I started out the morning with a huge limb from an oak tree blocking the lane. The limb was hollow and came crashing down as I was leaving to run some errands. Even though it had a hollow core, the huge limb was heavy and required about a half hour with the chain saw to cut it up. Life is exciting in the country. I am glad that it didn't fall across someone's car.
Later in the afternoon, I took another group of fifth graders on a tour of one of the coastal barrier islands. They were interested and inquisitive. I don't mind being around children who have an interest in learning. It was a fun afternoon.
I heard a saying the other day that I hear frequently in Al-Anon: "You may be right." This is supposed to be used when some one is argumentative and trying to push their point. It sounds a bit trite and even smug. I have never liked it. It worked better in that old Billy Joel song. Maybe it has become too much of a cliche. I also don't like the response of "How's that working for you?" when someone exhibits behavior that is destructive. It seems to smack of sarcasm. I used it one time with a really bright fellow I sponsored who looked at me and said, "I expected better from you." I got his point.
I felt a bit low down this evening. I know that I have some anxiety over how my old dog is doing. I wish that there would be no drama and nothing to worry about. But life has other plans. For today, things are pretty good. I managed to shake a feeling of dread earlier by simply writing out a gratitude list and thinking back over the day. The center of things is holding at the moment. There is nothing that is provoking an immediate crisis. I just get to hold on and let tomorrow unfold as today closes.