Sunday, February 6, 2011
"Life Is What Happens...
...while you're busy making other plans" so said the late, great, phenomenal John Lennon. Don't I know it.
Thank you to my dear friend Bliss who sent me a note inquiring of my absence. I have missed everyone! I try to never let busyness get in the way of my world, but this past week it definitely let me know who is the boss around here. Thank you, Bliss - you are wonderful! And to my new friend Julianne - we are gonna talk, my friend! I am so proud of you and this new endeavor; you will not be sorry!
The past four days have been a proverbial whirlwind between work, school, and home...the days blended into one long abyss. However, much has been accomplished (although I must admit this semester is giving me a run for my money) and I did have an opportunity last evening to be with some very dear friends and meet some great new ones.
I believe sometimes we concern ourselves with the big things in life creeping up on us...the transmission blows out in the car (equaling big money); the furnace or hot water tank goes (equaling big money); vacation plans are canceled due to a snowstorm (equaling loss of big money). But for me, I find the little things hurling themselves at me throw me off center. The big stuff I can handle...the continuous little "pop-ups" in life are the challenge. The budget is set, but home comes the form for school pictures or a field trip or a book order. The calendar is set but a family member calls with a last minute birthday party (tomorrow at noon if you can make it.) The project is complete but we are making this minor change and that's not a big deal is it? Nope, I truly enjoy staying up late to re-type our group report I did most of the work on. See...the little things.
I don't know about you, but time is a greater commodity to me than money. I know they say we have the same number of hours in a day that Einstein had, but come on people! He was Einstein! Regardless of what comes my way, I still stick to my two life mantras...it is all good and I am way too blessed to be stressed.
So bring it on...I have red lipstick, a great pair of shoes, and a positive attitude. What else do you need?