Life is in full swing around our home. Both great stuff and stuff I would prefer just went away. I’m sure everyone can relate. What happens when “that stuff” overwhelms you? For me, I typically power through it and keep busy. But every once in a while, my body resists and screams out for rest. And this past week, my body put the brakes on full force. I have taken several naps, been to the gym, been on my knees in prayer, been relatively quiet on twitter, and hugged one of my kids who has needed some extra attention.
Do not be alarmed, all is well. I am immeasurably blessed. Life just happens, and sometimes it just happens despite my well intentioned plans. I am on this journey trying to figure it out just like you. And sometimes I have the answers, but those answers like “This too shall pass” and “It will all be ok” don’t seem to provide the instantaneous gratification and resolutions that I desire.
So blog calendars, projects, and to do lists have to wait, because life happens. And you know what? That’s ok. No guilt, no shame.
This evening I went through my pictures and realized how many wonderful projects are in progress. I had a light bulb moment where I realized that I am living a full and abundant life. I am working towards my list items. I’ve actually done more in the past month than I had done in the six years after my cancer journey. My goal was to finally live. And well … Hot dang, I am!
So despite the spice of life, here are some of the great things in progress. I’m so grateful.
Making my first of 4 quilts for the kids. Squares, circles, and colors, oh my.
Learning how to brew beer with Jeff. Love doing things together and learning something completely foreign to me.
Scanning tons of pictures, art projects, documents so as to be paper free before our travel adventure this summer.
Learning more advanced songs in my piano lessons. An immeasurable blessing in my life right now. A new found sanctuary.
Project Health is going strong with a new found focus on healthy eating and exercising. The small muscles underneath my fluff are screaming right now – that’s a good thing.
And I’m progressing nicely with my daily 5 habits: bible reading, making dinner, writing an encouraging letter, exercising, and practicing the piano.
I can’t begin to explain the satisfaction and peace I feel when I get all 5 done in one day. And multiple days in a row of completing all 5 things is like a list maker’s orgasm. How is that for a visual?
And Jeff’s brussel sprouts have been one of the highlights of my week. Delicious.
I hope this finds you well. I so appreciate your comments and emails. I am blessed to have you in my life – even if it is at the other end of the computer.
For my cupcake fans, I have 2 wonderful treats coming to you this weekend!
Blessings sweet friends – JennyTweet