Monday, October 23, 2006

Surreal

I had a strange surreal kind of weekend....On Sat. & Sun. my hubby was out of town and I had absolutely nothing on my mind....no errands to run, no chores to do...nothing...at least nothing I could think of. It seemed as if my mind was detached from the rest of me and floating aimlessly around with nothing to think about or accomplish, my body moved around but not too much came of it...:)....strange....I'm usually so focused.
Then yesterday I worked all day at Lands' End...well not exactly worked...actually I sat in a training session all day...it was fairly boring and again, surreal...out in the mall, business was happening, people were hurrying about but inside our conference room...nothing...reading and occasionally some discussion...strange and it didn't seem at all like a Sunday.....who goes to Sears at 8am on a Sunday?!?
This morning traffice was bizarre...and that's saying alot for Atlanta where bizarre is the norm....I sat through the light one block from my building at least 4-6 times, thought I would never get here and briefly considered parking at Wendy's and walking to work...I finally did arrive to find everything topsy turvy at the office...we are moving to a new location on Friday so everyone is in jeans(except me, I forgot) and packing....strange....
and to top it all off...I opened my email to find a note from an old friend...a very old friend - GC....
how in the world did he find us? Through my blog?!? Perhaps he read my post on our anniversary. He was there at that Tuesday wedding ceremony...:) but we haven't been in contact since our children were babies....wow!
So nice to hear from him! and isn't technology amazing...that someone from 30 years ago could find us and reach out to us...out of the blue....strange and surreal....
He did it once before...we hadn't heard from him in a few years...we were moving from our hometown in AL to the wilds of the big city of Philadelphia...literally, we were loading the truck, preparing to drive out in a day or two.....and guess who knocked on our door? It was GC....out of the blue...like today....just before we fell off the planet...well as far as AL would be concerned....PA might as well be the moon.
I guess he has a knack for finding us....back then we attributed it to the Lord...perhaps His hand is in it this time too...I never did believe in coincidences...:)

I think I'm gonna have a cup of Earl Grey....prepare my files for packing and see what this day may bring...wondering if the strange and surreal will continue....

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10:45 am update...
It continues...I just won lunch for my whole office from a local Christian radio station....

9 comments:

everydayRANDOM said...

I know the feeling - I'm feeling it today. Surreal is a great way to describe it.

Guess we all have to have those kind of days. Hope it all comes together for you!>>>

Tammy said...

Hey Cheryl,
Yes, I am back for just a little sureal while...lol!!
Hubby and I start a new job together Wed...the CD factory like to have broke my back and then when the people found out my Hubby was on strike started being mean and beyond ugly...my nerves could not take it at this time...I'm glad you won the free lunch...awesome!!
:-D

Mrs. Mac said...

I'm only feeling tired today. How exciting to win something on the radio!

Sissy B. said...

I usually get that way when both my husband and daughter have gone fishing and the house gets real quiet....happens more now that she is older..it kinda makes me feel lost somehow. What was the lunch you won???? How exciting!! I had a high school friend read about me receiving my Master's degree in my old hometown newspaper and she tracked me down via the internet...I hadn't heard from her in over twenty years..it is always fun when that happens :) funny how we allhave those friends that we see every decade or two isn't it? BTW thanks for stopping by the front porch...all is well...just wanting to take some extra time todelve into a discipleship Series Bible Study I have on Living God's Will....I felt like I needed to get a firmer footing these days...hope to be "talkin" with you soon!

Amydeanne said...

oooooooooo congrat's on the lunch!! That's awesome!!!

I just finished a cup of earl grey myself!

surreal... I'm afraid I know that feeling too much lately!

Hope you have a nice quiet time while hubby is away!
hugs and prayers!

BekABoo said...

Well, I hope you snap out of it, I think. You know, I don't know that I have an on/off brain switch. I think it would be nice to not think about anything for a day or two...let time just slip by. At least it's better than a laundry list of problems/chores/to-do's reeling through your mind, right?

Gina said...

Congratulations on the free lunches! Yes, technology is so amazing. It's wild to me how God chose us to be alive at certain times in history. What if he had placed us in a time in history pre-blog world?!!

Birmingham Girl said...

Love to share that cup of Earl Grey with you.
Have a wonderful lunch with your co-workers and RELAX!

T Texas Red said...

WOW.. way to go with the winning lunch thing.Bet the co-workers enjoyed that. How cool.
The GC thing is cool. He does keep turning up doesn't he??? Hope life is going great for his bunch. I know you guys were glad to hear from him.
Sounds like you had quite to weekend.
Had supper with Kate and breakfast(at her request)too. Was very nice... great kid you've got there!!! Oh and that Jada... so beautiful and such a sweetie. and taller I might add. Had lots of hugs for me and her aunt J.
She's getting it straight... how me and aunt J are Gigi's sisters and Granny is our mommy.. That's a hard thing to get straight... so fun to watch kids (can almost see the wheels turning in their heads)
when they are figuring out that relationship thing.
Too bad you missed the jeans thing at work.