My mind was everywhere today. I woke up and the day was busy even before I poured my first cup of tea. Ten minutes into our journey I realized I forgot my phone. I am not a phone person but today it was important that I had it with me. So after dropping Ella off at play-school we drove back home and I got the little one out of her car seat, waited for the elevator, walked the long hallway and started off again - this time with a reluctant little one. I thought that perhaps a cup of tea and a soft pretzel would get us back in gear again (a small bribe really) so we stopped at a cafe ordered all the goodies only to find I didn't have my wallet! I am not a regular at this cafe - as this was really a treat. My embarrassment was quickly erased and turned to total amazement and gratitude as the girl at the cafe insisted that I take the tea and goodies and sent us off with hopes that our day would get better. It did. I met Tyla, an old friend from my publishing days at the Smith Playground in Philly. It was nice to see her again. At lunchtime I picked up Ella and arrived home to find no electricity. The girls went down for a nap and I spent a quiet and hot afternoon thinking about the craziness my husband and I are up to - visualizing all of its potential while the little ones slept - then panic --- the fire alarm goes off goes! Nap time is OVER. I am not happy - yet I take it as a sign - a good sign - perhaps we are not crazy after all. Phone calls back and forth at dinner time. The offer in the brown bag --- turned down. I am so disappointed. Maybe they'll change their minds - and we'll get to use those work gloves afterall.
I need to rest my weary head. Namaste.