(And, finally, lesson learned.)
We had a fabulous thunderstorm roll through this afternoon... black sky, huge inverted trees of lightning, surging winds. It was one of the most beautiful things I'd seen in a while. And we didn't lose power! Which was actually kind of a wash, because today totally got away from me...I got 2.5 things crossed off the ever-growing To-Do list, and they were the two easy-peasy things. (And half a hard thing...so there's that.)There's a lot going on, and to add to that, the last group of singers arrived over the weekend, as did POW!, one of our coaches. So many people to catch up with, to get to know, and so, SO much paperwork in the way. There are a million things I want to do, and a million-and-one that I need to do. Here's hoping that I can postpone the daily game of whack-a-mole long enough to make some good, genuine progress.
(By the way? I wish for this very same thing every summer. For the time and presence of mind to do things thoroughly and well. It's not really happened yet. So, do I keep wishing? Or am I at this point defining the word "crazy" by doing the same thing over and over again, hopping for a different outcome? Gentle readers, weigh in. You of the more honest bent? Keep yer opinions to yerself!)
Maybe both. And maybe that's OK.
One of my new favorite covers.
...and my five:
- Colleagues who are good to each other.
- RiDIculous shoes, and those fabulous folks who appreciate said ridiculous shoes. You know who you are...
- A clean house. Even if it is a distant memory...
- Dreams...waking and sleeping.