Catch My Breath
These days have been elusive and speedy, especially this past week. Our son has been home on his spring break and I've been on the go every single day. I'm either at the gym, at babysitting or out shopping with him. The week has been bursting with activity.
I'm happy to be doing lots of stuff with him, the years are numbered for when he graduates with his PhD and who knows where he will land when he gets his first job. So I wake up, try to do my best with whatever pressing household chores that need to be done and then I'm off on adventures.
Next week will be quite dull and I can catch my breath and resume my creative pursuits.
Even though the snow is still here, doesn't it feel like spring? Sort of? Maybe? I think it does. The sunshine is at a different angle, the birds are starting to sing in the morning and we change the clocks this weekend! My body has already started the time change with waking up at 4:30 am most of the week.
I've been trying to be 'present' where ever I am in what ever I'm doing. I can quickly be grumpy (who me?) when I'm rushing around trying to keep up with my day to day life. I'm focusing on being present in whatever I'm doing. Standing doing the dishes, loading/unloading the dishwasher, folding laundry, cooking dinner are all opportunities to just 'be'.
I know I've sung the praises many times about my gym habits. I am grateful for the ability to function in the world without any back pain. I'm stronger than ever and so far my arthritis likes the routine. I'm lucky to be pain free and I never ever take it for granted.
Even though I dislike cooking (I'd rather be knitting), I've been planning dinners and sticking to the menu I've created for the week. Around this time of the year we eat a lot of salads for lunch - again a sign of spring.
No matter how crammed my week is I find time to sit and knit. Even though the progress is minimal during a busy week, my happiness while knitting is magnified.