Note to Self…Slow Down

Life gets intense sometimes and I get caught up in various dramas and worrying about too many things…and then, thankfully, I have a day like today.

It started at 6:30 a.m. with prayer and some good Nicaraguan coffee. (Nice.)

Then at 8:00 a.m. I went on a 3+ mile hike at the San Francisco Baylands with my friend Niki. Cardio and good conversation. (Nice.)

Then afterwards, all sweaty and dehydrated, I went to the an estate sale. (Kinda nice.) It was the second day of the sale, and when I walked in, all of the things I had spied in the preview photos were gone…the creamer with the chicks, the miniature bottles, the vintage tins, the old photo albums, the vintage costume jewelry. Gone. All gone. Well, of course they would be.

What was left?  A full service of china. Various crystal pieces. Tons of newer “made in China” Christmas ornaments and craft supplies and lots (and lots) of “collectible” dolls and teddy bears. Most of it just not my thing.

In the end I bought  five books and a cool French Grey Poupon Mustard jar and. Not much, though all good items.

But here’s what I realized … I went through the house so quickly. Too quickly. I mostly did “the quick scan.” I really didn’t look through things carefully. I could have. I should have. Lesson learned…slow down a bit. Look through everything!  You’ll never know what you’ll find.

And how is this rather trying week ending? Tonight at 8:00 my 18-year-old daughter and I will be enjoying the first play of the season for our town’s theatre…a musical production of “Big Fish.” Can’t wait!!

Would love to hear your lessons!

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