Today was an interesting day. First I went to a testing center and took an exam. It was for a professional certification – something I’ve worked toward for a long time. It was a 200 question exam that took about 2 ½ hours, and it was the culmination of a long, difficult climb. It means a lot to me professionally.
My husband was at an all-day training event today, so when I passed it, all I could do was text him the good news. I also let my boss know and called my son. Then I was pretty much out of celebration opportunities.
So I scrubbed my kitchen floor, cleaned our master bath, and cleaned some spots on my dining room floor and a bar stool, all in preparation for having family to my house for Thanksgiving. After that I made a grocery list and went grocery shopping. Then it was time to meet Bob at a Scout-related dinner. It was a pleasant enough affair, with lots of great people at it, but I was pleasantly surprised when Bob suggested we leave at the earliest polite opportunity.
Since then, we’ve been relaxing at home with a plate of cheese and crackers, him enjoying a beer, me a glass of wine. We’ve watched a couple of our favorite shows from Acorn TV. It’s not necessarily the celebration I would have chosen, but it’s been nice.
But I can’t help but reflect on what an odd day it has been! From professional heights to scullery maid to dutiful wife to comfortable old married couple. Wow!