I'm having a difficult time these days keeping track of where I am supposed to be and what I am supposed to be doing. I'm sure none of you can relate (wink). I don't know if I'm coming or going ... and if my Outlook calendar doesn't "blip" at me and tell me what I should be doing at any given moment I'm likely to miss the meeting, forget the class, confuse the deadline. Case in point: I'm writing a Sleeping with Bread Monday on Tuesday. Obviously my calendar forgot to tell me to get this done.
A friend recently compared keeping track of her schedule to the scene in the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy is looking out the window and various people and things whirl by. I can SO relate to this. Oh look! There goes JJ with a birthday party hat on her head -- maybe she'll get my gift on time if I FedEx it overnite. And there goes my husband -- oh no! I forgot that I was going to meet him at Islands for dinner 1/2 hour ago. Gee, why did my boss just whirl by the window? Oh yeah ... we have a meeting in 15 minutes -- maybe I'll get all green lights between home and work and can make it just in time (now there's a fantasy!).
Yes, my life is very busy and I often feel like the tornado is going to pick me up and never let go -- I will just whirl around forever trying to grab parts of my life as they whizz by. THEN ... then ... I suddenly find myself in the peaceful eye of that storm. I receive a phone call from JJ telling me all about her birthday and "thank you" for the present. I have a relaxing 2 hour dinner with my husband who doesn't mind that I'm 1/2 hour late. I get to the meeting just in time and find a cup of coffee waiting for me.
I feel needed. I feel loved. I feel appreciated.
Sleeping with Bread is a Monday meme thought up by Mary at Life, the Universe and Everything.