Exit 193. It really wasn’t a bad week.

I’ve been having a rough week.

I had some ideas for things to write about.  Then I forgot them, and I misplaced the paper where I wrote them down.

So I’m going to do something else instead.  I’m not even going to think about my rough week.  I’m going to list everything good that happened in the last week and a half or so.

I went to three Sacramento Kings games.  They won two of them.  The one that they lost had a significant historic highlight: Vince Carter passed up Patrick Ewing for 22nd all time in total points scored.  Vince Carter is the oldest active player in the NBA, approximately the same age as me, in his 20th season.

I took a trip to go have lunch with an old friend I hadn’t seen in over 20 years.

I was able to help out a friend who needed a ride, even though it was a trip that took a few hours total.

I played lots of games with friends.

I went blues fusion dancing.  One of my favorite dancers ever was there; she doesn’t come as often as she used to, and when she does, I sometimes don’t get to dance with her, because a lot of other people want to dance with her, and she often leaves early.  We had a good talk about life, and I got to dance with her.  Twice.

I had some time to work on a creative project.

I watched a performance that one of my friends was in.  We stayed up for over three hours talking afterward.

I was at Walmart, I checked the garden section on a whim, and I bought a tree.  This was something I was thinking of doing soon, but it didn’t occur to me until the last minute to get it at Walmart.  I just happened to be there for something else.  And I got an interesting reaction from some teenagers who probably weren’t used to seeing someone pushing a tree around in a shopping cart, along the lines of “Whoa!  Is that gonna get real big?”

And in a moment of desperation, on the one night I was up all night and couldn’t sleep, I temporarily made a post on Facebook that said, help, I need someone to talk to, or pray with me, or just listen.  And I got three responses pretty quickly, from three people in three different circles: one of the admins of a Facebook group I follow whom I’ve never met in real life, a relative in another state, and a local friend whom I haven’t seen in a while.  All of them had helpful things to say.  Two of those people were also having trouble sleeping because of things on their mind, and it was nice to know that I’m not alone.  (The third was up because she works nights.)

So it really wasn’t a bad week.  And by early afternoon today, there was not much more I could do today about the situation I’ve been dealing with, and my appointment this afternoon was cancelled, so I took the rest of the day to relax and do absolutely nothing.

Life is good.

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