It’s time for another edition of Friday Dance Party here on Acorns On Glen. It’s the time where we give thanks for making it through another week and for being alive and present here on Earth. How do we celebrate another week of living? We dance. So, are you alive this Friday? Are you and your family safe and sound? Take a few seconds now to be in the moment and realize what a great life you truly have. Did you give thanks for that?
Good, now let’s dance.
So I know my post is late today versus previous Friday Dance Party posts. There is a reason and it has to do with routine. I have been thinking a lot lately that I am getting sick and tired of doing the same routine day in and day out. I want my life to be more exciting, more spontaneous. Honestly, I do the same things at the same time day after day after day. For example, I brush my teeth every day at 7:15 AM. I leave for work at 8:10 AM. I eat the same foods over and over. I go to bed at the same time every night. I am feeling like an old boring man and I want to change it up. I want to live life more on the edge. Be careful what you wish for…..because today I got my wish!
I walked out of the house this morning thinking my briefcase was in the car. I was the last one to leave the house and so I locked it up tight. With just my car key, my cellphone and a Pepsi Max, I went to my car only to realize that I did not have my briefcase. It wasn’t inside my car. Instead, it was inside the locked house. Which means I don’t have a house key, an office key, a file drawer key where I lock my work computer up each night or a security badge to get into work. All of these things are in my briefcase. So I call everyone that has a key to the house on Glen Road and, of course, no one answers. They just don’t answer their phones, but their texts and emails as well. Smartphones are great if everyone utilizes them at the same time! I finally decide to go to work–I’ll be in there in person and, worse case, I won’t have my computer. However, most of my remaining morning has been tied up in getting a temporary security badge to get into my company’s building, then waiting for security to come unlock my office. I have found out there are loaner computers, but they take an hour to be delivered and another hour to load with your personal settings. Bottom line, it’s noon and I’m sick of change. I want my old, boring, routine life back. What was I thinking? I don’t want to have to beg, plead, show my ID or pay money to get one-day replacements. Can Friday start again the old way for me? I just want everything I like and need to be right up next to me. Which reminds me of this week’s song. It’s ‘Next To Me’ by Emeli Sande. Emeli is a big hit in the UK and only now being heard in the US. So turn up your speakers and dance. You’ve scored another week. Even if it’s been a little wild and frenzied, like my Friday, it still counts. I’ll see you later….it is about 12:30 PM here….that’s the time I ALWAYS eat lunch. I love my routine!