Long and short of it, I'm not feeling like it's all under control. But it might be getting there.
The Kid (eldest gets this distinction today, it changes, but usually he is the one in my sights) is now enrolled in virtual classes. There will be no more end of semester rushing to get everything done. Right?
I have reconciled to never seeing the bottom of the big grey tub of laundry at the bottom of the laundry chute. Look folks! I have found a never-ending resource- dirty clothes! And i even have found time to fold a basket or two a week. Good thing my kids are all tall enough to stabilize the stack of full baskets while they root around for something to wear.
Most of my applications are in and my commissions list is almost done. I'm accepting more. It is time to settle down and just make.
Funny, looking at that list it's not as if the work/school/chores have gotten any less. I just feel like I can work through them now. I looked for lists of stress relievers and it seems to me like I always try to do these things. Still, everything seemed so overwhelming this holiday season. And this past week, I've simply worked to keep them in mind. I guess no matter how much I want to be living intentionally, that is-mindful of the impact my actions (and inactions) have on myself and others, I can never go on autopilot.
I started a knitting project. Saw the doctor. Took care of a dental issue. I'm getting to the gym. Quitting work on time. Reading a book instead of the internet before bed. Spending time with my sweetie. Reading to the kids again. Calling old friends to get together... All things I "didn't have time for" at the end of last year.
How do the holidays do this to me?
Next years holiday project: keeping it together!