Much of February and so far, March, has been living life. There hasn't been a lot of time to reflect on life enough to write a blog post. I am sorry that the momentum I had going earlier in the year seems to have dissapated because of life. Projects and plans abound but life has its own schedule. I want to get to those projects to beautify our home or just make it plain ol' functional but have to squeeze it between the needs of my family and other priorities. Not complaining, just observing. Every bit of time in our week days and weekends have a purpose. It is pretty tight. It is most definitely a busy time of life. I felt this kind of busyness with grad school. Although, I don't have to tell you that this is different since my "classmates" are my children. And my "homework" are domestic chores. I don't really feel like catching everyone up on all the details of this life. I just wanted to blog for blogging's sake. Oh but here is a thought-- In order to achieve balance in our lives that means we have to say no to a lot. Balance in the busyness means prioritizing. Our priorities are sometimes different from your priorities. We will let the cleaning go so that we can have a family walk. We'll let the dishes go so we can have some relaxation time. This is the balance we need. It isn't always possible but we work toward it. We make the time we need for the good things in life like family connection. Again, it is a work in progress. There are weeks where we look up and realize that our spouse is a stranger and then we take our noses out of the grindstone and take some time to look at each other (go on a date, watch some quality tv. ;)) So, sometimes when we are busy we are busy bringing balance and fellowship into our family. Good stuff.
I have yet to see a stone but according to a recent x-ray that troublesome stone is sitting pretty in my bladder. I don't mind, as long as the pain is gone. The doctor reports that the pain is pretty much gone once it has reached the bladder so....YIPPEE! I would not wish that pain on my worst enemy. It is like labor of child without a child. Phew. Once it is out, I will show it to the doc who will then tell me how I got it. My dad gets them but it could also be due to not keeping hydrated enough through all the breastfeeding that I do.
Again, thank you to everyone helped us. Those are things we hide in our hearts that warm our souls!