Well, I’m home, and real life is back in full swing. Its 28 degrees this morning, and I’m back outside, at my desk, writing. It was really nice to have a couple of mornings where I didn’t to have to weather the cold first thing in the morning, to write without my fingers getting cold and stiff, to not have to bundle up to do so.
Its also nice to be home, again. It has all of the familiar things that make it comfortable…the feels, the smells recognized by the subconscious mind, morning kissy face with my Mr. Achilles, tail wags that bend Mr. Enzo in half, one way then the other, at amazing speeds, the crushing closeness of Ms. Luna, the warmth of my husband lying next to me in bed, the ability to walk over to the 5th wheel to chat with my son. As wonderful as it was to get out of here for a couple of days, to leave all of my responsibilities behind, to be able to just focus on me, and to relax enough to stop trying to solve the problems of the world (or, at least, my world) for a little bit, there is some definite comfort in coming back home and being surrounding by the things that make it so.
Though I’m back home, I haven’t found myself back in the superhero, save the world mode. This is good. I most definitely was not ready to step back into that part, yesterday. I’m hoping I can stave that off for a couple of days more, at least. Its so tiring to constantly be coming up with solutions in a life that presents new needs on a regular basis. But, this is my life and I think I do ok, usually.
This Friday is Black Friday and I’ll be heading out into the mobs. My list is super short so I won’t be in the chaos for too long. I actually believe I can probably get what I’m getting in one store, two at most. There is a large part of me that is grateful that is the extent of my Black Friday involvement. The is another part of me, equally as large, that sort of wishes I had more presents to buy because there are many people that I would love to get things for for Christmas, but I’m not there, financially, yet, so the kids are the sole focus. Its what I can do, and that’s enough for me to still be really excited about it and grateful that I can do that much.
Well, I had better go get ready for my day. Back to reality, but that reality helps bring me closer to the reality I would like to have, so its a good thing. Have a great day, Everyone!!!