BestThings: Late Friday Morning Edition

It's Friday!! Woooo!!!!  For me that means my work week is getting started.  And that's okay.  If I can get away with working Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun and bring in the money I need and then some, not a bad gig.  This is my morning part 2 again today.  I got up at 4:30 to take some neighbors to the airport in lieu of a cab, made a quick $20, and back to sleep I went.  Again.  Finally.  At 6 am, after dozing through two catch up meditations.  Speaking of that...yesterday's round-up of best things goes like this:

Meditation.  Every 3 months or so Oprah and Deepak Chopra offer a 21-day free meditation program.  I always try to catch these.  I have been a few days behind, but I am now caught up as of today.  This series theme is on grace, stemming from gratitude.  My life always significantly changes when I do these, so do yourself a favor and sign up here:  I don't think you will regret it.

Errands.  Yesterday I got so many things done!  I took boxes to my storage unit, mailed a box of stuff to my brother in Oakland, got laundry put away, and got my life tidied back up.  I guess now it takes me about two days to get all caught up after traveling on an extensive trip.  The Rollerskate (my car) is clean and shiny and open for business.  

Happy Hour.  My housemate and I went to Salty's on the Columbia yesterday afternoon for happy hour.  We sat outside on the upper deck and watched the sailboats on the river while enjoying coconut shrimp, calamari and some dirty fries.  We went inside where I had a Baked Alaska (a first for me).  It was a beautiful evening and Kelly treated me for my birthday.  I forget what an amazing restaurant this is.  One of these sunny afternoons go check it out.  Happy Hour is from 3-6.  

I think that's it for now.  But we will see what adventures are to be had today. It is entirely possible I may be having the best summer of my entire adult life, and I am loving every minute of it.  Oh!  Tonight and tomorrow there's a little super-cool music festival in Canby, Oregon called Harefest.  If you love ACDC, BonJovi, Led Zeppelin, Guns n' Roses, Journey, to name a few....get yourself there.