Last week was chaotic in my life - I told you all about it in my last Sunday Salon. But who on earth would have imagined the type of week we had THIS week? Holy crap. It was like the hounds of hell were unleashed. While I already knew that my Boston friends (Dawn, Marie and Molly) were not at the Marathon, and they were safe with their families (praise the Lord for Facebook, right?), I still feared for those innocent folks that were victims both in Bean Town and in Texas. It made me proud of being an American, and I was proud of those first responders. Damn we are resilient. I told you last week that I was facing a week full of friends, and this was exactly what I needed to maintain my belief in the overall goodness of humanity.
My best friend Michele and her husband were raised in Boston, so I have long since understood the spirit that resides there. She and I met a mutual friend for lunch on Monday, and we (as always) stayed in touch through the week via text. Along with our spouses, we attended a school fundraiser on Friday night, while my other long-distance best friend Rhapsody Jill texted me the blow-by-blow on the events in Boston while I was slightly drunkenly bidding on spa treatments and beer baskets, and getting my picture taken in the photo booth.
I also met up with an old friend (and my son's Godmother) Susan on Tuesday for lunch, solved a few of the world's problems along the way, and also had book club on Wednesday night with a great group of ladies, "The Book Thief", and Mexican food.
OK so I didn't drop any weight this week obviously.
Well I did play golf on Thursday, watched two of my son's volleyball games, did an immense amount of yard work, worked three hours at the animal shelter, cleaned the house and went to Andre's, so that helps I guess with all that drink and food. Maybe.
And today I am golfing with my husband and friends at the Waldorf here in Orlando, rain be damned.
Was this week crazy? I'd say so, but it felt better because I had my people with me along the way.
It was hard to actually focus on reading when all this stuff was going on, but I did manage to finish "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" (a wild drug-trip kind of ride) and start "Orphan Train" in print. I also finished "The Interestings" on audio and have delved into "Carrie" which is narrated by Sissy Spacek/Carrie White herself and is really all kinds of awesome. I've got so many incredible audios lined up here lately I can't stand it. I'm also going to try to squeeze in a re-read (listen this time) of The Great Gatsby before the movie comes out. That movie has me pretty excited.
There will likely be little reading today, but I will still have fun. I am hoping that I'll be able to have a little impromptu time to participate in the readathon next weekend, because those things are just so much fun. What do all of you have on your calendar for the day?