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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Green beer...just give me the regular kind....

It is almost 10pm and Jim and I are sitting at the table...having a St. Patrick's Day beer or two.  He is telling me things and every so often I look up and smile and nod.  He thinks I am listening.  I am kinda...but really I am not.  I feel like I am done listening for the week although it is only Thursday and usually I have the energy to listen through Friday night at 5 pm.

It has been a week.  I have made 3 banana/apple breads, 3 pans of lasagna, a italian sausage soup that I made up as I went along, I have attended 2 baseball games, 2 band concerts, 2 aerobic classes, walked the lake and did coffee and lunch with my girls, baked bread at church, walked and petted dogs at the local pound with my youngest, taught a confirmation class, played basketball with the kids and cleaned my house today.  I am tired...dog tired. 

But...it has been an awesome week.  I have spent time with people, watched my sons play their instruments and play baseball, moved my body.  Spent time doing things that at the end of the day, I said..."I got nothing done"  but I did.  I yelled and cheered and took pictures, I cooked in my kitchen and watched the sunrise every morning and exclaimed "It's beautiful...look" to which this morning my husband said..."I bet it's pink".  I drove my son to school while he read the sports page and told me what was going on with his favorite teams...

I feel old but I also feel young.  I feel tired but I also feel energized.  I am a mess and I fully admit it.  But as busy as spring is in my house...there is a joy that accompanies all the busyness if I just let it be.  To be honored by kids that I enjoy and a husband I "mostly" enjoy and friends that I love to be with...hey let's face it...when the world is crumbling...literally...around you...that is a huge gift. 

In the years past, I ran around and complained about how busy I was and how I wish things were different.  This year, I have the sense to know that what is right now...is and it can't get too much better than this.

We'll tawk tommorrow,
I love you all,
Terry

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I so enjoy hearing about your days and your thoughts about your days!

Ms. Moon said...

Terry- I feel in the same place. I have been SO busy this week but with such good stuff and being worn out with gardening and a grandson is nothing to complain about- it is to celebrate.
I feel so very old (what IS that sound my hip makes when I walk?) and at the same time, young as spring because I am still able to do, to be, to wear myself out.

Lo said...

Yes, you have that right........with the world going to total hell, the pink jasmine is still blooming its heart out and filling the air with an unbelievable perfume. Can one's heart break and soar at the same time. I guess it can.