I took the T to Micah House tonight after work. 86 bus to Cleveland Circle, C line to St. Mary's, walk to Micah House (I'd printed out a GoogleMap). Well, I'd never taken the C Line to the end, so I didn't know that it actually drops you off at Reservoir and you have to walk to the C Line stop. (When we ended at Reservoir, I asked the driver where I would go to pick up the C Line, and I found the conglomeration of trolleys but wasn't sure where to actually board, so I asked another transit worker.)
Really I should have taken the 66 to Coolidge Corner, where I could have picked up the C Line much closer to St. Mary's (and also maybe not spent like 25 minutes on the bus -- though I forget how long it takes from HBS to Coolidge Corner), or I could have picked up the B Line off the 66 and walked from BU Central.
I had a GoogleMap printout for getting there from St. Mary's, and went too far on one side street and then turned in the wrong direction off another, but still made it there around 6:20.
I walked in and was like, "Hey, Jeff, Ice of Death." I didn't say, "A whole bunch of you interns live in this house -- were none of you home today to shovel the ice when it melted?" Apparently they have people who come and plow the snow, so they just assumed they would come and take care of the ice -- yeah, not so much. One woman actually fell and dislocated her knee (apparently this happens to her a lot, so she was actually trying to pop it back in herself).
We had homemade mac&cheese -- which was still being made at 6:45 (start time was 6:30) -- and there wasn't any salad or veggies. Sigh.
I had thought discussion would be better tonight than last week because there was more substance to discuss, but arguably the discussion was more scattered this week (or perhaps more accurately, more "superficial" as Laurel put it -- reminding me of our early conversations about RED class "hydroplaning") -- though Jeff was better than he was last week about not being like, "So now let's talk about thus-and-such" [this is like his favorite book, so of course there are particular things he wants to talk about]. And definitely lots of people raised really interesting points.
We wrapped up around 9:30, and Laurel and I opted to head home (there was a dance party starting around 10, but Laurel wasn't entirely dressed appropriately -- we hadn't known there was gonna be one -- and she was really tired, so she felt like if she stayed and waited she would fall asleep) and we ended up having a good conversation about poly while in her car; she had been really tired, so it was nice/comforting to see her more energized and just sort of normal.
Email tonight included one from Thi (whose financial position at CWM I'm taking over), which opened, "Here's the spreadsheet, I was telling you about. We probably won't be at church on Sunday since Jen is currently in labor so I hope you have some experience with Excel."
My phone was down to one bar and I plugged in to charge after I got home and I was still on the computer when it finished recharging. This is bad. But lots of good emailing.
***"Joy Sadhana is a daily practice in the observation of joy."
-mylittleredgirl [more info]Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine
-"You Are Mine" (David Haas)
Five good things about today:
1. My walk to Davis was 90% ice-free! (And took me 25 minutes instead of yesterday's 35.)
2. I'm less sore today than I was yesterday.
3. Jeff was appreciative of the approach I bring to the book group (very grounded, pull-no-punches, straightforward "thus-and-such didn't work for me" or whatever; also: pedantic, and time-conscious).
4. I got to have some really nice interaction with Laurel.
5. [redacted, v. 2(.5) ]
Three things I did well today:
1. Well, I went to the ( gymCollapse )
2. I'm a good friend.
3. I asked directions (twice) for where to pick up the C Line at Cleveland Circle.
Two things I am looking forward to (doing [better]) tomorrow:["anything that you're looking forward to, that means you're facing tomorrow with joy, not trepidation," as Ari says]
1. sleeping in
2. seeing a friend