“Both abundance and lack [of abundance] exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Answer:  Christmas, the time change, and back-to-school.
Question:  What are "Things That Kick My Butt."

Oh, I mourn the end of summer.  I'm one of those moms who enjoys having their kids around.  Do you know that I did not hear the words "I'm bored" once?  Lazy days spent together, working on a puzzle or lounging in the pool.  It was delightful!

Then comes the mad dash to get haircuts, school supplies, and new clothes.  Worry keeps me up the night before, and then the dreaded alarm clock rudely demands I wake before my body tells me it's time.  Of course, I can't get back to sleep after, either.  Disrupted sleep and stress are taking their toll.  I'm dragging.  My energy window has caved in, and my activity threshold is almost non-existent. 

So once again, I must rein in my enthusiasm.  Be patient, and nurse my body through these changes.  Patience, bah.  I've been excited about testing my wings.  I want to begin small excursions out of the house.  Just half an hour, say to the park or just sitting at the mall, once a week.  It looks like that will have to wait a little bit longer.  Once again, this disease reminds me who's really in control here.