Sunday, January 4, 2009
The end of madness
Today marks the end of the madness that is the holidays. At last we'll resume our normal schedules tomorrow morning, with everyone returning to work having no holidays ahead until the Monday of Martin Luther King's birthday a few weeks down the road. Back to the drudgery of our every day, week in and week out lives. Whew! What a relief!
Sometimes the normal routine can be such a Godsend. After a busy period, like this has been from Thanksgiving through New Years Day, well - the word "routine" sounds wonderful to me. At last I can feel as though I'm in some kind of control again and actually accomplish things that need to be done around the house and in other areas of my life. I have a long list to work on, from projects for the Historical Society to arrangements for a trip we are planning in April. And everything in between from cleaning closets to painting rooms.
I like working with lists and legal pads. I have a separate legal pad for every project I'm working on and I keep all my notes there so when I need to know a phone number or a date, I simply grab that pad and there it is in front of me. Of course, that assumes that I can actually put my hands on the pad I'm needing at the moment and that's a whole other story. SOmetimes I run around from room to room trying to find the one I need and feeling that slight panic that this may be the time when I've really lost one. As my memory deteriorates with the progression of my age I know the day is coming when that will be a reality but so far so good - I always manage to find the missing notes somewhere. I'm dreading the inevitable day when I can't, because of the larger implications.
Anyway, I have no idea how things progressed from my first paragraph to this prior one - talk about a stream of conscioiusness! But thus goes January. Time to regroup all around. I'm just now coming back to earth...thankful for a wonderful holiday and glad to get back into the swing of things. It's a good time.