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.
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.