Act 343

Get outside your comfort zone

So, as mentioned in a previous post, some of our favourite people are coming to visit for Christmas and we can hardly wait. Nine more sleeps!

And while I relish the thought of a house full at Christmas, I am also consumed by the logistics of it all. Where will they sleep? What will they eat? Do I have enough coffee?

Funny how that works. My dreams are full of vivid scenarios such as these. Silly, I know. But then, last night I awoke with a thought I hadn’t had before. Just let it happen. It’s going to be fine. If you knew me, you would know that this is a breakthrough. An understanding that life goes on. What needs to happen will happen. And in that thought I found much comfort.

So today, I went to my local CMHA thrift shop looking for linen. Something I would never have done before. There I found three sets of perfect high thread count double sheets. Exactly what I needed for all of nine dollars. Nine sleeps. Nine dollars. Call me crazy. They were perfectly ironed and folded and waiting for me. They are being washed in hot water with bleach at the moment after which I will perfectly fold them and in nine more sleeps, they will part and parcel of what could arguably be the most in sync Christmas ever.

If you’d told me a year ago I’d be blogging about buying sheets at the thrift store, I would have told you that you were the crazy one. I have found a way to get outside my comfort zone and, I’m happy to tell you, I’m liking it very much indeed.

Turns out, I’m not crazy after all. I’m just happy. It’s easy to confuse the two.