Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

April 21, 2005

deep breath

It's a whirlwind of activity around here, I'm just trying to catch my breath. It's only a whirlwind to me, of course, because I've got three little kids, so anything out of the ordinary happening makes our little dust devils that we normally have into a big sand storm. Billy's been sick, Teresa's acting a little off (hopefully she's not sick), I felt like I was getting sick yesterday but didn't (fa-shew!) there's family in town, the Festival of Ridvan started last night, we're having a birthday party here tomorrow night, we're going out of town for the weekend to see a bunch of people we don't get to see much, and I'm teaching a quilting lesson to Georgia's homeschool group on Tuesday. I'm ready for the quilting lesson, the rest will just have to go easy and slow so we all can catch up. I always get anxious about car trips if they are planned more than a day in advance because of all the preparation that I could do and all the plans that could go awry. When I was little car trips were a locus of conflict because we have some early-birds and some on-timers and some late-getting-ready-ers in my family. I do better with spontaneous trips that are planned the day of. But that doesn't always work out, especially with little kids, nor is it really the best way to organize my life, so I'm trying to learn how to stay calm and not get all overcome with anxiety about getting ready, leaving on time, getting places on time, etc. This reminds me that I was going to use what I learned in labor in the rest of my life. Now what was that again? Something about relaxing and being happy even in the midst of difficulty or pain. Oh yeah.

Posted by Bahiyyih at April 21, 2005 12:30 PM