[Tonight, I posted twice -- this will be thrice! -- mostly because I have insomnia and I'm supposed to go running at 5am and if I don't show up, I might upset my running buddy and it's now 2:30am and oh no! what am I doing?
My only fitness goal this week was to sleep for at least 7 hours every night. If you don't think decent sleep is a good fitness goal, you need to start researching the health benefits of good, regular sleep. But that reminds me of why I'm posting this.]
...In my daily posting about a week and a half ago, I was pretty open about feeling some pretty big down-ness. And, I was thinking today, it's weird, this blog thing... maybe there are some people out there reading this who really don't know and who really might want to know that the down-ness has turned to mostly up-ness now. Maybe somebody out there would like the next, not-necessarily-obvious, update that all is pretty much well. Well, Dear Reader, should you be the one who would like to know: all is pretty much well.
Granted, some pretty wonderful things have occurred in recent days. I was present at the birth of my grand-nephew! A child born to a child I held in my arms when she was just about eight days old! Whoah! I got to celebrate with one of my other amazingly wonderful nieces who just graduated from high school and is moving on to the next phase of her life -- college! -- and I held her when she was just THREE HOURS OLD and now she's an all-grown-up young woman and --- whoah! And one of my awesome nephews just welcomed his third child into this world! And the weekend of the graduation I was able to see many beloved family members who live far away and out of reach, including my oldest brother, my sister, three MORE nieces and two sisters-in-law! And my Spring semester of a lot of comp teaching is coming to a grinding halt and Phew! not a moment too soon. The kids are out of school and already tanned/burnt and freckled. When I let my hand drift over the wind rushing by my driver's side window, it feels thick and warm and soft. We are swimming outside. Oh, thank every god, it's summer!
So sometimes it's easy to be happy. Sometimes it's easy to be grateful. And these are the times that we should wrap in tissue paper and carefully close inside a small box and place inside the hope chest of our hearts for those other times. So, that's what I'm doing. In case you wanted to know.