This is a busy fall. Since school began my life has been busy, to put it lightly. There have been so many new things to do and people to meet that sometimes it feels like I am letting things slide.
Every year my daughter makes a video for people for their birthdays. This year we forgot to do it for my dad. Not only did we forget, but I called him from my office so she didn't talk to him either.
Every gift giving holiday I am immediately sending out Thank You notes. It is not something I put off; not something I neglect. Yet this year, I have yet to write Thank You notes for birthday gifts received nearly a month ago. (Maybe admitting this will get me to do it)
In August a guy I know had a birthday. I had a fun idea to put his words on a peaceful and beautiful picture. I finally did it last week. Finally. It only took me 6 plus weeks!
A stack of bills sits on the floor in my office waiting to be sent. The money sits in my account waiting to be spent. And yet, I feel as if the time is not there for me to sort through everything and do what needs to be done.
These small little things play on my mind. I have no idea why they aren't getting done or why it is taking so long to do them. Each is something I normally do with a light heart and a grateful attitude. Each is something, including sending in the bills, that I enjoy doing. yet, right now, this fall, these things aren't getting done.
It feels as if time is slipping through my fingers. My days have become a series of appointments and meetings, running from here to there, overseeing homework and schedules that have nothing to do with the normal running of my home. It is not as if I am not living in each moment; more that the moments do not include bill paying and Thank You note writing. It is as if there are surprises and events that take me from what needs to be done.
I am living life. I am running and playing and enjoying. I need to take the time to do the little things too - to be thankful for the gifts received, to drop my dad a surprise from the Diva, and to pay the bills that supply energy to my house and a roof over my head.
Tomorrow... I will put it on my list to be completed... tomorrow!