I’m not sure how long this letter will be because I’m back home later than I planned to be and I have to be up and out tomorrow morning by 6:45 for a workout with Anthony before I leave for New Paltz, allowing time to stop, fill up my gas tank and stop again for an extra-large Dunkin’ D coffee. Still love DD more than any other coffee chain, even Starbucks.
So here’s my big news: I’m Not Feeling Miserable!!!! In fact it’s been mostly good for the last few days…
Two days at SUNY with Tom and the HVWP team, Christine and Jackie and a group of very excited teachers from our Open Institute last year. An overnight in Ellenville with the Kaplan clan. Back home, laptop returned with a brand new battery and no damage to any existing data. A stop at Pier One to look at porch furniture. Yes, I know I have some out there- chairs, a table but I think I’d like to change things up: add a couch, a comfy chair, a cool side table, orange cushions maybe, an all-weather area rug. Sound interesting? No, not interesting, but hey, I’m home now. I want to make it even more home.
I’m missing us in your place. No, I’m not going back to relive a life that’s gone. I’m not miserable, really, just thinking things through.
I spent today breakfasting with Bonnie C. at Strawberry Place, lunching with Sharon at Temptations(where we met Kathy Troy and kids from our teaching lives at PR. Kathy reads my letters to you and gave me a very loving hug of support) 🙂 Finally dining with Rick and family in Ossining: Rick and Earis, Dani and Cliff, Leigh and Dan. Friends and Family on a Friday- PERFECT!
I’m not miserable.
And tomorrow I’ll be up early and stalling to get started but once I’m in motion I’ll be almost happy… maybe happy for real. I’m not sure yet what happy really feels like without you. I know, you’re wondering: Happy? What’s that? Not a word you would ever use to describe yourself but then, when we were together you didn’t have to. I was happy for both of us and it was infectious. I know that for sure!
I am missing you right now on this Friday night but, Tuv R, I am NOT MISERABLE! Yay!