Suspicious: of Spring. The grass is green. Dizzyingly, distractingly so. And the trees are still bare. It's not even doing that thing it usually does, shifting from warm to cold. It's just cold.
Happy that I had one hour yesterday morning at Starbucks with my new friend, Julie. We talked about our families, and the way our messages to women are much the same.
Sad that my best friend, Kay's mom, Beep, died on Wednesday. Her memorial service is today, and today is Kay's birthday. Beep lived "Ninety good years" but we're all surprised she didn't make it to A Hundred.
Concerned for my friend, Mary Green, who began her second round with a rare form of cancer, angiosarcoma, this week. Mary is one of the most brave, most tender and tenacious women I know.
Jealous of two friends who are hearing Richard Rohr today. I know they'll be generous and share when they come back!
Intrigued by morning people who hang out at Starbucks. They felt vibrant and noisy to me yesterday. Not one of my regular places, but maybe I should try it more often.
Conscious, after that blog post about my brother, that maybe it's time to return his phone call from August. His birthday is May 3rd, a week from today. Maybe I'll give that a try.
Proud of Daniel. I'm really glad that he's my son.
Patient with people and processes. Things just take time. I notice that when I'm willing to do that, be patient and take time, I get to see things from more vantage points. Everything seems less pressing, less urgent. I'm even nicer to myself!
Aware that Daniel's hearing is only two weeks away, scheduled for May 10th, but not feeling worried or scared. You've noticed, I bet, that scared and sacred have the same letters.
Anxious, at times, about what will happen. Daniel's sentencing hearing will take place sometime within ninety days of the May 10th hearing.
Relieved that rest and warmth and play and May are on the way.
And how are YOU?
(p.s. for all you grammar junkies, I am aware that I didn't put every single possible adjective in bold here. It's my language, too, and I can use it however I want.)