Making plans making wishes

My Georgie girl is sleeping, she still naps for a couple of hours each day, around noon. Beau is at preschool, playing, exploring, learning. Nick is working, of course. And me – I’m sitting here in the living room with the doors flung wide open, the warmth of early spring seeping in, and the urgency to do both everything and nothing.

There’s certainly a lot to do. Laundry on this sunny, breezy day would be ideal. There’s about 3 loads now, patiently waiting. I haven’t yet tidied the kitchen and some ants are starting to settle in, I notice…

I’d actually planned to bake some cupcakes for the freezer, for Beau’s weekend party… to get myself organised and prepared ahead of time… and there’s definitely a grocery list to write and some meal planning to do…

We have FINALLY been paid something, after 4 weeks of nothing, so paying rent and catching up with our household bills and budgeting is utterly essential. It will help my mental load immeasurably, if I can line those numbers up.

And, whilst I’m on the computer, I should really be finalising a few of those ceremonies I’ve written – so they can be sent to their couples for review; it will save me another late night in front of a screen.

I’ve also got other business admin to do – preparation for an upcoming expo, ordering supplies, some promotions, getting back to some friends and associates I’m in the middle of having conversations with, a meeting on Thursday to prepare for… stuff like that…

Party planning is in the front of my mind, though – the celebration of my nearly 5 year old is what’s consuming my thoughts. I’m really excited for his first birthday party with friends – there are shopping lists to write for the food, presents to wrap ready so it’s not last minute, loot bags to prepare…

…and, of course, there’s all of the blog posts about all of the wonderful things about all of the happenings at this stage in our life. A busy, full, and wonderful stage. I love blogging about it all. And I love capturing out memories… I’m wondering if I bring out my camera often enough, if I’m taking enough videos…

But as I hear the rustle of the breeze in the treetops, the birds starting to sing a little louder, a little more cheerfully – there is this other task list I remember… it’s one that requires more attentiveness to myself… my need to get outdoors in the sunshine, to go for long walks amongst the trees, to build castles in the sand with curious hands, and collect seasonal produce for our evening meal. Beau has asked if I can pick him up earlier from kindy, today, if we can go scootering afterwards…

I have this strong sense today of getting all my tasks done as soon as I can, so I can get straight to the most important part – living this beautiful life.

With so much changing, ending, finishing up… so much more is about to start, renew, and return… even the air is smelling a bit sweeter.

So! First thing: write a to do list. Then pop it to one side for tomorrow.

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