This day is really very sweet to me, for several reasons. Here they are, organized in a nice list, though the list is in no particular order:
1. The numbers. I just really like when numbers line up so beautifully, and 11.1.11 is just aesthetically pleasing, don't you think? It's like make-a-wish-all-day. (Does anyone else make wishes when it's 11:11, or 3:33 or whatever? No? You're all grown up adults? Okay, moving on....)
2. It happens to be this girl's birthday.
3. I had the day off today. Last night was my first shift as a supervisor and it was a little stressful, especially because I've only been back with the company eight weeks and I never, ever close so I sort of had no idea what I was doing. But last night was a success, thanks to my competent baristas, and with that off my shoulders I was able to relax today.
4. Halloween is over, which means I can start listening to Christmas music. This album is on my wish list:
5. Today this happened:
I always love it when the red cups make their appearance, but this year it's a little bittersweet. Sara loved the red cups. Last year around this time, she was in Petaluma, and I got to spend an afternoon with her, Noreen and Woody. We had lunch at the Himalayan Kabob and Curry House, walked around downtown, went to Powell's for candy, and I forgot my keys so the four of us were locked out of our house. I just remember talking about how much we loved Starbucks Christmas cups and how we looked forward to them every year. I wish she was here, and I wish we could go get coffee together, or candy, and I wish I could just talk to her. One thing I know for sure is that every time I see those cups at work I'll think of Sara. I'm so thankful for the reminders of her joy-filled life. So thankful. I just wish she were here.
Overall, this day is a blessing and a gift. Welcome, November.