Wow…can you believe how long it has been since my last post?
“Long Time No See!”
Let me explain…
Hubby took vacation days,
iOS 7 updates,
Helping my brother and
Preparing for the Gospel Concert at my church.
This past week knocked me on my “proverbial” butt!
It took longer than originally thought to update my iPhone and iPad but…success! Now I am exploring the new features and finding new paths around my apps.
I have dealt with the flowering demon plant called “Goldenrod” all my life. But this week, since it started blooming , I have tried countering the vicious attacks by routinely falling into a Benadryl induced coma…”Can I just say it does not seem to be working completely!” It could be worse!
Last night was the annual Gospel Concert at my church…what a fun night! I was fortunate enough to sing with dear friends and to listen to solos and groups sing. The Senior Adult Choir sang a great song at the end of the service and when the lights came up there were smiles on every face throughout the worship center.
I have finally updated my calendar events with all of the events written on posted notes! Downloaded all of my digital grocery coupons and have my list ready. “Now to make the menu!”
Now to pick up where I left off a week ago…My youngest will be at a mini-youth retreat this Friday until Sunday and Mutual Cat Loving Friend and I will be providing dinner Saturday night for the Junior High Boys. “I think she and I are more excited about getting together to cook the dinner than we are about the boys being gone for the weekend.”
Routine is back and this means basketball tonight…Yippee!
I have gotten quite a lot accomplished today and if I stop writing I can get a bit more done before heading out to do my errands. Have a great one…
“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”
I have sought support from one of my daily sites…nothing works. I guess in the long run it is a good thing…I have gotten a lot accomplished.
Out-of-town guests arriving on Wednesday and I had to clean sometime. Now I am finishing up the dinner prep so my youngest can eat before going to basketball practice.
Have a great one and…
“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”
Well it is not this bad…or organized for that matter. But it was finally My Turn this morning. Time to charge the iPad! Unfortunately it is still charging and the cord is not long enough to reach the kitchen table or my chair. I will have to wait a little while longer before actually using it this morning. The poor thing was barely showing red…2% left…“Oops my bad!” I am hoping that it will charge quickly before the replacement chargers come downstairs and steal my cord. “That never happens…does it?” Lol!
In the meantime: Waiting to hear from my son’s surgeon about the upcoming surgery schedule.
Talk to you soon!
The vicious circle started again this morning with the waking sound, of the song I am singing for this Sunday’s Special, bursting forth from the alarm. “It is a good thing I was beginning wake up because the song is a delicate and slow moving instrumental.”. Up and we’re off….down the stairs and to the coffee pot. Zap the coffee! Let the princess dog out….sip the zapped coffee! Check my usual sights on the iPhone because the computer is acting up! Back to the kitchen with a zig and a zag…reminding myself to fold the dish towels that are on the Dinning Room table. “Oh and I need to check the clothes in the dryer…hubby needs socks….at least they are clean!”. Breakfast delivered and socks paired and placed in the appropriate drawer. Towels folded and placed in the decorative metal bowl on the counter. Breathe! Sip the brew!!! Breathe!
A typical morning, with an array of uncompleted projects mixed in, has placed me in “Game Plan” mode. The added good fortune of possible visitors provides all incentive to complete these varied odd jobs. Hubby is getting ready for work and youngest son is off to school…items stacked in the Dinning Room need to be moved later! “That is going to be a lovely job for a pair of strapping young men”. Move some furniture around in my office and….take a few sips of the wonderfully blended nectar…”Sorry!”…my latte’. Hubby leaves for work and suggests I rest and try to feel better! “Right!” That is top of my list honey!
I am not your typical “chicken with it’s head cut off” running around in a whirlwind of unaccomplished tasks. I accepted the mission and watched to tape destroy itself. (Mission Impossible reference). I have already gained momentum and am in the home stretch…I am so “Ahead of the Game!”.
This is very encouraging and I am motivated to get dinner started and let it cook all day. At this rate I may even dust. “Who likes to dust?”. The roofers three doors down are beginning to create a rhythm, of sorts, that has been going on for three days. The clouds are slowly filling the canopy of nature outside my window. This will slow their progress down in completing their job today.
