I'm having guests over tonight for snackies, a visit and a tour. My supervisor from about twenty years ago and her husband, who is legally, but not literally blind, are looking to move into the same complex in which I currently live. They own a house in the very area that I would like to live and want to wait for the housing market to bounce back a bit before selling it. They have been able to rent it out and have been living the "urban" lifestyle for a couple of years and just love it. They want an insider's view of this place, so I'm having them over right after work for a chat.
Which reminds me, I've fallen down with entertaining here at The Closet. I'm trying to remember the last time I had someone over. I guess it was Barbie. I need to remedy that. It is just so easy to fall into the habit of NOT entertaining - NOT engaging others. And yes, I think it is a habit. And I wonder how closely it is tied to internet usage? Or is it just a sign of the times? Are we so busy that we don't entertain, even on a small scale?
I know for me, it is just so difficult to make social calls. I just don't do it. I'll text, for sure, but it's hard for me, even to call my Trusted Advisor. I don't even do that as often as would be beneficial. I need to continue to work on this area of my life. People bring me pleasure - it is important to continue to cultivate friends with skin, in addition to friends with keyboards.
I did not act in my own best interest food-wise yesterday. I know where my achilles' heel is and I chose not to guard it. I was feeling a bit down about a couple of things and I knew my resolve was weak and I should have waited to pick up the food stuffs I needed for tonight, but I did not. So, I violated my rule about shopping when impaired. I did not stick to my rule about making decisions when they are easy.
Work is crazy busy and will be until early May. The seminar that I am organizing for my professional colleagues is coming along, but is a ways from being completely planned. I've got my work trip to Seattle coming up on Saturday and I have not even thought about what to pack. But first things first, I guess. What can I do today that is in my own best interest?
What will you do today that is in your own best interest? What will further your goals? One of mine would be to quit buying Groupons! I've been amassing them like crazy - only the good restaurant ones, but still.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Have people over. Relatives don't count.