This is Vital

This is a week when I have to focus on the most important things, prioritize ruthlessly, be satisfied with mediocre in some areas, and really be present for the wonder that is my almost one-year-old.

This is vital:

::  spending  time with my almost one year old – enjoying the last weeks of our nursing relationship, and looking with excitement at all that will come in this next year. (And maybe mourn a little – just a teensy bit – for the baby that is gone a little more every day )

::  remembering  the  many  reasons I chose my husband, and telling him how much I appreciate him

::  looking  at  the  bulbs starting to sprout in my yard, cutting down the dead things from winter, feeling the earth between my fingers

::  planning  my  little  boy’s  marvelous birthday party without trying to impress anyone.  Martha Stewart does not live here. (Pictures to come)

:: paying my library fines so I can read a few more good books

:: going outside, feeling the sun, coming out of my long winter hibernation

::  cooking a few meals for my freezer, because having a back-up plan saves me  time, money, and stress.  Besides, I love the look of meals all labeled and lined up on my freezer shelves.  Okay, Martha can visit sometimes…

:: (finally) filing our taxes

:: listening to music to rejuvenate my spirit

“And thank God for another day, another chance
To love the ones I love
To find my way, to laugh, to dance
And watch the sun come up
Another day I get to live
As if every breath could be the last I take
I get another day”

Another Day  – Natalie Grant