I am a mother of three boys and one girl, my youngest son Walker is developmentally delayed with no diagnosis, I am divorced and re-married, living life as I never imagined. I may be cynical, but I try to see the world as it is.... no frills but plenty of laughs.
To actually get to sit and eat a complete meal without having to get the pepper, feed a child with the left hand, let the dog in, grab the napkins, or wash the dishes when its done... (including the soaking pans).
To have conversation about scholarly subjects or literary authors..anything besides diapers, bills, trucks or wood...
To enjoy a glass of wine guilt free..
To pick off the dessert menu and get to eat the whole thing, by myself...
Pepsi is running a contest call Refresh Everything. The site is www.refresheverything.com. People were able to submit ideas for a project that will benefit the planet, people, etc. and then others vote. The ideas with the most votes receive the money for their project.
Best Buddies International is one of the programs being voted on. This program focuses on educating people about people with disabilities, and trying to help bring more people with disabilities into the workplace. This is a program where able bodies high school students become a buddy to students with a disability. Basically they become their friend for the time in the program.
Best Buddies has submitted the idea to educate/train more students to be part of this program, but currently this idea is only on 5th, and needs to get to at least 2nd. THEY NEED VOTES.
I am not really sure what led me there, maybe it was a good friend who had recently taken a weekend to get back to herself that made me start thinking, or maybe it is the hectic month that we are about to embark on with Walker.I just think that there must have been some reason for the flier to be hanging in the Corner Deli in Westtown last week.
I wasn't really sure what to expect, the flier advertised a day of meditation and it just sounded really, really good! I knew I could use some Peace!
It was a very positive experience and just what I needed. I have never been one to practice any particular religion. Sure we celebrated Christmas and Easter but we never attended Church or studied the bible. My limited experience with religion has come from my friends and their families. I don't think that I have been missing something. There has never been a need to find "the path" but there are many underlying questions about my existence and purpose that I often wonder about. Having Walker has heightened those thoughts.
Living with less, experiencing more - how very true! In our current financial circumstances this is really a great idea, instead of worrying about everything we lack or don't have - I am going to embrace all that we do have!
I'm late, I'm late for a very important date.... that seems to be my mantra these days. No matter how much time I give myself to get to places and appointments I always wind up late. I used to blame it on my husband, and I wish I could say that my children slow me down, they need to eat, or poop or just are too damm cute to not take a few extra play time minutes. .The truth is that I really don't know why I am always late. It used to bug me to be late, my whole day would be screwed up if I was even ten minutes off my schedule. I was very punctual,I had to be!
5 :15 get up and work out for 1/2 an hour, shower, dress, make lunches, wake up the boys get them dressed and packed into the car by 7am, drop off at at the babysitters at 7:30 and be to work by 8am. The reverse schedule happened on my way home.
Now, even though I am a stay at home mom, we have more appointments and more places to be each and every day, yet I'm late.
Time seems to move to fast, yet stand still all in the same moments. My days are long and scheduled, yet I feel like I wake up and another week has gone by.
How do I capture this time and make it slow down, and enjoy it?
I must apologize for my serious slack in keeping up with my friends over at the CrazyHipBloggers. It seems that these days it is harder and harder to get on here and post some good ideas... I feel a little stale. This week's Take it Tuesday topic is Looking Back.
This is my back yard and what I see behind me in our new house. I love the country and the privacy that the woods affords me. Not having privacy in my back yard was one of my biggest complaints about our old house. Sipping coffee on a summer morning in my bathrobe is my idea of heaven, and now I will be able to do so!! Even though the ground is covered in snow and there are no leaves on these trees, today, when I look back, I can see my personal oasis not to far away!