I just had a really nice weekend.
What happened in Connecticut was horrifying. The fact that people were planning to picket afterwards is abominable. I did something new with this news. In the past, I would stifle over the injustice of things. This time; I held space, said my prayers/blessings and let it go. Having come from a rough upbringing to having a healthy loving family of my own; I now realize that survival mode doesn't have to last forever. I am aloud to flourish. Holding on to the pain for others is unhealthy for me and keeps me in big britches. I am done with that. My holding on to pain will not help any of those people.
My husband's Advanced Theater Workshop students put on one of their bi-annual performances on Friday. It was the best one yet. He blows me away. Watching these kids come in at 15 and work with one another until their 18 years old is dumbfounding. They grow exponentially into these wonderful and amazing people. It is a thrill to watch. He gives them tools to come out of their shells and embrace who they are in this world. Whether they pursue drama later in life is somewhat irrelevant. They leave his course feeling more in tune, in command and aware of themselves. It is quite beautiful.
Did some last tidbit shopping for the holidays with my husband while my son went to a birthday party on Saturday. Came home, put on some music, had a martini and danced a little with Steven in the kitchen while fixing supper.
Sunday we found out that a close friend of ours had a heart attack. That too was a real shocker. It had happened Friday and she had surgery immediately and is in recovery now. We had her son for the day to give Dad a mini break. It's amazing how life can change so quickly. We've known them for a dozen years now and they are like family. I love them and know they will get through this. It was nice to have their boy come with us to see the new Tolkien movie. He is my son's age and they are very much like brothers. It was a nice visit under the circumstances.
I roasted a turkey for dinner. Oh how I love me some turkey. Served it with broccoli and spanish rice. Delish. It will be our main staple to get us through the week. We leave at the end of it for Chicago. We will be spending the holiday with the inlaws. I also have a final coming up at the end of the year so I will be very busy this week. I will pop in from time to time but I, for the most part, will be all over the place for the next couple weeks.
Took the weekend off from exercise. This morning I will be Wii Dancing it up after the boys go to school and before I have to hit the books! I get the feeling Wii Dance is going to be my best friend until Andy and I get back together.
Daily workout plan for this week: Wii/Gym/Wii/Gym/Wii/ Chicago! I am not counting the dog walks. They are a given.
I will definitely come around before I leave to wish all my friends warm a cozy thoughts.
Until then, as Casey Kasem always says, "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!"