This particular Tuesday has a weird vibe. It’s just after 10:30am. I’ve been to the gym and joined two conference calls (a daily occurrence now – who the hell wants to start every day with two conference calls?). Neither of those things are out of the ordinary. I had some coffee. Haven’t eaten anything yet, which may be contributing to the feeling (I can hear a croissant whispering my name), but what else?
Part 1: The windows are open. It’s August. It’s supposed to be hot and sticky and grossly muggy. I’m not complaining – I’m thrilled to hear the breeze in the trees and the summer insects buzzing or droning or cricketing or whatever is they do, thrilled to have turned the A/C off for the first time in months. It’s just weird. Makes it feel like early fall and I’m not quite ready for early fall.
Part 2: I’ve already talked to Mom and Dad. Before breakfast! It’s throwing my whole schedule off.
Part 3: I have gotten things DONE already. Left messages, rescheduled appointments, refilled prescriptions…I’m on a roll.
[Several hours later]
I was on a roll. A few hours ago, the sunlight was mid-morning fresh, the birds were chirping, and the breeze was breezing. Since then, I’ve gotten bogged down in the things I’m supposed to be doing (I was doing them before, but everything was light! and cheerful! and oh, what a beautiful morning!), the cool fresh air that was tickling my elbows turned hot, and the sunlight turned stale.
I can still turn this around. There’s time. The solution? Lunch! A turkey sandwich with cucumber slices on toast. Seriously. I don’t think I’m asking too much of one sandwich. I get cranky when I’m hungry. Lunch will save the day.