Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday, Monday... so good to me

Today was such a beautiful day! On Mondays and Wednesdays, my mom's and I are both downtown for the day-- her at work, me at school. So instead of wasting gas, we get to carpool on those two days. It's so wonderful! I wake up early with my mom and we head out the door at 6:45. It's so nice to leave the house that early. The air smells like rain, everything is quiet, damp and dark. I love it!! This early morning time is also great one-on-one time with my mom. With our busy schedules a day can easily pass us by without our even seeing each other. It's so nice to have a half hour of uninterrupted "catching up" time.

Another great thing about carpooling with my mom to school/work twice a week is it gives me an opportunity to explore Portland. I generally get out of school about an hour and a half earlier than my mom. I love it, because I take the street car to an interesting looking stop downtown, get off and explore for a good hour before I hop back on the street car, get off at Everett and walk the seven blocks to my mom's work. Portland's beauty and delightful uniqueness never ceases to amaze me!

Anywho.. I suppose there was nothing special about today.. I just really enjoyed it. Hopefully Tuesday is just as great!


Susan said...

I will just bet that your mom loves the time spent with you too.
You are lucky to have time alone together.....
It is also fun to get to know your mom adult to adult..something new in the mix:)

Iconography Girl said...

Hey! I just found your blog. You know who I am -- "Yosi's mom" ;-> {You'll love the title of my blog}

I have never been someone who enjoys early mornings, especially rainy ones, so I commend you for your appreciation of a 6:45am start!

I also loved the comment in your last blog about lacking a "mouth filter"! I suffer from that in a big way. Don't they have those on EBay? Craigslist? Is there a Chinook Book coupon for one? The only thing that helps me is if I can get myself to pause and mentally count "1,2,3" or at least take a good, deep breath before I talk. It rarely happens, but, when it does, it makes a HUGE difference.

Of course, some of us are simply extroverts who actually feel energized by intensely talking and interacting with others. We feel alive. Sitting at home in quiet all day drives me nuts...but maybe it is a reflection that I lack the internal calm and peace to be able to enjoy it externally. Hmmmm...