Here it is, Monday again. It’s 2:30 and I have less than an hour until I pick up my son from school and I haven’t got around to the to-do-list I had ready for today! Typical Monday Madness. The day goes by too quickly and I don’t get nearly as much accomplished as I would have hoped.
Monday was never my favorite day of the week. In fact there’s only one day of the week I like less than Monday and that’s Wednesday Hump Day. As a child, I had a full-time job in addition to school. (Yes, I said child. I started working full-time around the age of 8.) I had such an intense dread of Mondays that I couldn’t quite enjoy Sundays because I knew my time to relax was almost over. Like a sleepless night, dreading the first rays of sunlight that slip through the curtains disturbing the restful cloak of darkness.
Continue reading Monday Madness – Sleep Deprivation
Life is always a long story (or at least one would hope!)
No discontented ramblings here…
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”
Today I am both, mouse and man, as referred to in the poem.
My family’s plan to move is subject to constant revision.
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Continue reading The Saga Continues…
It’s something I struggle with. Something worthwhile for everyone. It’s advice that’s easy to give but much harder to take (Isn’t all advice that way?)
So why would I give up on myself – even though I’ve never really given up on anyone else? Even when I’ve lost all strength, I pray. Even when it seems like I just don’t care, silently I pray. We all fall short. I’m painfully aware of my own failings in life.
It may not always be the prayers of my youth, or formal prayers. (There is a time and place for everything.) Some days it’s just a positive thought I send your way. Some days when the pain is too great, and I can’t find my own words, it’s more of a chant or a meditation. Sometimes it’s long and repetitive like the Litany of the Saints. Some days it’s short and sweet.
Some days it’s a quiet walk enjoying nature, that renews my strength.
Why then do I give up so easily on myself?
It’s a question worthy of asking…
Continue reading Not Giving Up
This last month has been one of the most hectic times in my life. I keep waiting for things to settle down. I’ve had the stomach bug for 3 days now. I suppose it’s time to see a doctor, but all I really want to do is rest.
When will the golden years come? All my life I’ve heard people say it will get easier when you’re older. I’m not sure that it ever gets easier. I know my perspective has changed so much over the years. Things that were once the end of the world are now just speed bumps.
Wednesday afternoon we drove through a snow storm on our way home from moving our daughter and grandson out-of-state. I was looking forward to getting home and taking a few hours to rest before getting back to work.
Continue reading Waiting for the Golden Years
This week I’m posting a photo collage in response to: One Word Photo Challenge: Purple | Jennifer Nichole Wells The first thing that came to mind when I read this week’s photo challenge wasn’t a picture I had taken but rather an image in my mind…
Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge: Purple (Winter Sunset)
For this week’s photo challenge, I didn’t want a cliché photo (water for the color blue.) I decided to try some symbolism…
I chose this photo because in this photo I see…
Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge: Blue
Have you ever had a situation in your life when you weren’t sure whether to take a step forward or take a step back?
Continue reading Doing the Dance (knowing when to step forward and when to step back)
I’ve had a very stressful week – without even 5 minutes to myself! In just the few minutes it takes to write this short post I’ve been interrupted numerous times with the constant demands of motherhood. I find myself looking to the brighter side of things. I took this pic on my iPhone while waiting for an appointment! 🙂
Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge: Yellow