Just take a deep breath and do something different. On Friday, I'm hosting a French traveller who is on a year-long tour around North America. He (yes it's a he and he's young enough to be my son) arrives on Friday morning and I'm showing him the sites. Pebbles and Slater, who hope to do a similar year-long trip through Europe and Asia, are coming over for dinner. They hope to gather information about his travels, meditation stays and his volunteer efforts. Let me just say - this is certainly out of the ordinary for me, but I believe that we can all learn from one another. This is just me, doing my part, paying it forward so that when my kiddos are across the world, some other mother will take them in and show them around.
I've got some Texas-centric things planned - touring "old town", watching the cattle drive, visiting the American/Western art museum, in addition to the other world class museums - and what I hope will be the highlight - I'm taking him to a horse show - and not an ordinary horse show, but one that showcases the skills necessary to be a ranch horse. If it's cowboys he wants to see, then I am just the old cowgirl to provide color commentary. Anyway, I'm nervous, but hopeful that he enjoys his short stay in Cowtown.
I've got a workout planned at lunch with maybe, just maybe, some weight work thrown in.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Joie de vivre.