As for me, My hope is to finish proofing my book today and begin the rewrite. I would love to pass it along to two people for final proofing and suggestions next week. I have high hopes but may have to make time for “Ear Candle” therapy. The ringing in my ears is beginning to muffle the slightest of sounds. The beating of my heart and the faint sounds coming from my typing are the only sounds I can presently hear. The rat-a-tat from the roofers has all but disappeared with the growing ringing in my ears. “I hate my sinuses!”. I will be able to use this time, milking the fact of not feeling my best, and focus on my book. I can remain “Ahead of the Game!”
Today is going to be a great day! My car is getting picked up later and will be repaired! My house will be cleaner than usual! My book will be worked on…and in the final stages! I will be spoiled and pampered by family, in hopes I don’t get sick! “I know timing is crucial with singing this weekend!” Moving past that idea of failure quickly in overcoming fashion. It is all in the frame of mind…keeping my mind set on the game plan and moving gallantly onward. An “Army of One”!
We have to remain focused on the tasks laid before us each day. There will be days when we have to complete a job or two,left over from the previous day, but that is okay. This is just what it takes to maneuver this wonderful life we have. Take the day and run with it. Spin and jump over the obstacles running at you from all sides. Try to avoid being hit! If you are hit and cannot complete your run…get up! Start again from where you left off…move forward…and do your best to stay “Ahead of the Game!”
I asked a dear friend what I should write about this morning and her response was this: “I have so many things going through my mind everyday that I’d never be able to focus on one…must be nice to be able to FOCUS!” I responded with “Where is the fun in that?…“Me Focused… you must be kidding?” She responded “You seem to be…that should tell you how bad off I am…” Thank you, my dear friend, for my topic today!
I gain points, with those around me, everyday when it comes to multitasking. I have an incredible ability to do many things at once, while scheduling others and running around with my head cut off, with grace and focus. I may function as the Ringmaster in a 3-ring Circus but sometimes feel like the ridiculous group of clowns. All of the clowns are going in different directions and never seem stop the action they find themselves involved in. One is trying to get another dressed and another is washing dishes with a hose pipe and sprays everything in its path. Another is trying to drive a car while others can’t decide if they are getting in or out of the car. MASS CHAOS!
“Me Focused…you must be kidding?” I do love ordered chaos and thrive in it…I have spoken about that before. To be seen as successful and focused means that I may have actually been able to pull the proverbial wool over someone else’s eyes. Enough of the flag waving and banner raising. I only do what I can daily with a unique prospective. I clean, and do the laundry, plan and prepare dinner, coordinate schedules and transportation requirements, while nurturing the family I love. “See that is not that much!” I also find myself in the unpaid assistant role for a friend of mine to keep him focused. [Those of you reading this that know who I am referring to can stop laughing now!] I am one of the Music Librarians for our music program at church and on the Music Leadership Committee. I am the Alto alternate for Praise Teams which means I am singing 3 out four weeks a month with the practices thrown in to the schedule. Thank goodness I love to make lists.
“Me Focused…you must be kidding?” I make list everyday and am fortunate to have “The Cloud” which copies a list on one of my devices to the others as well. I can make a list on my iPhone and it will show up on my iPad. “I love technology.” Reminders are set to remind me and the dings and various chimes go off all day long. Print words…find this song….this is for dinner…thaw the meat….bake the bread…move the laundry…pick up the dry cleaning… All day long!!! I love being busy…REALLY! It makes me feel like I am actually a part of something and needed…”Did I say that out loud?” Yes that is my weakness…I need to be needed and I can be very insecure. The unsaid appreciation and the quiet moan during dinner are my thanks. The fact that I know where things are located before someone needs them and receive a verbal thanks is high praise. This is the way I survive…quietly buzzing like a hive of worker bees…weaving in and out through my mundane, love filled existence. “I am needed and wanted!” I am SECURE!!!
“Me Focused…you must be kidding?” So, to my friend, I say thank you for saying that I am focused. I appreciate all you do and the time you spend with me during my scheduled filled days. This gives me a chance to visit and plan at the same time. “I do love my iPhone.” Texting and messaging in two different locations while checking my e-mails and planning my day; all while talking with a friend. “Who would not want to do this?” I really enjoy my fast, activity filled, frantic, schedule driven, life!!!! I will take this compliment and smile as I complete another task on the reminder list. What is next…make another coffee! “I had to sneak that in!” See you the next time!