And it's PAYDAY!!!
*ladylee cartwheels up and down the cubicle area*
I am glad the week is over. But I am sad also. I dropped my sister off at the airport for her flight back to Dubai.
This is how I felt.
But only for about 10 seconds.
I'd been having small moments for the seven days prior to her leaving. I didn't cry, but there were moment where tears were threatening to well up and spew. But I held it down. I find these days that when I'm angry or sad, I immediately spend time giving thanks for the "good" of the situation. I find that doing that always eases my pain or anger.
And that's a good thing!
Nevertheless, she's gone. She left on Tuesday night. I texted her when I didn't hear from her by Thursday morning.
"You back yet?"
Her reply was "Yes, I am. I was trying to figure out how to use the data."
Ok... whatever that meant. I was just glad she was home.
My response was "Good. Post something on Facebook to let folks know you are back."
And she did. We were all wondering. I think she is jetlagged now, so I won't bother her 'til next week.
But it was so good to see my sister. I didn't spend that much time with her. But I'd see her most mornings and most evenings. I tried to make sure she got around and saw everyone she needed to see. And I encouraged her to get stuff done that she needed to get done. And we managed to go out to eat and go to the movies too. I was satisfied with the time spent. And I think she enjoyed her vacation. That's all I can ask for.
Olympics. Are you watching the Olympics? Talk about excitement!
Last night I watched the Simones do their thang!
Congrats Simone on your win!
Congrats Simone on being the first African-American to win a solo gold medal in swimming!
I wasn't paying that much attention to the events, as I was getting ready for bed. But I passed the TV and peered closely at the screen.
"Hey!!," I hollered. "That look like a black person out there swimming!! SWIM! GET IT, GIRL! SWIM!!!!!"
I almost flipped my tiny 15" flat screen TV over when she won!
Song of the Week. I've been caught up on that Mary J. Blige. The OLD Mary J. Blige. I have a playlist on Spotify with 30 of my favorite songs by her. I really like "Reminisce"
Oh how I love the "Old Mary". She and I are the same age, so her music was right up my alley some 25 years ago (has this song been out THAT long?) . I don't care for her recent music (the last 5 CDs or roundabouts). You would think I would've grown with her. Nope. I keep replaying the early stuff.
That's so good that I just gotta post the remix!
*ladylee chair dancing SUPER hard*
I kick the hard WOP to that remix. I can have a party in my cubicle for real. All day!
That's it for me, ya'll. I'm looking forward to the weekend. I have a writing group/workshop WAAAAAY out on the far eastside of the metro ATL.
It's a shame that I have to get my head straight to drive 40 something miles way out there. But I know one thing is true:
I am a writer.
All day. Every day. So if there's somewhere I can get to get some knowledge... I am there. Gas the car up and let's GO!
So I make the drive. Happily.
Other than that, my weekend is wide open. I can't wait to see what comes of it.
You have a great weekend.
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