June 4, 2010
I thought I was doing good. I was doing good.
Then spring and summer collided and my careful scheduling of our days to give us time to explore, create, learn, play and manage our home went flying out the window. Oh, I don't do good with transitions.
To put things in perspective and be fair to myself, life is not crazy busy. I'm so thankful that the routines we've established keep the house running - meals, laundry and basic chores. But this week I lost my Monday rhythm due to backpacking and I've been playing catch up ever since.
Now the end of this week is Brienne's dance rehearsal and recital. I'm running extra errands for hair clips and applying make up to my seven year old. I'm a fish out of water in this scene.
The only real chaos in the week was Tuesday morning when I took this photo of the flowers I picked earlier against a background of camp debris spread over our living room floor.
But then Damien, bless his heart, came home on his lunch break and in fifteen minutes working with the kids managed to clean most of it up (minus the heaps of laundry we washed and hung the following day).
Where there is busy there is also beauty because I have these flowers.
I can't say they make the work of the week or this time of transition any easier but they do make it more beautiful. And that counts for something.
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