Yeah, you read that right. If you don't believe me go to this site & check for yourself. http://www.xmasclock.com/
Oh my heavens.
School started August 27th. I started my job on August 28th. And bam! I blinked at it's October 11th. Where the heck did September go?
Seriously, the past 6 weeks have FLOWN by. It's good that time is passing quickly (days that dragggg are well, a drag.) But I wish it would slow down just a tad so that I could relish the moments a little more. I feel like I'm on a merry-go-round right now. My days are a steady rhythm of wake up, get the kids ready for school & out the door on time, work all day, pick up kids, do homework & dinner and whatever is on the calendar for that evening, go to bed...and repeat. Fall seems to work like that every year. It's busy, busy, busy...go, go, go...and then before I know it, Christmas has crept up on us and I look back and wonder what happened between July & December.
Yesterday, I was driving to work after dropping off the kids at their schools. As I pulled away from the curb of the last school, I extended my arm to press the button to turn on the radio. I love my morning music & worship time. But then it struck me. I never really slow down and embrace the quiet, so this time, I did just that.
I prayed. I talked to myself. (Shut up, you know you do it, too.) I rolled down the windows, but only for a second before I realized it would mess up my hair. I thought through the evening's events and what I would be cooking for dinner. I mentally went through the day ahead at work.
I realized that, after just a few minutes, I felt anxious. It was like I couldn't live with myself. I needed to be doing something! I needed to be feeding my brain with multiple stimuli. I needed noise (music or conversation).
And this was all during a 20 minute drive to work.
I am really looking forward to Christmas. You know, the big holiday that comes in 74 days. I look forward to it not so much because of the holiday focus it brings (although I loveeee that, too) but because Spring comes right afterward. And for me, Spring is looking much less frantic & busy! Sure, there will be things to do & special dates on the calendar still, but not nearly as many as the Fall. So with that in mind...
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way!
3 years ago