Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The List

Remember the list? The things I wanted to get done this summer? Or at least try to get done?
I put it away for a week. On purpose. I had more than enough on my plate, and didn't want to feel pressured by 'unnecessary' deadlines.
But that week is over.

So, out comes the list.

But that's not my point.

I've had numerous people ask me if "I get tired" , "where do I get my energy", "do I ever rest?"

Oh yes.
I certainly do.

I also watch little t.v. and have a husband who works shift work.

That accounts for much.

Take tonight.

You may be watching a movie with your hubby. Or playing games with the family. Calling it a night after bubbling in the bath and some cuddle time. Out shopping with friends.

I, on the other hand, ( while my husband patiently waits for the clock to turn 6am so he can finish his shift, come home and go to bed. At which point you or I may be getting up??) tuck my kiddies into bed, and welcome the silence. They need their rest. It helps them grow.

I now have 3-4 pure, uninterrupted, silent, glorious hours to fill.

And, with t.v. out of the picture, most often I set myself to work.

And I love it.

Not only because of what I get accomplished, but also because I usually take that time to listen to music, or podcasts.
So while I work, I grow. So to speak.
I learn, and get filled, and decompress, and sing, and wonder, and smile, and vent, and live, and soak, and recognize, and cry, and bathe, and ponder, and love and breathe.

and rest.

and grow.

I really must go now. I have this list thing. So much work to get done. Plus, I need to get some rest.


Juls said...

You go girl!!! There is something to be said for "Momma Time" and you use yours well.

Jen said...

Ahhhh...Mommy time in the eve. It is a pure joy isn't it?
The only way I can get that now that summer is here, is to stay up past midnight...which I will do at times, but my body does not like it.
On the other hand, I do have 4 extra sets of helping hands to get the chores done....whether they want to or not! LOL!

Shaun and Holly said...

I am so greatful that instead of cursing the life of "shift work", you have embraced it and have decieded to look at the positive sides to it. I am sure you have days where you really would trade it BUT generally I think you do awesome! You go girl!