I’ve had an opportunity to meet my boyfriend for lunch and dinner more often. That certainly is a nice treat! He’s my biggest supporter, my personal cheerleader and a great different perspective when I need it.
Another up-side of being out of work is having ample time to read. I punched out The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes and Bossypants. I loved Bossypants! I always like Tina Fey, but now I adore her. She’s so real and so funny! I am working on the reviews. I should have them on-line shortly. Look for them soon. Next up is Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson.
Was it a lot of running?
What did you do when you weren’t running?
Like what kind of stuff?
Did you play Ultimate Frisbee?
Did you enjoy it?
Who did you hang out with?
Mom, do we really have to talk now? I’m tired. I just want to sleep.
As you can see, my kids and I are really bonding. While that’s a pretty accurate representation of many conversations, I’m happy to report that we have had a few shining moments because of the extra time. I’ve had plenty of opportunity to bake cookies, make dinners, and have a lot more sit-down meals with my boys. I’ve enjoyed that immensely.
There is a positive to every negative. There is a heads to every tails. There is an up-side to every down-side. If I keep telling myself this, I may just start believing it.