Today's wintry sunset. Only dog-walkers out.
Yay! Kids are home. I missed their little selves (while at the same time enjoying some freedom from responsibility.) When my ex dropped them off, he was just so unpleasant. I'd been over at the park on the phone, as reception is better there and it was a business call (and I like being outside). I walked back (about 1/4 mile) as soon as he told me they were there. I smiled at him as I walked up. As usual, he just kind of grimaced back, and his smile didn't come close to reaching his eyes.
And to think, I used to live with that. He actually doesn't treat me any differently now that we're divorced than we did when we were married. So glad that's over with.
Today was all about staying in my lane and letting people do what they're going to do and feel how they're going to feel. No reason. I haven't really interacted with very many people the last few days. Nothing much happened. I was just focusing on not focusing on anyone but myself. Refreshing. I should do that more often. It's easy for me to get distracted by what I imagine other people are doing. I meditated, wrote in my journal, made a single work call, walked my dog, meditated by the beach, read...perfect day of self-care.
Time enough to start ramping up work and social life (dating, stay tuned in the coming months, sure to be good stories) in the new year. For now, I have a few more days to laze around guilt-free.