This morning, I took muffins and scones to the soup kitchen. This afternoon, I left fifty cents on a shelf where noodle bowl soup was on sale. Tonight, I spent an hour with my upstairs neighbour, helping her migrate her email contacts from one account to another, and teaching her the basics of how to use iTunes and Skype.
I haven't heard back about the project quote I sent last week, but another (very small) project came in on Friday; I did it over the weekend and turned it in this morning, which felt great. That project had been sent to me by my friend/client, who wasn't up to doing it herself; aside from writing her husband's tribute, I hadn't had any contact with her since May (I just kept - and keep - sending emails of love and support). On the friend side, I know that's the right thing to do; on the work side, she's been my only client for more than two years, and I had some important questions that I needed to ask... but I kept hesitating, because I know she's going through so much. Anyway, when she sent me the small project, I finally sent her a list of work questions - with a lot of love and my apologies for asking. She responded today, and 1) I can invoice for a couple of things, and she said she could advance me some money against future work; together, that will help me pay July bills and August rent; 2) she said I can contact some people (for possible work) that I'd been hesitant to email without her permission; and 3) I also now know more of what's going on in her life - not much, but a little, and that makes a huge difference. So that was today's Big Receive!
The weather was still grey today, though not rainy. I felt literally under the weather - not a full-on migraine, but the auras of total brain fog and feeling "unplugged," that kind of exhaustion that's more like stupor. I'm looking forward to a good sleep tonight.
Hope you all had good Mondays - Cheers!