I am always “up and runnin’ “! I keep practicing taking deep breaths so I don’t get overwhelmed with life and circumstances. My mantra is “you can only eat an elephant one bite at a time!” My elephant seems to be growing and not diminishing. However I was done work on Friday night and since then have started to defuzz my head. Today I teach Junior Church and the Teen Sunday School Class which I didn’t know until yesterday as a friend decided to visit her elderly mom in PEI. Tony commented this morning that I slept in as I never got out of bed until 7:30 but what he didn’t know was I was laying there sorting through my responsibilities and working things out. I do very well with my eyes closed and seem to be able to see the big picture much better at rest.
I have noted something that Kori mentioned lately and can see where it is a quality about me that can become a detriment if not taken in stride. I start several immediate projects at the same time and work on them all at once. If I am making lasagna I also may start bread while something is simmering, may have ran in and sprayed the bathroom with cleaner to let it soak awhile just before I started the sauce, have a list going on the counter for groceries, be listening to the radio for a que to call and be tiding the cup cupboard at the same time! It all gets accomplished but what a mess when it is at its optimum busy state! I found out it drives her insane as she is trying to tidy behind me. So this morning I practiced only doing a couple of things at once and will try to implement that at work. Another ADHD trait I think? One thing has changed from my youth however- I don’t start big projects unless I know I can finish them in a couple of days. Hence I don’t sew, knit or crochet at this time in my life.
Aaron- Tony’s hubby calls me the energizer bunny. But even that thing will wear down if it is around and going long enough. It is my mind that is going first as it seems so cluttered. Spring cleaning?
Lasagna cooks in the oven, laundry waits to be folded, I need to get our church clothes readied, find something for a snack for the Junior Church and and and…! Oh yeah…one thing at a time right?