Monday, May 06, 2013
Where did the day go?? It's practically 4:00 and the day just whizzed by!
5% Challenge team members from any team: do you realize how much work your leaders put into running the challenges?? It can be very time consuming! I'm just glad I have the time to put into it right now. It especially is busy in the days prior to the start of the challenge as we work on getting everything in place, inviting team members, etc. So that's where part of my day has gone.
Had to drive to the vet to pick up meds for one of my cats. Laundry is almost finished. Dishwasher still needs to be emptied. I did 45 minutes of Tai Chi (still a beginner) and did it on my patio in the fresh air! Chatted with an old neighbor who, bless her heart, just got divorced and has a 2 year old and very limited job options due to no training and no education after high school. So now she's depressed, scared, etc. She's actually a couple of years older than my oldest and her mom died when she was in high school, at which point her dad remarried and basically wrote her, her older brother and sister off. He's helping her some now, but she and the others really needed it back when their mom dad, when he chose his new wife over his kids (new wife moved in with them but couldn't get on with them. No surprise there: when there mom hadn't been gone more than a couple of months and he remarries, giving them no time to really grieve as a family). Anyway, she kept telling me she loved me, even though I've seen her two times in the last year after around 6 years of not seeing her. I feel so sorry for her and tried to give encouragement and comfort. Will she make something of herself and turn her life around? I don't know. She has a lot against her, but she has a lot going for her, too.
Enough on that. Got to finish a few more chores before DH gets home so I can relax and enjoy an evening walk. The weather is gorgeous and I want to take advantage of it.