I'm at the table and it's piled high with Legos, homework, phones, glasses of water and Kool-aid and a million other things.
I'm here, pushing the idea of concentrating while doing homework. Kind of a crazy idea around my house. In about 90 minutes I'd like dinner to magically appear at the table but I think I'm going to have to wander in the kitchen and take care of it myself.
The holidays are over, we're back to school, speech therapy, regulated bedtimes, errands....
I'm trying not to eat chocolate chips right out of the bag -- and failing miserably.
Last Saturday I stood in a pasture eye to eye with a ten month old filly as she checked me out, her lips and nose brushing my cheek. Three other horses stood nearby, waiting for a treat and some love. I didn't get to ride, it was raining, but I spent a couple of hours getting to know K, and her four horses, five dogs, and I don't know how many cats. It was nice. I think I found a kindred spirit -- at least as far as our love of animals goes. We have plans to try and ride this weekend.
So the new year has started with a little bit of the old and some new things too. I'm quitting some commitments I'd gotten myself into in 2008. Commitments that were draining me and keeping me from taking care of myself. I'm trying to pick up some old habits that I had let go, things that keep me healthy.
The homework is done now and the boys are snuggled close to each other on the couch, surfing the web. It's getting dark and I'm going out to check on the parsley and thyme I planted a couple of hours ago just so I can be out in the last light of the day.
It's enough for right now, everything here. As long as I still have other things to hope for, to work towards, this is enough for now.