Life’s Way…

Yesterday…I didn’t write a blog…I didn’t go for my morning workout…I didn’t get to work on time…and…most importantly…I didn’t feel guilty…

So…what was I doing that was more important…than these important things…well…it all started the day before…with a phone call from Mama…she had fallen…could I bring some bandage supplies on my way home from work…

She has fragile skin…so that didn’t concern me too much…but…her next comment did…wellI did go down on my knee and it’s hurting pretty bad

What can I say…my nurse instincts kicked in…I left work as soon as I could…and went straight to her house…to find a very swollen knee and she could barely hobble…we went to the ER…where it was initially pronounced…not broken…wrapped and we came home…but…I didn’t want to leave her alone for fear she might fall during the night due to the pain and awkwardness of trying to get up…so I stayed the night…

And…as a result…all of the above didn’t happen…and…honestly…as important as each of those things are to me on a daily basis…none of them mattered in that moment…the world didn’t come to an end…when they didn’t happen…

Now…the final report yesterday was…cracked…she’s been to the orthopedic doctor…she’s immobilized…things are being worked out…my sister spent the night…I’m writing my blog…I’m going to work on time…she’ll spend the weekend with me…I’ll make it to the gym…my house will get cleaned…all will be well…

Bertha…smiles knowingly…as she tells me…that…although I can set my priorities…life…will always have a way…of reminding me what’s truly important…

Jane

Time is Babies…

Wow…back to work one day…and I’m already behind…at work and at home…funny how that happens…got to establish new routines both places…but…not to worry…they will be established…and by this time next week…I’m sure I’ll have it all figured out…yeah…rightI know

My schedule is kind of like raising kids…just when I think I’ve got it all worked out…it…changes…

So…I don’t have a clue what this year is going to look like…when I’m going to write…today…it feels like I’ll need to give up eating and sleeping…but…I really don’t see that happening…so…something else will have to shift…

Bertha…says my theory of time management is a lot like my budget…I keep adding things to it and don’t want to leave anything off…

The thing about it is…though…time kind of does the culling for me…if I reach the end of the month short on cash…I start prioritizing in a big way…and the next month…I tend to keep the priorities…thus…a new budget is set…

And…it’s pretty much the same with time…once I realize that the world doesn’t end if something doesn’t get done…priorities are determined…and a new schedule is born…

Which brings me back to parenting…I remember when my oldest daughter was born…I was such a fanatic…with her bath…with her laundry…with her cloth diapers…everything had to be done…at least once a day…until…her sister was born eighteen months later…and was pretty colicky…rarely sleeping…it was then that I discovered…the laundry hamper could get full…disposable diapers really were all they were cracked up to be…and…as long as you got the creases…newborns really didn’t have to have a full bath every day…

Funny…that memory…actually helps me relax a bit…helps me know that it will all work out…I mean…if I lived through that time…I can do anything…

Jane