life's a bit busy right now, gardening, farming, end of school hoopla, ballet practices and performances, hockey winding down/playoffs for the menfolk, lots of watering due to extremely dry conditions, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, friends experiencing death and divorce, then there is always cooking, cleaning, laundry, children, grandchildren, grown children, family that doesn't live here(traveling), animals(lots of them) fostering, projects due, straightening up(my full time job) and i know i am not alone in this but sometimes it feels that way.
SOME DAYS i just want to do what i want to do but alas the needs are still there when i return from my mental escapes. which includes photographing, painting, taking care of the animals, planting an edible garden...much less having dinner or time with grownup friends including my hubby.
some days just come together perfectly and i flow through the days like i am on a cloud whisking me around with perfect timing and such. but more often there are the other days...forgetting to pack lunch, not making the deadlines for projects, late answering emails that were imperative, didn't take something out for dinner or no dinner at all, planting something only to see it wither away for lack of attention, letting the kids bedrooms look like a tornado landed there, leaving dirty dishes stacked neatly waiting to be washed(something i never did when all six kids lived at home), dirty paw paths in every-room.
more and more i need recuperative moments which makes me look the other way for the stuff listed above.
then there is the mind...that never lets up. do this, get to this, why haven't you done this? don't you think you should cook dinner? blah, blah blah. SHHHHHH!
life is full of things some are "glorious" others not so much but all in all life is full to the brim and i love it.