No Time Like the Present
Yesterday is over and tomorrow has not yet come, we only have today. Cherish the gift that it is!
I know it's been nearly a month since I've posted, I've been busy isolating and slacking and trying to balance what free time I have, while struggling with the three-ring circus called work. It hasn't been easy. I feel tired a lot, and grumpy, and overwhelmed. As those of you who've followed me for awhile know, when that happens I crawl into my cave and operate on remote until I feel like it's time to return to the land of the living. Today is the first day of June, and that time is now. Time to get back to the business of life. Overall I have a very good one, with the most loving husband anyone could dream of, two great grown children who are making their own way, and five furry felines that shower me with affection, make us laugh, and soften all the surfaces of our home with a layer of cat fur. :-)
Two weeks ago my husband and I took a 3-day weekend and headed to a small range of mountains in New Mexico for a stay in the fresh pine-scented mountain air. It was exactly "what the doctor ordered" for both of us, a much needed destressor and time to enjoy each other's company without clocks, schedules or our usual weekend list of things needing attention. We had such a wonderful time! On Sunday morning we drove to a little Iris farm in the Hondo Valley that had the most beautiful collection of blooming irises I've ever seen, like the one in the picture above. My husband is a camera pro and willingly captured every blossom I ooohd and ahhhd over. Now when I look at the pictures I remember, and I smile. :-)
I don't write a lot about work here, I don't think it's a wise idea on a public blog. Suffice it to say that it's been one damned thing after another when it comes to personnel issues for the nearly three years that I've been there, including adapting to five different supervisors. Yet, other than that "small detail", I like my job in that it suits my needs, if not my interests and talents. I have learned new skills and I fill my position competently. I just wish so much energy wasn't expended on dealing with the ups and downs of people lacking in maturity and grace. Attitudes are so very contagious. Still, I try to make the best of it and to maintain my own balance and perspective... most days anyway. :-)
It's getting late, just enough time for a short soak in our hot tub (my favorite way to end the evening) and then off too bed. The house is peaceful and quiet, I can hear the kitten purring contentedly in my lap while John sits beside me. This home is my refuge, he is my strength, my faith in tomorrow is unwavering. I'll get back in gear with blogging this month, I miss it greatly when I don't. And life goes on. :-)