I do not care much for birthdays. Yesterday I turned 40. It was the first birthday in many years that I was not severely depressed.
Friday and Saturday I began to think upon this. It was the grace of God that prevented the sadness from overtaking me Sunday. So I begin week eight. I will always count.
Someone needed “my peace” so they asked me to go to Walmart with them yesterday. I went earlier this year. The first time, in at least six years, I have been to that place. Yesterday makes twice this year. I do not intend to make it a habit. It was insane. I left with a headache. I made it home, fell on my couch, woke up some time later with my face buried in the couch. It was just too much to take in. After that nap, I felt much better. It is difficult to not take in all the stimulation. Large crowds can be deadly.
I hesitantly went to HEB yesterday evening. I was afraid the people would be too much for me but thankfully it was not as busy as I expected. My parking spot was available – my evening spot. I normally go around 6am Sunday morning to avoid the people and park on one side but if there are reasons I must go in the afternoon or evening, I park on the other side. It prevents me from getting lost. Don’t make fun of me, it is a good system!
So my daughter begins high school today. My son begins 7th grade. Today I remember…always remember.