Thursday, August 2, 2018

In the Calm, In the Quiet


I sit in the calm and quiet.

No, it's not nap time this time or the kids aren't in bed for the night.  Hubby took the kids on a little adventure, just the three of them. 

Oddly, what initially started out was my oldest and him going led to all three.  When it came time, my oldest said no he didn't want to go, but my youngest asked if he could.  Which, in itself, was a feat because lately it was mama only and he usually just wanted to stay home (and still go on adventures, but complain about wanting the other option).  Once my oldest heard that his brother wanted to go, suddenly he was interested in going again :)  Wonder why?

But nonetheless, all three went.  It was just me.  Well, me and two cats who were napping somewhere in the house as cats do during the day.

So many options at my fingertips of what I could do.  Aside from use the other car, as hubby had the key with him.  I had many choices.  Of course, there was the to do list, the chores, the laundry, dinner prep, reading, writing, and so on.  Hobbies and maintenance pretty much.

I needed to start a load of laundry, because, well lets face it, it is Summer and it needs to be done weekly in our house.  At first, beyond laundry, my mind was running a mile a minute with "what can I get done with the kids gone for a couple of hours?"

The list just piled up, but then I realize, I have time set aside during the week weekly to accomplish certain tasks.  But then my mind went to, well, we have two trips coming up we need to get ready for, have the house ready for, and so on.

But then I reminded myself, chores can usually wait.  In fact, a lot can wait or get moved around because we some things often enough that it won't affect anything in the grand scheme of it all anyways.

So what did I do?  I took some time to myself.  I did the things I wanted to do.  I chose to write, to be creative, to do me-be me.  I filled up on my energy boosters and then I could fill up those around me as needed.  It was relaxing, it was calm, it was quiet.  Just what I needed.