Happy Monday! How are things? I hope you all had a lovely weekend! For me, the weekend was rich and full and wonderful. I kicked off my Friday evening with a much-needed haircut (full disclosure: it’s been at least 9 months since my last cut) and I feel like a new woman. Plus, I’m a natural curly top and rarely straighten my hair, so the change has been fun.
Then, bright and early Saturday morning I trucked off to sensitivity training so I can volunteer at Engedi Refuge Ministries, an education program and safe house being put in place here in Whatcom County for women coming out of prostitution. The training went really well and gave us all some insights into what these women will be going through and how we can support them through the painful healing and restoration process. Being in a room with a few dozen other women who are committed to reaching out to the hurting was so inspiring. I have a final training session next month that will go into the psychology of trauma bonding.
After the training I rushed back home. J and I had invited some friends over for a double date/puppy play date so that their 14 week old labradoodle could frolic around with Cobalt. The eats were fabulous but I failed to get a picture. Grillmaster J wanted a little surf and turf so he threw some steaks and shrimp on the barbie and whipped up some mouth-watering garlic roasted potatoes. We played a rousing game of Settlers of Catan (because we’re all cool like that) and laughed at the puppies’ antics long into the night. Cobalt has a new-found friend in sweet little Opie and us pet-mamas plan to get our puppies together for another play date soon.
Sunday was just what I needed, the chance to relax at home, cuddle up on the couch with J and Cobalt. And I got some reading in too.
Sometimes it really is the small joys that make each day great. So what were the highlights of your weekend?