Everyday is brand new start

September 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Posted in TODAY, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Queen Ann's Lace

There is nothing like seeing someone worse off than yourself to really put your problems into perspective.

Spending time with an old friend that has been pushed to her limits of patience and sanity has left me feeling fairly blessed.

Hopefully I didn’t upset any applecarts with those last couple of posts. Usually by the time I have finished typing and hit ‘publish’, I have come to terms with whatever it is I’m writing about. Writing is so cathartic for me. Verbal purging. It also helps to see what I’m feeling or thinking in word form because it helps me find objectivity. So no worrying, okay? I really am okay. I promise!

And on a completely different note—–

The new school year started for my oldest yesterday morning. My friend that is being so beaten down by life had stayed with us for a long weekend to take a brief respite from her life. So in the early afternoon, the was once again empty and it was just me and my happy, bubbly little almost-four year old. Suddenly the house was quiet and peaceful. I started in on the laundry. In a matter of hours I had stripped four beds of all their bedding and brought it all downstairs. By the time I exhaustedly fell into bed last night, the beds all had fresh linens and the dirty ones were a couple of loads away from being completed.

Today I woke up, threw on some clothes and walked my oldest out to the front porch to wait for the bus. The prospect of waking up at a set time each and every morning during the school year has me kind of overwhelmed. With chronic fatigue, I’m never really totally caught up on my sleep. Last year, the bus was coming early enough that my daughter waited for the bus with her dad before he headed out to work. This year, my daughter gets to sleep for an extra half an hour. But I’ve got to put on my big girl panties and suck it up. I’m going to have to get over my night-owl ways. Somehow I’ve got to start falling asleep earlier or I’m going to be getting sick soon. Today was a ‘down’ day as in shifting down to a slower gear. …..Puttering around the house and catching up on my various Facebook games. I still have my lists of “to do” things but today I gave myself permission to kick back a little and mentally recover. For breakfast I had handfuls of cheez-its straight from the box and coffee while I puttered around online catching up on emails and FB posts and responses.

So now I’m noticing that the afternoon sun is shining on the back of the house and I’m thinking that I will try to get a little more done before school is over and the house shifts back into loud, busy gear as we struggle to get dinner on the table, consumed, and then get everyone dressed and out the door for meeting.

Thank you for wasting a little of your time reading.

Onwards and Upwards!



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  1. Hey girl: Gorgeous flower pix!
    Feel better – each day has it’s own.
    I have been having to take Abbi to school @ 6:50 a.m. on Wed. & Thurs. I’m in a carpools, so the other moms take the other mornings – hurray! I had to delegate. But, I did have to mend my night-owl ways. I am getting to bed more like 10:30-11:30 p.m., instead of 1-2 a.m. It feels better, and morning isn’t my enemy anymore. You can do it!!!

  2. I love your photo of the Queen Anne’s Lace. That is my favorite wild flower. I plan to bring some with me to our new, barren home.

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