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Pause the Panic

Pause the Panic

Photo Credit: Krysten Newby ©2007 (Flickr via Creative Commons) Time can move simultaneously quickly and slowly, don’t you find? At least during vacations I find it to be the case, particularly during the two weeks off Jeff and I just wrapped up. We spent some time camping, a handful of days at home, and then most of the past week in the Tacoma/Seattle, WA area for a conference, some sightseeing, and reenacting scenes from a Seinfeld episode. It was great (save for parts of the last bit), but I found myself wanting to avoid the start of this day. Looping around in my mind was all the stuff I have to get done this week:

  1. I need to get the house tidied and cleaned.
  2. I really do need to get the car in for an oil change and a couple of other what-nots.
  3. What am I going to do for round two of the #STARTExp which starts, oh, today?
  4. Breathe.
  5. Exercise.
  6. Change/do a bazillion things by midnight yesterday.

Gadzooks, no wonder I didn’t want to start this day.

So before I hit the snooze button yet again this morning, I finally got up and took the following steps:

  1. I showered (our new shower, courtesy of #bathroomreno2013, is lovely).
  2. I made a cup of coffee (Millstone’s Foglifter blend is a current favourite).
  3. I whined prayed whined (let’s be honest here) to God.

The above steps did not completely transform my day in that every task and “to do” list was eradicated. But it did help me to take a step back, to breathe, and be able to properly gain some focus for today.

This is the point where I feel as though I should have some little nugget to take away from this ramble so it’s less, well, ramble-y. But I don’t have one. So, I’ll just end it. (Unless you have a take-away to share with everyone? If so, feel free to share it here. :-) )

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