Friday, March 01, 2024

Five thoughts and things on Friday




1)      If yesterday's post was blessedly whine-free about Gaza, it was because I whined on FB, where I've mostly absented myself since October, instead. And then my people stepped in full of strength and sympathy and support. How can I not believe in the potential of this world when I'm surrounded by so much kindness and love?

   2)     Almost too much love. Just kidding...

  3)     But actually, I was late getting home because a workplace chat went on and on and then late to book club because Big A kept on prolonging our soak-and-chat and late getting home to dinner because there was pre-birthday cake and jollities at book club and then late for a friend's pooja because the dinner I made (couscous salad with almonds, felafel, and a ton of veggies, + the spicy feta dip a book club friend insisted I take home) was amusingly deemed merely "a side" so Big A got some shawarma wraps to top it off. At that point, I decided it would be best just to send my regrets to the pooja people. And so I did.

4)      I also got all the plant care, cleaning, and settling done today so I can take the rest of the weekend off to relax and luxuriate in birthday love and prep for reentry into the work week. 

5)       Pic: A snapshot of my very whiny FB post. Soc med circles are so weird. I bet if this was on Twitter, someone would have told me to STFU already.

6 comments:

Nance said...

Thank you for reminding me of the everso pleasant and gently rollicking word "jollities". I need to reincorporate it into my vocabulary life Immediately.

Your dinner sounded wonderful and nourishing and perfect and complete without your husband's addition. At least he went and got them himself. Hrmph.

I hope your posts re: Gaza are not partially self-flagellation because of the warm and loving life you built for yourself. Because you do so much for others, and you've worked hard to make your life what it is.

maya said...

Nance, I'm sure there's a lot of "but for the grace of the universe there go I" and survivor guilt in there...

Nicole said...

I would 100% have been thrilled with that dinner, Maya!
I actually really love social media because I think that people can be so kind and loving and supportive. Sure, there are bad pockets, but there are also wonderfully kind and empathetic people out there. It is what you make of it, I guess.
Tell me more about this soak and chat?

maya said...

Nicole--it's a bit like your favorite restaurant meal, I think?

Re. "soak and chat"--It sounds like something toddlers would do, but we get in the tub and then end up chatting about everything under the sun. Same on our walks.

NGS said...

There's a song "Good People" by a band called Great Big Sea and when I was listening to it yesterday, I was thinking about you, Maya. The world can seem like a terrible place, but there are good people.

maya said...

Engie--I absolutely agree... look at you randomly thinking about an internet friend on your off day! :) Hugs and love to you, friend!

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