I struggle a lot with my birthday and holidays. I always have the best hopes and best intentions but somehow my mood often sours.
My birthday is Wednesday.
And the fact that I have three major grants due this Friday doesn’t help.
And I’m disappointed that my boss hasn’t approved my vacation for next week.
But today took an unexpected turn…
I drank too much coffee, consumed too much sugar (a sour cream doughnut and too many jelly beans), and somehow managed to draft two of those grants today.
Now I’m sure I will be asked to redraft and revise five times by Friday… but part of me hopes maybe I could take my birthday off. Maybe I can have a vacation.
The teenager left for her grandmother’s this afternoon and I miss her. In part because I had a good day and I want to share my good mood with her.
Her grandmother and her father are really the only two people she sees with this lockdown so I hope she appreciates the change of scenery. She’s supposed to bake me a lemon cardamom cake.
After work, I reorganized some cupboards while watching the last season of The Great on Hulu.
I went for a walk with my neighbor.
I helped another nonprofit with their CDBG grant— the same one I wrote for my agency today.
I made myself this platter for a light supper:
And I received emails that my birthday purchases to myself have mostly shipped.
I also got a text from CVS that my prescription is ready which is exciting on many levels.
- I thought my prescription didn’t have any refills left. And I was literally staring in the bottle wondering if I had enough to make it to my doctor appointment scheduled for June 2.
- CVS sent me a coupon for a free nail polish on my birthday. A sexist notion really— but I like free things. And I should start doing my nails again since I won’t be able to get a manicure for a while.
- I have a $25 CVS gift card.
So, for a Monday, it was a mighty fine day.