Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rambling

Suddenly my thoughts turn to fall, then to winter. It will be Halloween soon. We've got to get a date on the calendar to go out to the pumpkin patch. We've got to round up costumes for the kids. And maybe even some for the big people this year too, since we're going to a party or two. Which means I need to get a sitter too.

Then it will be Thanksgiving time. Figuring out who's going where and when. What we'll eat. How we'll fit it all in and enjoy every moment.

Which brings us to December and the usual rush of Christmas. Only this year I'm determined to slow down and enjoy it for the wonderful time of year that it is. Simple gifts. Simple plans. Lots of togetherness and gratitude.

The details tend to swirl in my mind. I'm think of starting some sort of notebook this year and keep waiting for Beck to post on the secrets to hers (hint, hint). I want to do more, give more, be more. And do it with simplicity.

If my thoughts seem a jumbled mess, they are. I am adult onset attention deficit disorder at its finest. My mind races with thoughts of all that is to come. While my body decides to have a sit on the comfy chair and watch a movie.

That's my life. That's who I am.

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10 comments:

Aliki2006 said...

We were just talking about Halloween at dinner tonight! I love this time of year, but it's always stressful as we think about how we're going to spend it--and with whom.

Subspace Beacon said...

*lalalalala* Summer is NOT over. I don't care what you say. Summer is NOT over.

Anna said...

It's still summer! It's not officially fall until September 22... Which happens to be next Tuesday... Regardless, I insist that it is still summer because today the temperature in my town, which isn't far from Omaha, was 87 degrees. You can't call THAT fall, can you? :P

As for organization: try color coding your calendar- family functions one color, work functions another, your kids each have their own color, your husband has his, you have yours, etc. Don't worry too much about the future. Do prepare, but don't stress about it. As an application I'm filling out says in multiple places: "RELAX!" Good luck. :)

Mary-LUE said...

I just saw a link to a calendar that follows the liturgical year. It is very prettily designed. I'm far from being in a position to actually DO anything with it, but I'd like looking at it!

The idea of simplicity is so appealing to me. It seems that there are some areas in life where I have a handle on it, but then there are areas where I can't quite figure it out. Simplicity isn't simple!

Midwest Beach Girl said...

Just an offer, but if you would like an authentic Disney princess dress, I would love to send one to you for B!

I love Halloween and am glad that you and J are doing something also. It's always nice to have fun holiday plans to look forward to.

nikkis30by30 said...

You, my dear, are not the only one that feels the onset of aadd!!!! I am right there with ya Sistaaaa!!! With the start of each child in something new, my mind tends to wander even more. Not that I don't love it. I DO!

Maybe..... hopefully..... it would be awesome..... if..... we get to see each other this year for Thanksgiving. Do you ever do the S family Thanksgiving? Why can't I remember?!?!?

Must be that AADD....... UGH

Beck said...

Argh, notebooks. I will start working on a post, but it'll be dull....

Jen said...

Hey! That's also who *I* am!

Beck said...

To read. Not to write. Nothing I like more than writing about me, dude. xo

Michelle said...

I saw Christmas stuff in a store already...I wish they wouldn't do that in Sep, before we've even had Halloween!