It has been almost a month since I have posted here. I have been too busy being stressed. :o0
My real estate agent asked if we could have the downstairs painted before an agent showing, and I said, "Oh, sure!" Not clear thinking. Then I told my daughter I would drive her across the state to Seattle for a doctor's appointment--being gone 4 days. I also promise to participate in a recovery event. I did not take into account my room mate Mary Rose would be gone 5 days when we needed to be painting and she was the number one worker downstairs. I did not take into account that we'd have to leave 2 days before the showing to get my daughter to her appointment, and would get back just in time for the special event. But we got er done. I started painting walls during Mary Rose's vacation-When Mary Rose returned--using one of her days off, she took over the painting, I concentrated on making chair covers and curtains and cleaning the rest of the house. A grandson spiffed up the yard. So things were under control when we left for our trip. The trip was long coming and going because of road construction.
I was able to spend some time with my sister and to meet up with a couple of friends I went to high school with. I have not seen them since graduation day, we had so much fun as we always do in Face Book.
I got back just in time to attend the Recovery event which was great fun. I had promised that I would be part of Saturday evening's entertainment. I would have loved to been able to sing, but I doubt that would have been entertaining so I just did a comedy routine. And I got laughed at!! Imagine that. People said I didn't know you could do that. I told them I didn't know either until I did it. The trick is to not be afraid to laugh at yourself and not be afraid of what others think. I just talked about some of my adventures living for 25 in West Texas. I even beefed up my Southern accent. I related about my job at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas and how I served delicacies like Rocky Mountain Oysters and rattlesnake. It was all too funny and I loved doing it and I am apt to do that again. I certainly have lots more weird stories to tell and I believe I will keep the Southern accent--I kinda like it. It was like I let out part of my personality that I have been suppressing-- as my friend said, it was Maxie Unleashed!
So this week I have been very lazy--decompressing. I am sad about the change of the season-- I am not ready to let go of summer. But it is part of the stream of life. I am feeling very blessed with the friends and loved ones I have.