TGIF…”That’s Great…I’m Finished!”
It is time to stop re-organizing the organizing…Time to hang the rest of the pictures and space fillers taken down when my son painted!
It is time to stop finding busy work…Time to take care of my commission paying job!
It is time to stop offering my help when not asked…Time to not stress over my youngest’s independent-know-it-all spirit!
It is time to stop…and admit that I am finished!
We can only do so much before realizing some things just don’t matter. Some things can be left for others to do and there is no chiming-buzzing-beeping alarm clock constantly going off if these tasks are not completed. I know that most of this is just a need to fill my time. I have been trying to spend time with my 20 year old, before he leaves, and he is still in entertain me mode. We go here and there to do this and do that…the only problem with doing this and that is the spending of non-existent $$$$! “Well, not non-existent just lessening!”
[Note to self…some of the organizing has been needed and you have done a wonderful job creatively saving money while taking care of managing the home!]
We have to be careful not to fall into a “pit of despair” when coming to these stage in life. I would like to think I have finally woke up! Woke up to these ideals of truly focusing on the important not the surface silliness. The proverbial “hamster wheel” of life does not need to exceed the speed of sound to get things accomplished. “Some things can wait until tomorrow…”
Fortunately…the laundry is done…dishes are done…table is cleaned off…groceries are bought…dinner is planned… Yep, it is time to take a slow-down break, with another cup of coffee, and relax. After all it if TGIF! Maybe that mean “Thank Goodness It’s Fall!”. If that is the case then why is it still in the high 80’s here?…(insert a chuckling minion…hehe!)
Have you ever found yourself crossing this same bridge in life? Have you ever felt like your “hamster wheel” was spinning out of control? What about the overflowing items on you proverbial plate? I guess we all have some things we could change about ourselves…What would you change?
May you cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”
Snacks and medications for youngest…*
Schedules of each member of the family…*
Pencil with extra eraser for changing the schedules of each family member…*
Okay…so a short explanation might be needed.
The boys are going in several directions this weekend…except for our youngest! He will be at our church for a weekend long Youth Event and once I drop him off this evening we will not see him until Sunday after church. This is his first big youth event and I am very note interested to see his reaction. The other boys all participated in this event every year…and each year they were quite different after the event.
My 19 year old is still painting today…tomorrow and Sunday are still in the penciled in stage and pivot on my 22 year old and his schedule. It seems that the employer of the 22 year old has finally opened his second store and my son will actually be working today and tomorrow and possibly Sunday…
BUT…we got the news last night that our 23 year old will be coming home. Mixed emotions aside the 22 and 19 year old will have to drive across the state and help him pack up and come home. With our schedules this weekend is the only time!
Oxycodone and coffee cocktail…mmm good!
It has been quite a while since we had all four boys under the same roof…needless to say…I am a little nervous!
Parenting…is a sport! Jumping of hurdles, Javelin throws, long distance running…
Parenting…is a mystery “Who Done It” thriller! Deduction and investigative snooping…
Parenting…is a science! Trial and Error…
If you have children then you understand…I am nervous about the homecoming of my oldest but at the same time glad. Glad to know he will be safe, sheltered, fed, warm, properly clothed. “I am such a MOM!”
Well my unique cocktail is beginning to take effect…I must close!
Any suggestions on surviving this new twist in my schedule and family life? They would be greatly appreciated! At least I will have new topics to blog about…JK!
Have a great day!