Saturday, January 05, 2008

No Hurry

Well, apparently I have been in no hurry to post lately! I realized this morning that "no hurry" seems to be the current theme in my life...

I have been in no hurry to take down our Christmas tree. We usually leave it up until New Year's anyway, but since Monday is Christmas in Ethiopia, we feel like part of our family hasn't had Christmas yet... If you look closely at our tree, you can see that we added New Year party hats, party horns and streamers to it, so it's lookin' pretty classy!

We've been in no hurry to get well, although we're all a LOT better. Everyone but my husband has been (or is currently going through) a round of antibiotics and various other drugs. This upper respiratory junk has been in no hurry to leave. I wish it were, though.

I've apparently been in no hurry to put "2008" on anything. I just can never get used to putting a new year/date on checks, forms, and other paperwork. Every. Single. Time. I have had to mark it out and rewrite it this past week. It's driving me crazy!!

We were in no hurry to get back to school this week. We did a few piddly things but we're hitting it full force on Monday. If I can finish our lesson plans. Which I've been in no hurry to do.

SO, apparently all the "hurry" which lead up to and carried us through the holidays has stopped. We're not hurrying. And (except for the health part) that's fine with me!


Linda said...

Glad you are all on the mend Cyndi. I have found in my own life that the "hurrieder I go, the behinder I get." I think not being in a hurry is a good thing.
Blessings on this new year - I pray it brings us the desires of our hearts (and that those desires are His.).

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Oh, how wonderful it is to see that I am not the only one who has not taken down her tree or decorations yet. I love the title of this post, "no hurry". I need to write this down somewhere so that I read it everyday!

Great post Cyndi!

Alycia said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better and recovering from your illness. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog ~ I know all military families appreciate the prayers :) I enjoyed this post so much as I have not been in such a hurry for much of anything since after Christmas! We finally took our tree down today and I am working on lesson plans at the moment yet, I am lacking the motivation to jump right back into the swing of things. Oh, which reminds me, I would love for you to write a post on your homeschooling blog ~ when you get the opportunity ~ on how you managed homeschooling when your children were young? I believe I may have read something similar to this on your blog before, but I cannot remember where? I have been having some difficulty lately with feeling like I am not able to balance everything...homeschooling, lesson plans, what I think they should be learning/doing, some struggles with whether I am doing enough...etc...etc.. My husband is doing a thoughtful and loving job of encouraging and supporting me and yet I am longing to hear another homeschooling mother share how she balanced toddlers, school aged, home-keeping, meals, exercise, planning and so on.

Oh, sorry for the long comment! But, thanks for listening :) It truly helps to have ladies like you to turn to (even if only through the blogosphere ;)


Susanne said...

After all that rushing of December it feels good to not huryy but just take things one day at a time. Do hope you are all well quickly though.