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Yesterday was one of the most beautiful days I’d experienced since I’ve been in Birmingham… and I almost missed it. I spent the majority of the day beginning what seems to be the never ending task of cleaning the loft, skipping what many would believe to be required activities on Sunday morning; church and Sunday School. I ended up skipping most of my planned activities attempting to clean up my escape hatch in life, my home. Betsy decided that I had to leave the house before driving her crazy, so I went to one of our mega bookstores. I ended up running into my organization’s board chair at said store, who basically reiterated the fact that I should enjoy the day instead of being cooped up inside. This may have been due to the aimless wandering that I was apparently doing through the bookstore.
I ended up getting in the car with two magazines, including a premier issue of one entitled Good (a very interesting read and one that may get referenced more often in the coming months), I just decided it wasn’t time to go home yet. I got lost in Mountain Brook (which is still not really that hard to do for me) and found my way to the Clumpie’s. Then I decided to work on one of the 101 in 1001 that I had not in a long time.
I began to wonder why more people don’t take advantage of the views from the big guy though it seemed that a lot of people decided to yesterday.
Some of the attendees were even providing some impromptu entertainment as well.
It was also a chance to escape the hustle and bustle and the brain drain that’s been. I will say it’s always fun to look off in the distance and wonder just what the view will look like in the coming years. I will admit that I currently am not sure where I will be in two months much less two years due to several variables. I’ll say that through it all I’ve been so worried about what others think and not worried enough about myself that it’s starting to show more than I thought it was. It’s nice to be reminded every once in a while to get out and enjoy. And relax.
Enjoy your day, and your week..
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