How do YOU get it all done?!?!?
November 1st already--how did I miss October? What a month! It began with the celebration of my MIL's 83rd birthday and 24 short hours later we found ourselves sitting in the Heart Center's Critical Care Unit. As the month ends, Sally has been transferred to a lovely assisted living center and we are thankful for each blessing and miracles we have received on her behalf! For a more thorough update, please visit Sally's Update.
We have returned from our trip to Buenos Aires, our suitcases have been emptied and the laundry room awaits! Isn't that just life! No matter the joy, there is work to be done! I have flipped the calendar pages over and find that each day is filled with necessary errands, appointments and things to be done. Life doesn't slow down simply because of jet lag! We are just a few short weeks from Thanksgiving and I can't even begin to think about Christmas preparations. Finding the balance of thankfulness, peace and joy in the midst of the necessary preparations is already lost! And I've not even begun!
What do you do when the pressure builds and time fades to forge through the paralyzing anxiety that prohibits any reasonable task from being completed? I know, I know, maybe blogging isn't helping! But I'd love to know! As I feel the stress mount up the back of my shoulder blades seeping into the base of my neck....I need to know! Do you make, yet, another list? Do you start small? Do you ignore the things you hate and do the thing you love? Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? What works for you?
While I await your reply, I will begin in my laundry room. Maybe, just maybe, I'll even bring out the vacuum cleaner and tackle the dust bunnies that have grown exponentially with each day of October I was away! After all, I don't want to have decorate them for the Holidays!