDING ME?
We get to gather with our Harvest Fest Group tonight. I don’t know when I’ve been more excited.
Everything changed on that mountain.
For the better.
So, it’s time to giddyup. Gather the bits and the pieces and put things in place, and just prepare for a week of soul filling goodness.
Happy Monday Ya’ll