Tonight, We Play!

Today we decided to take an unscheduled rest day…from every thing…

When you start the weekend by dreading Sunday because you know there is no possible way you can get everything done…it’s time to drop everything and go on a date…

Dinner and a movie was definitely called for in this Friday of too much life. Because if I’ve learned anything from my previous life, it was to stop taking life so serious…

It can all wait till tomorrow…tonight I’ve got plans to play!

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Day #65

I have to be honest … today I am grumpy … I had a wonderful morning with a dear friend who beautified my hair and made me laugh and filled my soul …

rachel-hairThen I came home … and as soon as I walked in, I felt everything I needed to get done jump on me and sat like a ton of bricks … grading, notes, home study, homework … not to mention the “runnings” of a household … laundry, toilets, dishes, groceries, and the list goes on …

And on …

And on …

And most times I enjoy the satisfaction of the to-do list … I am a list person by nature … when I worked three jobs and went to grad school I learned the art of calendar, lists, and color coding … my dad calls me “the hardest working girl in town.” I am not one who avoids task or challenges.

But sometimes I get so damned tired of living by the to-do list. The ever-present, never-ending dictator. I stood for a minute, took a deep breath, and dived right in because if there is anything that makes me grumpier than too much to do, it’s procrastinated panic

PS: Running or walking did not make the priority list today, however.

Day #60

“Wait for me!” I yelled to my small child’s back.

We were walking home from Mimi’s house and she had decided to run. I wanted to run but had a bag, a purse, and pants that wouldn’t stay up.

So I walked, hoping she wouldn’t get hit by a car.

And I thought, this is very symbolic of how I feel about my life lately … bogged down with stuff, ill-equipped for the moment, and half a mile behind — always.

But you know what I figured out today, dear readers?

You get there anyway. In your own time, with strong legs, and no need to struggle to breathe … you get there — and everything is just fine when you do.