Happy Birthday to tinytina!
Although by now, your birthday will have already past so I guess it's Happy Belated Birthday!
I spent most of Saturday working for 15 minute spurts at cleaning my office. It's all done, and I feel so much better about that. It was really dragging me down working amongst all of the clutter. It is my goal to keep it clean for at least a week! (Should be easy to do since it's a short week - only 2 days to go!)
I found myself crying several times today. It is so surprising to me that the tears just seem to come from nowhere. It's been over 100 days now, and somehow I figured that I would be feeling better than this. In some ways, I suppose I am, but in other ways, I'm not. I guess there will be ups and downs. Last year, R and I spent Thanksgiving with his family and now I'm ex-communicated from them (which I'm actually thankful about). When the cooking of dinner ended up taking 6 hours longer than anticipated, R and I headed to the casino for a few hours just the two of us for some fun. Dang, what a difference a year makes! I'm having my DS and his girlfriend and my parents over for Thanksgiving Day. We're all going to join together in the cooking in my kitchen. I'm so glad that I won't be alone. I have no idea what I'll be doing for Christmas yet. I do know that it's going to be hard though. Perhaps, I should just accept and expect that it's going to be difficult and rejoice in the memories and embrace the tears.
Yesterday, DD had a band concert and afterwards, DS, my DM, DD and I all went to the market and did the shopping for Thanksgiving. We split the cost 3 ways so that was an absolute blessing. DD will have a family Thanksgiving and it didn't cost a fortune.
I did have some wonderful news on the financial end today. I received an email from our Head of Schools that I was receiving a $500 bonus to be paid in my next paycheck (Wednesday) for having an outstanding evaluation for last year. I was shocked! And, also VERY THANKFUL! It could not have come at a better time! I really should never doubt that I am going to be taken care of and my needs provided for.