Life gets weird fast. Yesterday my daughter somehow managed to slam my nipple in her board book, I cleaned out our gutters while under a tornado watch, and my husband spewed muddy water into the kitchen while trying to fix our water pump. The day before that my daughters had to be bathed three times because they kept getting dirty and during the final bath one of them pooped in the tub. A couple of weeks ago, my garbage disposal made a weird noise and when I tried to show the Hubs it completely detached from the sink. (Its fixed now thank God). Never a dull moment in my life right? Sassy Queen Latifah God has fun with me a lot. I probably deserve most of the weird stuff that flies my way and I actually enjoy having something to laugh about.
This weekend we braced for a hurricane. Everything I prepared for didn’t happen. The power stayed on. The house didn’t flood. We didn’t even eat all of our hurricane food. (Probably because I hid it from The Hubs and told him he was in for it if he ate it before the hurricane hit.) Life got weird in a different way for once. Suddenly I didn’t have a thousand things to do. It forced me to slow the hell down. I took TWO naps! TWO! For those of you that aren’t parents, that’s incredible. I cleaned the Twins’ room so it finally looks like a nursery. I washed laundry AND PUT IT AWAY! I made an amazing hot dog with beer cheese fondue, homemade sauerkraut, and grilled onions on it. (It was a glorious party in my mouth.) I feel like super woman. To top it all off, The Hubs made me tacos and bought me cheese & M&Ms.
It opened my eyes to how busy I always let myself be. One of my favorite books is Love Does by Bob Goff. I highly recommend reading it. In it, he talks about how he says yes to opportunities that come his way all the time but tries to quit one thing a week. Some things are obviously unavoidable but it’s time to start making time to slow down. That’s going to mean better managing my time at home and not just at work. Less time mindlessly scrolling through Facebook and calling it “me time.” (We all know that’s not fulfilling anyway.) Less time watching stupid videos and more time taking care of things so I don’t have to stress about them. (Ugh. Makes me feel like an adult and I sort of hate it.) Here’s to making time for more of the fun weird and less of the stress weird! Happy Monday everyone!