This winter season has really taken a while. Once again, it’s all white on the ground here and we have colds … again. Not to be a complainer, but we (as a family) have not been through a full month without being sick since Hunter was born. And I have been either sick or have had morning sickness for a year straight. Then to have cold weather to boot, we have not only felt cabin-fever but have lived in a fevering cabin! I know there are worse things we could be facing, but this is our battle right now, and we’re gonna fight it! (ha, just thought of Meg Ryan punching the air in “You’ve Got Mail“).
The other night, while I was stuck in my thoughts about my dilemmas, I decided that I needed to see a positive from all of this. Every time that I had talked/shared/thought about it, I never looked past the negative. There had to be something good that I could take from it. It didn’t even take a minute of changing my perspective for it to dawn on me.
Before being married, I never said no. If there was an invite, the answer was “yes”. Needed volunteer time, “yes”. Coffees/favors/parties/every & any other fun thing, “yes”. Let’s just say, since I’ve been married and now especially after having the boys, I’ve had to learn to use the ‘n’ word.
Still, I somehow I was managing to fill our weeks up to the brim with visiting and socializing. I’ve always been one to think, “with my personality, I’m sure this will be a continual battle to find the perfect balance and I’m ok with it, as long as the pendulum doesn’t swing extreme the other way.” So when we were faced with a forceful pace slowing, I knew I needed to find a symmetry to these two extremes.
Slow it down.
Through chaos as it swirls,
It’s us against the world.
pic pix: us at home having a slow day, Feb.2014