Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Keeping Perspective (an attempt...)

These days are busy and frustrating when there is so much to be done, but the doing is so difficult.  It is beginning to feel like I have a million things on the go. For instance, I find the dryer door open with half the laundry folded.  Oh, yeah, I was doing that then the phone rang and I turned around from that and noticed the half packed up winter stuff so I worked on that for a few minutes but then noticed the time.  I started working on those lunch dishes, because I started thinking about getting some supper started.  And what happened to supper? Well, I got called to the bathroom for help, with, er, the wiping.  Then I had to check on what Neve was up to downstairs, where I found that open dryer door and found myself almost in tears, because this getting done anything is so impossible.  Aggghh!

Thankfully there's the other moments too, when I am reminded to just enjoy the moments. (And thankfully times when things are getting done, a box at a time :) As I walked up the stairs and saw the dirt everywhere, something made me smile and think about the fun the kids had on this beautiful day, going in and out, setting up the sprinkler, tracking in grass, dropping wet suits and towels.  Oh, well, I will smile this moment and not care about the mess.  Life is still going on, its not on hold for this transition.

And, while the thoughts of moving are a little totally overwhelming.  I am being reminded at moments to keep dreaming about the plans and the fun we will have.  I've still snuck in a few chapters on my latest reads:

This is really all quite fun, right?  So many fun plans.  Yes, yes, I know its a lot of work but definately insanely rewarding and exciting.  We'll fit in new projects and bring in new animals as we can, when its right.  And I will keep working on perspective, balance, and thankfulness.


Angela said...

You know I love you right? I have to giggle seeing you so excited about chickens and farm life. I LOVE that you are excited about it and have shared your excitement with us, because it's so fun to see someone find dreams becoming reality, even if our dreams, do not involve chickens, well not any good dreams anyways heehee. On the same front, we had friends with animals and house sat for them on occasion so they could get away- so know we will help as we are able.

Monica said...

You have no idea how much I needed to know this morning that I'm not the only one who can't get anything done! As I look around at the dirty floors, cluttered counters, hear the dryer going knowing that when it's done I have 3 baskets of laundry to fold, and wondering where to start with the packing when I don't know how long it will be till we move, I sure understand the overwhelmed feeling! So,I'm going to set my timer for 15 minutes and get out the vaccuum, and see where I go from there. Thank you for sharing your heart!