Casual Fridays 5/22/15

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It’s Friday! Time for the latest installment of Casual Fridays, my weekly chat post – no structure, no rules, no prompts, anything goes.  And please also check out Casual Fridays over at Helen’s blog, Good Woman.

Let’s get random…

I have a lot of balls up in the air at the moment. There’s always work. School is almost out for the kiddos. Camp is coming up next weekend. There is kid social drama. Personal issues. I could go on and on but I won’t. In an effort to be a positive force, I am going to try to bring some sunshine to this party. No rainclouds.

It is a gorgeous day. The sun is shining and the sky is a brilliant blue. It will be in the mid-70s today which is about as close to perfect as we get here in STL.

It is a three-day weekend, which is always a blessing. It is Memorial Day, which is an important day in my family since we have many veterans (and one member who is still active duty). I am so very thankful for all of the men and women who have served our country.

I have my health. I know so many people right now who are facing serious health issues. Besides an aching back, I am in great shape for my age. This is a true blessing, not something to be taken for granted.

While I may not have my ideal job, I have a job. It supports my family and gives me purpose. I had my annual performance review yesterday and of course my supervisors confirmed my awesomeness. It is easy sometimes to feel like a worker drone, but it is nice to hear positive feedback and appreciation. And the parties here rock.

The bluetooth stopped working in my car yesterday. This was a big deal as I spend a lot of time in my car and use the bluetooth daily. Streaming music makes my commute tolerable. I pulled out my manual last night and fretted over how to fix it. This morning, the bluetooth was working fine. I had brought an auxillary cable just in case, but it was a nice surprise to not need it. (And yes I realize that the very fact that a bluetooth issue registers as a blip on my radar makes me a very lucky person)

I have to say that I have been caught up lately in the trappings of social stress and pettiness. I am a sensitive (and anxious) person so these things weigh heavier on me than they should. I am trying to just be me and let the rest go. What other people say and/or do reflects on them, not on me. I can’t control other people and I should not worry about what I can’t control. Right? I just have to focus on myself and the people in my life that are most important to me.

I haven’t had much writing time lately (I seem to say that a lot) but I am hoping for some this weekend. I am also wanting to add to my reading list. Anyone read any good books lately they would like to recommend?

Happy Friday and I wish everyone a fun and safe weekend!

Edited to add: I forgot one very important piece of sunshine! I got home from work last night (a little bummed about the bluetooth issue) and my husband was cleaning the house. He cleaned up the tent fort the girls had built in the living room, vacuumed the whole house and cleaned the bathroom and kitchen floors. He also had the trash waiting out by the curb. I so appreciate it when he helps out with house stuff! And he also fixed a rock chip in my windshield this week so I think I’ll keep him 😉

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