Laundry done...check...it is Sunday. I think this is my preferred day to do it. However, I don't understand why people wait to do 8+ loads at a time. It sucks carting it into the laundromat, unloading it, assembling machines (hopefully in a row), drying (same wish for similar area), folding, and taking home. I think these people are nuts. It annoys me since they monopolize machines, carts and areas. No, I am more of a two, maybe, three load build up. I despise the laundromat and the least amount of time spent there the better.
Typically, I wait around for the washer to finish and then head to Safeway to stock up on supplies. Today, the task was wine restock. Shari is visiting next weekend and I want to be prepared. More likely, I am embaressed by how few bottles I have in stock. I have been reading a wine book and am inspired to increase my stock and add variety to my selection. That is the reason I went wine shopping today. Plus, Safeway has a 30% off wine sale thru the 29th--I think. Yes, this motivates me to stock up on wine, too.
Made quick lunch--scrambled eggs with peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheese. I tried to make it into a burrito (of sorts) but my wheat tortillas are terrible. They suck. Noted and will not make that mistake again.
After lunch, I went for a run and thought about the month and what February represents to me. Life, love, loss, celebration. I thought of Shari's trip and I am excited for it. Always, excited to see Shari. But, the reason for her visit is because Brian died on February 28th and each year, we celebrate his life in a different city. We honor who he was and how he continues to touch our lives, respectively. Acknowledging that fact makes me sad. I remember Shari e-mailing me and saying she is having a hard time focusing right now and I do know why. It's February and this sucks. Also, this year, would have marked ten years together for Brian and me.
Yes, February is difficult in a different way each year. I think, for me, I find yoga this time of year to help inspire reflection and releasing some of the buildup of feelings. I don't know. I am just rambling now. I can acknowledge that the running and yoga have definitely helped me stay centered and not drown in the grief of February.
Plus, I know, that we will have an incredible meal and memory to reflect back on in later years. And, I know there will be a walkabout where I get us lost and we end up detouring for 8-10 miles. Always an adventure and I am glad that Shari puts up with me and my lack of direction.
I am well, just melancholy, i suppose. Still, enjoy your Sunday, however you choose to spend the rest of it.