I go in circles constantly lately – I tell myself that we just need to stay home more often than not. Find a rhythm here. But there are errands to run and friends that we want to see. Dentist and doctor appointments. Impulse recipe groceries to buy. Laundry to fold. Tears because the little girl next door who my kids adore is moving. Tomatoes and peppers to finish buying and to plant and a few last seeds to get into the soil. Guilt in the back of my head that I joined the gym and I’m not going more than a few times a week. So many things that fill up a day that there’s hardly time to think intentionally about the way I want our days to flow.
So I go back to trying simply to infuse some calm, for the kids but mostly for myself. Keeping the computer away and the tv saved for times of “necessity” and we all stay a bit happier.
One Year Ago: On Rough Days