Good grief! As I’ve written before, I tend to be a sappy person, but there are some days when it just doesn’t pay to put on mascara and today is one of those days. I logged onto my computer to find out that one friend is dealing with a dying parent (sad news…tears), to hear from other friends that they’ve met their new daughter in China (happy news…tears) and then it seems that everything else I read made me feel emotional. I keep wiping my eyes, pretending that I must have something in them to cause them to water so much. If I didn’t need my reading glasses to see what I’m reading and writing, I’d put my sunglasses on to hide my teary eyes.
I’m sitting in a comfy chair at Starbucks, I have a venti coffee by my side, the sun is shining and I’m having a wonderful weekend away with my husband, our oldest son and his lovely bride. Is that cause for tears? No, but I think the combination of enjoying my weekend and feeling relaxed and grateful, sends my sappy-ometer sky-high. Either that or hormones – who knows? And, as a woman in my fifties, I can play that hormone card whenever I want.