Friday, July 3, 2009

Give It A Go

Well, it's amazing what reduced access to blogger will do for one's To Do list. Yesterday was a day for no blog posting, quick blog reading and a little bit of blog commenting, a few chores around the house and then paperwork. I don't have all of it done but I have the bits done that were bothering me (some of which I was worried about when they were all actually under control). My task list is all organised for Monday and I'm feeling much better.

So, in other news, my watch stopped the other day.

What does one generally think when their watch stops?

I guess it's normal to think about getting the battery replaced. It's probably also reasonable to assess whether it's time for a new watch altogether.

Hmmm, yes, those would be the most "normal" responses to a watch stopping situation.

Well, when my watch stopped I admit to contemplating both of the aforementioned plans of action. It didn't last long, though.

I have found that I am looking for a more cosmic meaning behind my watch stopping and I believe it is a sign from the universe that at this moment I need to be running my life by my watch, which I am typically want to do.

I decided a while back that I was sick of running late for things and rushing everywhere but my solution at that time was to deal with the choices of either being organised or being late. Even so, I continued to find myself rushing and causing myself stress and anxiety as a result.

Now I see that both of these options only really address the symptoms when the cause is having a full and busy life, which is something that I don't want to actually solve. I love being busy and I love achieving things and that is something that I want to feel good about, not something that I want to be the cause of anxiety in my life.

I know there are times when I could be more organised and I will still strive for organisation and preparedness but I think I will really benefit from living my life for a little while without having the constant reminder on my wrist about the constantly passing seconds of my life.

I think that God is sending me a message and the message is, "Chillax about time, dude".

It's quite a challenge for me to do, but I'm gonna give it a go.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bloody Paperwork

Hmmm, didn't get further then getting the paperwork tray out and putting it on the table as far as accounts and paperwork. My head is so far away from these things and the more I remind myself how important they are, the further I seem to drift.

The Starchild came home at noon yesterday and I talked him into going out to lunch together. It was really good, particularly after the rough week last week, and while we didn't get the stuff done at home that we both wanted it, it was still so nice to just hang out together. Also, I won a beer with my members card. I don't drink beer and have never actually ordered one for myself ever before but also also don't usually win stuff and because I was so stoked that I had won something and because the barman wasn't allowed to swap it for anything else, I ordered a beer, and drank it over lunch, and rather quite enjoyed it. I don't think I'd choose to order one again in the future - unless I won another one, of course - but I sure enjoyed it yesterday.

A few hours at the school followed by some time wandering around the shops, then getting petrol and groceries and catching up on some blogs and emails has meant that I have also done nothing with the paperwork today either. BUT, I am happy and considering where I was last Thursday, I am so grateful for this that I cannot bring myself to feel bad about bloody paperwork.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Look Out New Financial Year - Here I Come!

What a busy few days - as always!

The worship team were really light on at church on Sunday so I was playing guitar for the first time in front of an audience. I wasn't very good, I'm afraid, but I didn't have any major stuff ups. I have really difficulty strumming to the rhythm and singing at the same time but there was one song where I did the intro vocals while one of the team played keyboard and I came in with the guitar on the verse and was also able to sing during the chorus. I quite think I enjoyed that song the most.

After church was painting. The Starchild had prepared the impossible princesses new room (which is the smiley monster's old room) so the impossible princess and I went and chose the paint. She decided on an outrageously bright pink for one wall and a lighter but still bright and fresh purple (called 'sweet damsel') for the other walls. I've just finished off the last coat this morning and have cleaned all the brushes and rollers. There's still a few touch ups to do ones its all dry and the masking is removed and the woodwork is yet to be done but I have to say it looks quite wonderful - a fun room for a fun seven year old princess.

Yesterday was watching the last two episodes of 24 so I don't have to sit up until stupid o'clock on a Sunday night any more, doing a bit more of the paining in the impossible princesses room, doing my Yule project, playing taxi for The Starchild and the kids to go to the footy and YAAD class. It was a really wonderful night seeing everyone's truly wonderful and inspiring Yule projects. Everyone has their own particular interests and talents and it is wonderful sharing with the group - and when there's food that makes it even better - yummo to Yule cider, Yule tomato soup with fresh buttered bread rolls and Yule log chocolate cakes!

So much to do today, end of financial year looming so got to get all of the accounts in order for the business and yeah, well, like I'm motivated to do that. It will be good to have it all up to date and ready to get stuck into the new financial year with new plans and new growth - oh, sounds like a Yule blessing!