Wow, this Valium stuff really does work. Monday, a million things to do, a million things to check, people to answer to, filing to delegate, letters to write, pleadings to file with the court... and I feel totally mellow. I got to the office early, knocked a few things off my list, and Iím slowly making my way through my inbox. With a relaxed smile on my face.
This weekend had its ups and downs - the ups being everything I did, the downs being my poopy mood. Friday night I dined with M.s. at Crush . The chocolate/raspberry martini we invented was delicious, but could have used a bit more of a kick. It was probably good it didnít have TOO much of a kick, because I was pulled over shortly after leaving the restaurant and wine bar. Thatís right, my cocky move to make a u-turn where I wasnít supposed to was spotted by none other than a mustached motorcycle cop. I accepted my diligently earned ticket with a modicum of grace. A humbling feeling to realize you are getting exactly what you deserve. Payment of money and time, two things I have little of right now, will ensure an effective lesson of the law.
Saturday was lovely and relaxing from start to finish. M.s. and I had a leisurely lunch outside on the patio at Brianís Restaurant in Hillcrest, and then ran some errands before we headed down to my motherís place for my sisterís birthday party. Dinner, cupcakes, and board games with my entire family. Everyone seemed to have a great time, and I loved getting to laugh with my sisters and brothers-in-law.
Sunday morning, brunch at Johnnyís place up in Solana Beach. Wow, what a view! I forgot how utterly awesome it is to stand on their balcony. I saw dolphins through the water, swimming together, riding the waves, and enjoying the warm weather. A relaxing, wonderful time, catching up with friends and simply hanging out for a couple of hours. Good times, good times. I find myself drawn to these mellow gatherings, more so than the parties I used to frequent. You just get to spend more talk-time with people, and I cherish the intimate settings because I so rarely get to see everyone these days.
These days. M.s. is wonderful. I dropped my father at the airport this morning, heís off to Korea for the rest of the month. I could continue to type like this, but I should probably get back to my pile... so much to do, and I donít feel overwhelmed.