After getting home, I felt really tired. I came down with a head cold within two days and have felt pretty miserable. But I am now on the mend.
My wife was surprised by the landscaping magic that occurred while we were gone. It was a present to her. And it turned out beautifully. There are still a few finishing touches to be done (and the orange cones aren't staying!). But we have been enjoying the transformation.
I also sold my first sailboat which has been living on a trailer for the last three years. She left today with her new owner. This makes me happy. I had to wait until I got to a point when I felt that I was no longer emotionally attached to the boat. And I know that she is going to a great new owner who is so thrilled to get her.
Somehow it seems that our trip is now so far away. It was a wonderful time. But I am ready to be a home body for a few months. And I am looking forward to getting back out on my boat next week. My wife will be heading up to Nantucket for her annual get away with a few friends.
I was talking to a fellow on Tuesday night after the meeting. He asked me how I stopped obsessing over other people that I loved. I said that it came about gradually--a little bit of letting go over time, until I finally realized that obsessing was just wasted energy that fueled anger and anxiety. And then it was the realization that the other person has a higher power, no matter what that is, but I knew that I wasn't it. It is hard to explain the relief of not obsessing about what others do. I have no control over them and could let them be.
I hope to get around to reading more of your posts. I have a lot of catching up to do on the blogs. Happy Saturday to all of you.