During the time that most people are watching the Super Bowl, I was rearranging furniture. I decided I wanted to make my space (as temporary as it may be) MINE for just a little while.
I mean.. the goal is to join the egyptian.. but for now, I will relish this semi-independent existence.
He and I have chatted back and forth on the phone from time to time. He is enjoying the freedom of wandering the streets. I am sure it is nice to not have to ask me to drive him somewhere. ;-)
I miss him desperately, but I am going into "ME" mode. It's good to find solitude. That's how I need to look at it - as solitude and not loneliness.
I find myself sleeping a lot, grazing food, and honestly - making plans. I officially picked out the Kindle I plan to buy. (I know - I have been talking about it forever.) I think my first purchase will be the entire Charlene Harris collection - the one that is the basis for the "True Blood" series. I have not read those books yet, so for $55 - I will go ahead and load them up!
I am also excited that I can "purchase" classics for FREE. That's excellent!! Again, just something else to look forward to.
I am also trying to decide about what to serve at the Wonder Woman 38th Birthday Slumber Party. My pjs (themed) will be here any day, and now I am trying to decide food.I don't want too much - I thought maybe pick up some cupcakes and make some yummy dips, etc. Who knows. :-)
It is nice to have that massive media tour out of the way. WHAT a week. Seriously - insanity. In the end, I think there were some quality placements, and all ended nicely. Tomorrow will be a nice catch up day. I know our Government Relations person is hot to get some agenda items in the media -so I am sure my attention will be there.
Gosh - it's nice to be on the other side of all of that mess. I feel at peace (sort of) about the egyptian. I have a plan to see him. Then I feel great about work. I like the way I reorganized my stuff. I am looking forward to my birthday weekend. I have one Research Reception and one Heart Ball to attend - then I will use my vacation time to travel to NYC. Nice.
I also want to share something else with you guys. Again - I have (sort of) buried the lead. Since I moved to Birmingham, I have had a bit of a spiritual crisis. I thought I had found a church I like - and yeah - sort of. But then - it just did not have that "feel" I was looking for. So - I am going to do a little exploring over the next few weeks! I am seriously considering checking out the Maronite Catholic Church. It is basically an eastern rite that is based out of the Middle East. What a great way to combine this new life of mine - a taste of the Middle East mixed with fellow Christians. Anyway, I thought it might be interesting. I plan to make an appointment with the Priest and get a little tour.
All I know is - something has got to give. B/c Prince of Peace Catholic Church is just a little to modern/liberal for my taste.
Strange for me to say that - right? Yeah, well.. when it comes to religion - I need more ceremony.
I did totally enjoy my friend Laura's Presbyterian Church.. but as you know, it's hard to break away from your catholic roots.
Okay - heading to the kitchen to graze a little dinner. Heading back into my workout routine tomorrow, back on the Mediterranean Diet, and getting ready to regroup.
What are your big goals this week?