The last couple of weeks have been particularly trying. There was a long list of things I needed to catch up on, including following the shenanigans of the town budget committee when dealing with the library appropriation for the coming year; finalizing plans for the April guild meeting; creating a budget for and applying for tax exempt status reinstatement for the state quilt guild. Oh, how I hate dealing with the IRS! And why don't people return emails, for heaven's sake!?!
By Saturday night, I was just worn out. Thank goodness for quilting - my therapy for tough (and not so tough) times. Brunch with Pauline on Sunday helped, too. I sold her a lovely quilt to send to her daughter in California, and afterwards, I engaged in a little fabric therapy at Jennine's quilt shop. Perfect rewards for a difficult week.
But I do need to remind myself to chill out. Last night's Friends of the Library meeting was one of those occasions. One of our members, J-, has a drill sergeant way about her. I think she's actually quite insecure, but she covers it up by issuing orders, even when it's not her place to do so. We were going over the recent Friends auction and banquet (which I missed), suggesting ways to make it better next year before we forget. J- had a long list of gripes, including some "very unprofessional" typos she claimed I had made on some of the posters. I didn't think I had done this (only on some but not all???), but rather than argue as I usually do, I just smiled and said, "if you say so." Everyone glared at J- who immediately stopped carping. I went home feeling OK rather than mad. That helps!
This week the cleaning ladies didn't come for some reason, so I did a little myself. Later today I'll try yoga for the first time since I hurt my knee a couple of months ago. Our instructor, bless her heart, has said that she will set aside a chair for me to use when everyone else is on the floor or on their knees. I walked up and down several flights of steps at the library last night, without much pain, so I think I'm finally on the mend. Things all seem to be looking up this week - if only the snow would melt!