It looks like I am keeping mine. My best guess is that the difficulty I was having with them lies solidly in my lap. Or, mind and attitude and lack of heart. Not to mention the stress. I had a nice, mostly, time with each of them.
I never deluded myself about how stressed I was, but hindsight is allowing me to see where I was. I am not going to criticize who I was then, how I behaved, not my uncertainty about everything.
It is just that it is interesting to have that extra perspective.
My friend who recently had a scare about cancer and I had lunch today, in celebration of the excellent and healthy results of her biopsy. Yay. I mean, who does not like happy news, and heaven forbid that I should celebrate with anything else but a meal. Great lunch, lots of sushi and I get to go back to that restaurant tomorrow with another friend.
I am glad that I have taken this time off from work. Last week was weird, but this week is better. I have been thinking about how I might restructure my work load and optimize the time I spend with clients. All of the ideas I have are either unworkable or just plain dumb. Just saying.
Oh, I got a haircut today, from the same stylist who fixed the worst haircut in the Universe for me last year. I asked for short and I got it. My hair has never been so short. It is short. Like really short. No one is going to believe how short it is. To be honest, I think that it makes me look at least fifteen minutes younger. Honest. It really does. O.K., maybe ten.
Tomorrow is one more lunch with one more friend. This one will be a breeze, a snap, a nice time. She is the kind of friend that I aspire to be.
I am one, lucky old babe.