Now that's a deep question for any woman, right? But one better left for the day I can ask you to sit down and have a cup of tea in person. What I am thinking of on this first day of a brand-new year- a day when God is washing everything clean with a day-long rain... is "what do I do first?" I have some New Years resolutions, a list actually, this year. A lot of stuff you are probably hoping for too...get more exercise, eat more healthfully, get rid of a bunch of clutter, some very personal goals, and...
Turn off the to-do list in my head for a few minutes here and there.
I am trying to be more mindful of being in-the-moment. It's hard though, isn't it? There is so much that needs to be done. All of the time.
I spent a day with a twin mom this week. Her boys are 5 months old. Although we don't know each other too too well, I have this urge to help this woman. She has tons more help than I did, that's not the question. It's the isolation of being in the house that gets you. I love being home, always have, but it's a different story when you can't get out.
I find myself looking forward to my first-time-ever February winter break this year. A time to get organized, go for a drive, be alone. Being the mother I want to be is mentally and physically draining. I find that I need the breaks to regroup and be able to sit like we did this morning and read EVERY BOOK IN THE BASKET!!!! We read about the Gingerbread Baby as the twins ate gingerbread baby cookies...one of those moments you call up years later and you can still smell the gingerbread.
I wonder if all of you are taking stock, planning for 2011 and trying to figure out...Where do I start?
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