Friday, May 29, 2009

Today was another busy day. Well, it was at least scheduled as a busy day. A doctor's appointment, lab work for Ryan, visiting teachers, lunch with a dear friend, visiting teaching appointment, grocery shopping, errands, employment work, get Jacob off to his canoeing trip, take Jessica to a party, finish preparations for Saturday's crazy busy day.

But ... well, apparently I've kind of gone AWOL. Without anyone's "permission", I skipped out on more than 75% of today's scheduled tasks. What have I done with the time? I sat in my desk chair for more than 45 minutes not doing anything. Really. Nothing. (Okay, Okay, David -- Yes, I was breathing, but nothing else. Oh, and yes, I was blinking occasionally. Can I go on now?)

When Dwight was leaving this afternoon to run errands, I told him I was going to take Ryan for his lab work while the other kids watched a movie downstairs. I put sleeping Ryan in his carseat and gathered my stuff, really intending to leave. But, then Dwight left. The room was quiet. No tv. No lights. No noise. And, that's when I heard it. I heard it just like I can now hear a child calling my name. It. It was the bed calling my name. "Just lay down for a few minutes," it pleaded, begging me to climb on to it's soft mattress and place my head on its perfect down pillow.

At first I resisted its calls knowing that I really needed to get the lab work done. But as I walked closer to the bed (intending to leave), the calls intensified, and soon I found myself snuggled between soft and silky 800-count thread sheets covered by the perfect weight of a much loved quilt. It only took a minute of being in its grasp before I decided that nothing really had to get done today. And, there I stayed for more than an hour.

Everything can wait, right? Right or wrong. Everything will wait. The choice was made and now I have the consequences. I went to the dr's. I met with my visiting teachers. And, I successfully managed getting Jacob out the door seemingly prepared for his canoe trip. That's it for today. Tonight I'll take Jessica to her party. And, tomorrow ...

Well, tomorrow I'll try to make up for the rest.

1 comment:

DixieJo said...

hooray for you! Somedays that is the only way I get things done... by not doing most of it and taking care of me.