It’s hard to believe the weekend is over already. My friend posted the graphic below on her Facebook wall this morning and it seemed rather fitting. Sadly I’ve already run out of granola and coffee, but there is a snack machine conveniently steps away. Minutes later: thank Buddha for Cheez-Its.
There were many highs and lows this past weekend. As I blogged about here, a beloved coworker passed away recently and I attended her funeral yesterday with a friend I haven’t seen in some time. As sad as the circumstances were, it was nice to spend a day with her and catch up like old times. We discussed stories of our mutual friend and how happy she would have been with the ceremony, which truly was a celebration of her exuberant life.
I have been feeling a bit of unrest lately. It has to do with a combination of things, but I think it boils down to the fact that I am in dire need of a vacation. A real pack-my-bags-and-get-on-a-plane vacation. I have been seeing so many posts lately from friends in the northeast trading in frigid temperatures in favor of the warm sun and golden sands of the Caribbean or the vivid colors and historic nooks of Europe and again I’m bitten by the travel bug. Bryan and I have possibly discussed getting away for a meditation retreat (his ears perked up when I mentioned I would be taking a vow of silence–HA!) but I’d really like to make this the year where I venture further, explore more, DO more. If the funeral this past weekend taught me anything, it’s that life is entirely too short, and if we wait until we have enough money, more time off, more excuses, we’ll never get where we want to be.
In very bittersweet news, my sweet Sandy (the pit I have been fostering for the past 6 weeks or so) has found her forever family. Two parents and two children made the long trek from south Jersey to meet with her and I think it was love at first sight for everyone. Sandy loved the extra attention (and treats) and she will soon graduate from my tiny shoebox apartment to a large house with a fenced-in yard and plenty of space to roam. I couldn’t be happier for her, though obviously the separation will be difficult. I guess I’ll have no other choice but to foster another!
How are you all, my sweet ones? What did you do this weekend? Stay tuned: letter to Patti Stanger, yummy product review, and much more to come this week! XOXO