I got to bed late last night, and had a long list of projects, right and left brained, awaiting me when I got up this morning. Plus getting the last of Christmas downstairs, laundering the sheets, and working with son Brian on several of his projects.
But this was Sunday morning, which means I start with the New York Times on line, particularly savoring the columnists. Aaaahhhh. I had barely started when my phone made its little txt sound – daughter Susan said granddaughter Bryce wanted to come to Memaw Pat’s to feed the birds. Bryce is nearly 2 – and how can projects-to-do stand up against such a request?
I was nearly ready for them when the phone rang – I didn’t recognize the number, but trusted that I was to answer it. The caller was a very challenged guy from one of my OLLI classes several years ago, who wanted to talk to me about how he is learning to use crystals for healing. I was proud of his persistence and growing understanding, and was glad to hear from him.
When Susan and Bryce arrived, we fed the birds and then Bryce helped me get the St. Patrick’s Day and Valentine’s Day decorations out of the box. Once she was happily surrounded with things to explore, and Susan and I had our tea, I got to talk about the exciting ideas and support from every direction that has been popping up for community development in our region. It was a great chance to organize my thoughts, and to bounce them off the wide-thinking Susan.
By the time Bryce was ready to go home for her nap, the only way for me was straight forward, getting done what I could and allowing the rest to wait until the right time appeared.
Brian and I had a great time moving forward on several of his projects, completing one. He picked up dinner for us from Suzie Wong’s Asian Eats up the hill. And he took the Christmas tree down to the garage, so the living room is its more spacious self again.
And everything that needs to be done has been given additional thought, so that it will be even easier to do when the right moments arrive.