Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Finding My Way

Many times throughout our day, I have the thought that whatever is happening at the moment will be a good story - someday. In the midst of the chaos, I am usually able to step back for a moment and recognize the humor. There are also moments, days, weeks when I lose my perspective and I am utterly overwhelmed trying to nurture minds, bodies and souls while being the responsible adult (when did that happen???) caring for a geriatric dog who vomits and has accidents in the house at least twice a week -who was our baby for many years before the boys came along, managing the finances, the attempt to feed a family of 5 a nutritionally sound, local, seasonal diet (for more info check out the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle), manage (poorly) the never ending to do list of household maintenance projects, and work as a paid consultant (while everyone else is sleeping) on various environmental projects. I want to be mindful of my parenting, my attitude, my behavior but find myself distracted all too often. There's no real point to this post...just trying to find my way. Trying to find that elusive thing we call balance. In the meantime, we laugh a lot. And I guess that learning to take myself and my surroundings less seriously that I'm making progress...

1 comment:

JMom said...

I get it. I really do. I think that is what parenthood has taught me most...all the things I thought I had all figured out---are not at all clear and as your quote below says, the simple things are the most important things.