How does that happen? You think you have things a bit under control and you wake up one day and ....NOT! You are spinning so many plates, you KNOW there is no way they will all stay up. But, you have no idea which plates to let go, so you keep spinning and hope for the best. And even when you are done with one plate, there seem to be one or two plates spinning in that same spot. That is why vacation is so important to me. I'm going to Michigan this year. For a week. With the family. With some books. With some knitting. WOW! Sounds like I spinning again on vacation, right? Well, the difference is, my family is old enough to take care of themselves for the most part. We cook together. I throw in a load of laundry at night if I want to. I read a book or magazine if I want to. I might knit one or three things if I want to. No pressure, no guilt, and if I don't touch any of it, so be it. But I give myself permission all week to do what I want all day long. It is a luxury I don't get at home. For some, vacation is a whirl of activity and sitting still is wasting vacation time. Not me. At this time of my life, we all need a bit of slow down time. So, that week of vegging out in July, of no worries... it's what gets me through time like now...where the TO DO list looks more like a TO MUCH TO DO list... where you look at where you need to get, and think it just might not happen. The sad part is with so much going on, it's hard to enjoy what you are doing NOW.
So part of vacation week, is remembering what we have done and where we have been and getting ready for where we will go. I am reminded every day of just how lucky and blessed I am. I have a wonderful family, a great group of friends, a good home church and God to keep us all going.
So this week, as I work on graduation party stuff, attend some baseball games, a scholarship luncheon, a camping weekend, finishing a quilt, starting 2 more, some special pillows, sorting and printing some pictures for the scrapbook which must move higher up the TO DO list...this week, I will be thankful for all that I have, and all that I am. A reminder to bloom where you are planted...and keep spinning those plates!!
Have a wonderful Tuesday...and keep smiling!!
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