Focus Pocus…

Spring Break starts today…and instead of having tons of time on my hands…I find my schedule more tightly packed than during my work week…once again…my eyes were bigger than my stomach…so to speak

So…I’m fretting…not full-blown worry…no anxiety…or anything like that…just a bit of fretting…how will I fit it all in…how will it work out…blah…blah…blah…

Thankfully…Bertha…popped in mid fret…to remind me…to focus on the task at hand…regardless of how long the to-do list is…I can only do this one thing in this moment…and…the more I focus…the more efficiently I will get it done…

And…she’s right…as I settle down…focusing on my writing for the moment…allowing the other thoughts to float on by…

Jane

To Sleet or Not to Sleet…

Well…this morning…the answer apparently is…not

That’s the thing about weather in the South…and I suppose anywhere…it’s hard to predict…a tiny shift in one parameter…changes everything…yesterday…the atmosphere was dryer than expected…so the predicted sleet and snow…became…rain…

Not sure how that works…there’s not enough moisture to snow…but…it can rain…I suppose I could Google and find out…I have been known to do that…but…it’s not that important to me this morning…

What is important…no delay in the start of the school day…now…I didn’t want us to miss school…not even on the last day before spring break…because those days have to be made up…I just wanted an extra hour to snooze…I admit it…I don’t love getting up quite as early as I normally do on a school day…

Bertha…on the other hand…isn’t concerned about my beauty sleep…but…she does say that the weather situation reminds her of my life…

What…I need more moisture…

No…and she gives me the evil eye…it only takes a tiny shift in one parameter…to make a big difference in the outcome…

She reminds me…of a time when I was feeling particularly…financially challenged…the politically correct way of saying…broke…then…I got an unexpected check for thirty dollars in the mail…and…everything changed…suddenly…making it until payday wasn’t a problem…it all worked out…

Now…she’s going on and on with examples…but…I’m not listening anymore…my hands feel a little dry…think I’ll get some lotion…

Jane