Today I am . . .
- Happy to have some time off from work. (I worked 36 hours this week, which hit me like a Mack truck.)
- Starting to get my thoughts organized for my son’s month in Japan. (He leaves in six days!)
- Annoyed with how messy the house gets in my absence. (Am I the only one with the skill set to stay on top of laundry?)
- Clean, fed and relatively relaxed. (It’s amazing how stress-free the mornings are with only one kid to get out the door for school.)
- Looking forward to a nice restaurant meal to celebrate my older son’s high school graduation. (He went immediately to a school sponsored all night party, so there was no special dinner on graduation night.)
- Saddened by the school shooting at Reynold’s High School. (Portland is a small enough community that I both know a teacher and a parent from the school.)
- Fighting off some kind of cold or something, which is why the work week hit me so hard. (I sometimes envy those whose jobs are not so physical.)
- Arranging for our former Japanese exchange student to move into our house tomorrow. (It will just be for a few weeks, and he’s a great guy so we’re all looking forward to it.)
- Planning to buy either locally made omiyage gifts or edibles as Japanese host family gifts. (It’s nice to not reinvent the wheel, as I think I’ve bought for seven or eight Japanese host families through the years.)
- Hearing a continuous loop of UB40’s Fools Rush In in my head. (It played during a surgery yesterday, and somehow stuck.)
- Listening to Maeve Binchy’s Chestnut Street on my hand-me-down iPhone. (I love, love, love the option for digital download from The Multnomah County Library!)
- Enjoying the drizzly weather. (My garden could use a good soak, so it’s more than welcome!)
- Returning the borrowed cap and gown to my son’s school. (Thank you!)
Now your turn. What are you doing today?