I'm not gonna lie ... this was a long weekend. And not in the sense of it being a 3-4 day vacation weekend versus the normal two off of work, but in the sense of long hours of physical work, emotional stress, and all around, the reminder that life is really big.
I helped Emily on Friday with a wedding that she coordinated and it was way more work than either of us thought it would be. We left the house at 2:30 PM and didn't get back till almost 11:30! I could regale you with stories about it, but it really isn't worth my time to type or your time to read. We were so glad to get home.
I think I mentioned that Em and Kyle bought a little house and are renovating it? I spent most of Saturday and Sunday with them painting and cleaning the basement apartment that they will rent out. There's only a bit of work left down there and it's already looking rather homey ... THAT feels good to me and I'm sure espceially to them. The real fun will be helping them turn their personal living space upstairs into something cozy ... the redone wood floors already look so beautiful.
After those three days of wedding and house reno, my own housekeeping, grocery shopping, and dinner making ... I think I need physical therapy! I'm creaky-cracky in my bones. :)
"Life feeling really big" isn't always bad, to be sure, and in the midst of some heavy, busy, and close-to-overwhelming experiences, there's always a silver lining. I just have to find it. The silver lining doesn't erase the gray cloud, but it can make it a bit easier to handle sometimes. A little bling never hurt anybody, right?