On Balance


My friend Sarah (the domestic Goddess) recently posted a blog entry about balance. When I read her entry I told her I would look for balance under the pile of munge on my kitchen floor.

I'm still looking.

Sill looking....

Oh never mind. I give up. I don't really know how to look for balance right now. It seems everything needs to be done all at once!

The freezer is full of food, but there is still tomatoes and applesauce to go. The laundry is clean, but heaped in a pile on the sofa. The dishes are taking over the kitchen because the dishwasher broke yesterday. The little person thinks she needs to be carried all day long, and I think I need to read a book in a corner in the backyard. Neither one can happen.

Yet it's all okay somehow. As long as I remind myself that I can really only do one thing at a time, and that it will never all be done at once, I will be fine. This busy season leads to the next and so it goes. The rhythm of life beats on. Lucky for me, while the tempo is a little fast, the overall beat is pretty darn good as long as I remember to keep looking up sometimes.

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  1. Doesn't life just go a warp speed? I was thinking about that this morning when I was outside and mourning the loss of early light. I can tell you from experience that it just does not slow down. The older I get the faster the days, months and years go by. Finding balance is a good thing, one that I am still struggling with. It is, at least for me, a struggle to let go of the thought that "it will all get done" at once.
    Best to you. You have done such an amazing job with your garden and putting all of that goodness by for the coming months.

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  2. I could have written a post exactly like this! It seems like my days fly and my commitments are full. I search and search for balance. My work will be done, but it will be late and I will have forgotten to pack a lunch. Oh, balance how I wish I could find you!

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  3. SOUNDS LIKE YOU FOUND BALANCE...
    LOVE YOU
    KAREN

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  4. It's like we're the same person!

    Minus the broken dishwasher. Luckily, mine is still working.

    Good luck finding your balance - and hiding off in a corner of the backyard to read a book. :-)

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