It's been a challenge yesterday and today maintaining a Zen state. I don't know how I managed it, but I missed a home delivery (got one other though) and a visitor while I was home! Didn't even have music on either. We have great sound proofing but the timing of the one miss will mean another miss tomorrow as there won't be anyone home.
Missing the visitor was a good thing. I wasn't up for talking with the representative from the property assessment board. I sent my reconsideration request back in Dec '12. They are just coming around now after the letter said it would only take 30 - 60 days? Taking care of it over the winter would have been great. But now? Their timing leaves a bit to be desired.
I got my hair cut just before heading to Iceland. Apparently 2 inches was too much because since then, I've had a heck of a time putting it up for dance class. There are probably permanent indents in my scalp from all the extra bobby pins needed.
It was a bittersweet last class -- Was sad and relieved. Relieved because I have found it challenging to commit and focus. Made for some hilarious moments where I would move in the opposite direction immediately after nodding I understood the choreography completely...Perhaps I'm not nearly as disciplined as I remembered being.
There's been a lot of emotions rolling around at work. Being a bit of sponge that way, I've been more exhausted than normal. But once I leave the office, it goes away. Mentally, it has been challenging in a good way so that helps to neutralize some. I've been making more exceptions with my time lately so am feeling the limits of work tolerance as well. It doesn't take long before that voice inside says "Stop it, you've done enough".
Calm and quiet back canals of Venice would be great right about now.