Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tea and Nuns

Today was a really full day - seems like I've been going for more than just one day and I have to get an early start tomorrow, too.

This afternoon I was so frazzled that I just couldn't think anymore. So, I got out my tea tray - something I've kept at every workplace for the past few years. Mine is simple - an old tray, a tea pot and a pretty cup and saucer. I took about 15 minutes and did nothing but drink a cup of tea. It was restorative. I went back to the task at hand with more energy.

I worked until almost 7, when I went to The Dancing Grouse for tonight's teaching from the Buddist nun who comes each week. This is the first time I've been able to go. It's on Tuesday and I have something more Tuesdays. Tonight I skipped something else to go to that. It was good.

The topic tonight was about anger and how it's a negative in our lives, but gives us an opportunity to practice patience. I took some notes that I will examine when I'm a little fresher.

Jennifer was there tonight. I haven't seen her in ages. She came with Debbie. Get out your score card. Jennifer is Leah's mom, and Leah works with Debbie. I used to work in the same building with them, at the same place where Teresa works. Teresa used to work with Debbie years ago. I know - we need a diagram. It's a small town, what can I say?

Also there tonight was Vicki, who I hadn't seen in ages. It was good to visit with her a little bit.

I had a nice lunch with Trish today and noticed on my way back to the office how spring-y things are looking. When I got back to the office, Peggy was coming in the door so I got to visit with her a little bit.