I was having a conversation with friends today. It went something like this:
Them: do y’all use your movie room?
Me: not very often, but maybe someday when we slow down.
Them: do you ever slow down? It seems like you go from one project to another.
Me: well….. that’s not untrue.
I tend to get bored easily and when boredom hits, inspiration to do something spurs an idea. An idea spurs a plan. A plan spurs excitement and the project wheels burn, and when they burn, they burn hard.
It made me think. Think about this time in my life and what it actually means. I’m not 30, 40 or even early 50’s anymore. it’s not like I’m looking to the end of life yet but really…….what are the goals?
Steve has 14 months of full time work and then he will go part time. Seasons of life are changing and as I watch our grand babies grow so quickly, it has me thinking about the future.
I don’t want to spend all our time thinking of the next project, the next job, the next activity.
Just like it takes motivation to be a hard worker, it’s going to take practice to slow down.
My days and some nights are full of the RV renovation. Today I laid a bathroom floor and it was the most UNFUN I’ve had in a while. I’m hoping when it’s done and we pull out of the driveway on adventures, they can include rest. Sitting around a campfire, reading a book, enjoying the scenery of the beautiful world we live in.
Tonight, while waiting for my hard working husband to return from out of town, I retreated to the front porch. The hustle and bustle of nighttime routines are in full swing inside. The splashing of the bathtub, nighttime stories and snuggles all around.
On the porch, my swing awaits and the humming of the bugs. I listen to the neighbors dog barking and view a lady walking her dogs down the sidewalk.
I spend a lot of time on our porch with other women and friends from time to time but to just be alone and rest….not so much.
I haven’t had much to say on this blog as of late. Life is full and who needs to write about painting another kitchen cabinet.
But I enjoy the written word, the expression of ones thoughts. Maybe soon, there will be things to say.
Until then, I’ll just be swinging and maybe resting