Saturday, February 18, 2012

Day 18 ~ A Full Day

I love full days.  I am thoroughly and completely exhausted after one such day, but I nonetheless love it, and them.

Today was one of those days where the pending events of the day awoke me long before I should have been up.  The good part, I had plenty of time to drink plenty of coffee, and I even found a new show on television (the luxury of being in a hotel for the weekend..cable :)...ahh.).  That said, it ended up I needed extra time because the television show was covering a story from earlier this week that literally had me somewhere between tears and fury.  It is moments like that when someone should be with me to take my twitter account away from me. :)  *Sigh*

If my morning "crazy" wasn't enough to exhaust me, I had the second day of our board meeting to attend.  The weight of responsibility to be the "voice" (boy is that word at risk of becoming overused in my personal vocabulary) of concern and discontent rising up among some of the board members on an ongoing set of issues facing us, well...it had me physically ill.  I really was somewhere between complete indignation and nervous anxiety.  I found a quiet spot in the corner of the board room to draft my thoughts.  If I have learned anything over the past year, it is to write out my thoughts before speaking (it helps to prevent any of my "passion" outbursts).  Needless to say, the board meeting was exhausting.

...but wait...there's more...

As soon as the board meeting ended, I took in my first baseball game at the University of Arkansas, ran into tons of friends and family (wonderful), nearly froze myself silly (Carl was a gentlemen in lending me his coat), and I devoured two hot dogs because of course I had not eaten all day (I prefer not to throw up when I have presentations or speaking to do.).

...but wait...there's more...

From the baseball game, I went to my first basketball game in Bud Walton Arena since I graduated college in 1994.  The last time I was in the arena, I was watching us win the Final Four on a giant screen.  Being back was surreal.  The game didn't end well, but it was thrilling to experience it from start-to-finish with a sell out crowd.

...but wait...there's more...

Dinner in Tontitown at Mama Z's rounded out the day.  Oh my!  It was SO good.  Even an eye-splitting headache could not diminish the great meal and lovely staff.  It was a great first visit to a Tontitown landmark. :)

....finally, bed.  I cannot remember the last time I squeezed so much into one day...in so many places...at such a pace...most of it unplanned...and wait for it....in black heels.  My feet might not ever recover. :) :)

Full days...full of the expected, the unexpected, family, friends, new friends, new acts of bravery to remind me YES I CAN, remembrances, nostalgia, laughter, great food, and battered feet. 


I love full days.  Someone told me yesterday, "Heather you can't save the world; you need to have some fun too."  Have you ever had one of those moments when you wonder, "Is that what people really think of me?"  Well, I did, and I was a little taken aback...not upset...just pondering the words.  I don't want to save the world.  I just want to make a difference in my small part of the world...my part of the world that I feel responsible for...I will let you know when I figure out what exactly that part is...:)

Full days...remind you that you can squeeze more into a day than you may first believe.  They remind you that you have miles to go before you sleep....miles to go...

"...The woods are lovely, dark and deep,  But I have promises to keep,  And miles to go before I sleep,  And miles to go before I sleep." ~ Robert Frost

Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :) 

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