July 20, 2010
Alex, in Oregon.
Oh deer. Where does the time go? How do we move through an entire year, in the blink of an eye?
I decided I need to write a list, because I am getting dizzy thinking of everything I am forgetting, and forgetting everything I am meaning to remember, and remembering stuff I meant to do, and so on...
A list is what I chiefly need. And I decided to include a picture or two, and that's when I (finally) decided to look at these that My Mom sent from Alex's Oregon visit last summer. And strangely, crazy-happenstancedly, these photos are exactly one year old. To the day! And so it's like this big cosmic reminder that a year can pass very quickly, and that I do need lists, and reminders, and more of whatever it takes to get my life in order, because there is a tendency for me to fail in the realm of order.
That was sort of a mouthful of random introspection. Likely confirming some people's perception that many blogs are fluff and nonsense. Nonetheless, I stand by statement and declare it: sensesical and fraught with deep meaning.
Also: Happy Birthday Gretchen!
Okay. So. Order. Lists. Reminders of what must be accomplished. Because clearly, I am in need.
#1. find a hotel-lodge-roof and floor for our last night of vacation
#2. make spare keys (the ones I made last year do not work... not one of them argghh)
#3. take cats to the vet. Do not be late.
#4. clear the three baskets of clean laundry that lives perpetually at the foot of the bed
#5. clean ratty-rats home
#6. make a
#7. finish all Comic-Con costumes
#8. find a seafood restaurant for dinner with AquaMan, AquaWoman, BlackManta, BeeWoman, BeeKeeper, and SuperMom
#9. mail water bottle to Grandmother
#10. load memory stick and return to Mom
#11. collect one large shade loving plant from Jess
#12. shred paper work
#13. pack for trip to Midwest
#14. give Rebekah a concise and non-demoralizing list of what to do and who to feed while we are away
#15. let Corina know we made a plan B
#16. thank Corina for so readily agreeing to be our plan A
#17. set a date for hosting MNO in August
#18. share the date with MNO moms
#19. pay bills
#20. wash the car... Really? I mean, sure the car is dirty, but how clean is it going to stay, waiting for us in a remote airport parking lot?
#21. feed children, repeat
#22. seems like there was more...
#23. clean... It never ends, does it?
#25. figure best way to pack ukulele
#26. probably clean some more
Do all of the above, and love the children, breath deeply, reflect gratefully, and take up yoga. It's later than I think.