Downgrading my skin condition from maddening to annoying, with scattered outbursts of crazymaking from time to time. Not sold on seeing a doctor today but haven't ruled it out. If nothing else, I'll reassess tomorrow.
Today will be a long work day as well, but at a better pace with better margins. Staff Meeting is at the Elysian tonight, and there's a Community Group Leaders' meeting right before, so I plan to stay at the office until around 8 pm, then walk up. Settling into a long day is easier when: a) I have the next day off, and b) I decided ahead of time to work at a relaxed pace with breaks whenever I feel the desire. In fact, I think today will be fun.
The unfun part of today, perhaps, will be a brief, hard conversation (actually, a monologue from me) with my ex-boss, who plans to come in today. Funny how God works: with all the frustration, dismay, anger, and hurt I've felt, when I saw her yesterday, my heart was filled with compassion. Didn't expect that, and certainly didn't put it there myself-- that's a gift. I've no delusion that our time will not be hard, but I also have great hope in the presence of God's Spirit.
So if that's all true, why am I gathering so much garbage in my own life?