I have to be back up North by noon on Thursday, to collect my mail, get the paperwork, meet one of J's many brothers, and catch up.
A friend is going to come up and visit me when I'm up North. I actually have a friend in SF who likes me enough to make the drive. Pretty cool :)
J has been making friends with the neighbors, and there is nothing like friendly neighbors.
I didn't find a place to land in LA for my upcoming doctor stuff, but I did cultivate one real, very charming possibility for the future. Not open now, but maybe in a month or two. Which would be better for me anyway.
I've been meditating and doing a lot of spiritual work, and am bent on making as little room as possible for mean-spiritedness and ill-will in my life. This is a wonderful exercise because let's face it, it's a challenge to have no ill-will in these (apparently) increasingly mean-spirited times.
But I have a very welcome houseguest to see, a bf who's a bit challenging but extraordinarily loving, and the sweetest dog alive to get back to.
My bf's brother is going to be hanging around for a few more days. I find that comforting. I'm bringing chocolate.