Monday, May 18, 2009

Status Report - May

Sitting - at the single bare spot at my kitchen table. My laptop walled in by stacks of paper and boxes. Work I am doing, or more accurately procrastinating doing, for Mr. Crumbs.

Drinking - Coffee with creamer in my favorite Eyeore Coffee Mug.

Holding - A purring, shedding Kelso in my lap.

Reflecting - On a busy, wonderful weekend.

Feeling - Sentimental. I just spent the last twenty minutes catching up on a friend's--if I may be so presumptive as to use that label--blog. I have avoided my reader in the last couple weeks, refusing to feel guilty for real life taking precedence over my virtual one. But on the other side of the words are people I have grown attached to. And I have missed them. If I haven't been to your place lately, I will be soon.

Listening - To the joyful loudness of Boo & Pepper playing with beach balls in the living room.

Certain - That something will end up broken but willing to make the sacrifice for moments of them playing happily together and these moment of peace for me.

Dreading - The day ahead of me. The list sitting next to my computer keeps growing. * Schedule Anne's braces. * Schedule Brando's dermatologist appointment.* Register Brando for Summer school and SATs. * Wash Anne's Chorus uniform for her concert tonight. * Menu plan. * Grocery shop. * Take Boo to "Toy Store Us" to spend his gift certificate. * Go to Lifeway to get the new Bible Study. * Help Boo do thank-you cards. * Push that darn boulder up the hill so I can watch it roll back down again.

Excited - About the beautiful weather today. Will be headed out for my walk soon.

Hoping - I can carve an hour out today to take The Littles to the park. The southern summer heat will be settling in for the duration soon and it seems a crime to waste this windfall of a cool breezy day.

Looking forward to - Anne's performance tonight. She is Glinda the Good witch in their Wizard of Oz Medley. She is the vibrato down perfectly.

Praying - for Brando as he takes his finals today. Please, please, please let him do well and pass all his classes.

Praying - Once again, for balance. To find a way to manage the things I want to do: blogging, the new book I've been dying to read which I finally picked up at Border's last night. And the things that are important: being a caretaker of my home and family.

Thankful - that my life is so simple that this is my prayer. Not food. Or healing. Or heartache. But simply to find a way to balance all the blessings in my life.

Getting up - to put on my walking shoes. It's time to start the day.


  1. Balance, the elusive creature we are all tracking.

    KayTar is home sick today and still my to do list seems to multiplying. How does it grow so quickly?

  2. wow, i just realized that "Push that darn boulder up the hill so I can watch it roll back down again." is the unwritten task on every to do list I make... and perhaps why i procrastinate in doing it all

  3. So much in so little a space. I hope the performance tonight was great!

  4. aww. i feel that way about you, too.

  5. I think of some of my blog friends - you included! - as actual friends.
    My bloglines! I took a peak at them this morning and they're TERRIFYING!

  6. SO--did you like it? The Hunger Games?

  7. Well it is nice to see that I am not the only one out there trying to manage my time with a child.. and you have more than one.... :) Very cute blog!