I checked the basement and while it is a little bit of a mess, they did do some cleanup, at least.
I made a few dollars at the poker table but it wasn't anything to brag home about. I played a 9-seat tournament and at a table. It was practice for the game we had with my husband's family today.
This week I began to read Brick Lane by Monica Ali. It's very spellbinding.
This morning, before getting up for the day, I pulled our little footstool over by one of the windows. I drew the blinds and got to watch my street for a bit. The sun was on my face, and I could hear the music from the art gallery/recording studio across the street. If I leaned out a little bit, I could see the purple petunias on our front porch. It was a very calm and centering way to start my day.