I took this photo on Valentine’s Day, and started a post on something (?) – I have no idea what. I uploaded this photo and wrote “I am” and then moved onto something else. Now it’s March – and not only is it March, we’re tipping into the second week of March. What happened?? Even with the extra day, February seemed to fly right by.
So maybe I’ll start with a couple of “I am… ” statements to catch you up to speed.
I am… done with F’s curtains!! Hooray. We’re installing the two holdbacks this week and then I’ll photograph them in her room and do a post on them when that’s done. I don’t even care that it took me a zillion years to finally get around to them. Sometimes it’s okay to sit on something for awhile before you dive in. I’m really glad I didn’t cave and hire them out. It was a good challenge for me, and a rewarding one.
I am… still not registered for the Go! St. Louis Marathon (half). I’m finding it hard to just do it – and it’s pretty expensive to still be on the fence. I’m giving myself until next Monday morning to make up my mind – that’s four weeks in advance, and I’ll have my longest run in on Sunday. I feel confident that I could complete it, and probably do it in a fairly decent amount of time. I think my hesitation might sit with the whole racing idea. I’ve told myself for the past few years that I’m not a racer. But it does seem like a big group event might be a lot of fun, at least occasionally. If I opt out of this one, there are several other opportunities this fall.
I am… going to run in this year’s Sparkle Run, the fantastic race / fundraiser that is held each year to celebrate my beautiful niece’s life and her desire to help others fighting similar battles.
I am… thinking about several of my friends this week as they are grieving. I’m grateful for the many ways we can keep in touch over long distances, but there are times when I wish it was easier to just walk over a dish for dinner, give out hugs, and stay to talk.
I am… (we are…) nearly ready for some updates here on the big and little projects on the homefront. I can’t wait.
I am… ready for spring! It’s March, time to bring back the garden walks at long last.
I am… frustrated at my newly developed anxiety about flying. I’ve never had this issue before, but it started on a particularly turbulent flight home from Mexico, and I’ve white-knuckled all flights since then. I refuse to let it keep me from traveling, but I wish I could go back to the days when I barely noticed the stomach dips and turns.
I am… deeply troubled by many of the candidates for president, and their boorish behavior. Troubling might be an understatement. Most days I’m appalled, and more than a little bit frightened. I think it’s important to talk about this rather than ignoring it and hoping that it will all go away, so I’ve got some things percolating in my head right now on the subject.
I am… hoping to see the musical Hamilton sometime in the next decade, and at a ticket price level that does not require taking out a bank loan. I will not be seeing it in NYC in a few weeks!
I am… done for now, but hoping to post a little more frequently now that the days are stretching, stretching, stretching!