Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This too shall pass

A Winter Storm Warning. Yep. On April 16. That's OK. I put fertilizer on my lawn last week because we were expecting a lot of snow then, but didn't get it. We could use a nice big snow now. Yesterday it got up in the 80s, today we are expecting snow. (The picture of the tulips is from last year, they still haven't bloomed this year, but expect pictures when they do.)

I am feeling vaguely dissatisfied this morning. Not real sure what is going on. Several things feel slightly off kilter.
  • I am not overwhelmed with love for my AA group right now (this too shall pass... been through this too many times not to know that.)
  • I have an opportunity at work to really shine, but I will probably have to put in lots of extra hours to do it, and I am not feeling particularly energetic right now
  • I have an opportunity to do something on Saturday that I would really like to do, but it would mean putting off my 15 mile run until Sunday and I don't want to do that
  • As the mileage increases in my training, so does the time - 4 hours on a weekend is 12% of the weekend's waking hours
  • I need to send out the fundraising letters for my marathon - I enthusiastically volunteered to join a group of women raising money for some nuns providing free in-home care to the indigent elderly... but I have to get my butt in gear and actually start begging!
So I think I can see from that bare beginning of a list (or inventory, if you will) that I just have too much to do and too little energy with which to do it.

At the end of each little sentence, I could have written "this too shall pass" because it will. I will likely wake up tomorrow with joy in my heart and excitement about the day. But for today, I will live in the knowledge that all is well and Feelings aren't Facts.


Scott W said...

Thank God they are just feelings, and feelings aren't negotiable.

dAAve said...

I thought that picture looked familiar.
When a newly-born John Elway was in the maternity ward, his father looked through the glass, and with a smile on his face, said, "This too shall pass."

Syd said...

I remember the tulip photo and thought that they were great last year. It sounds like maybe a bit of First Things First would be a good slogan for the day. Hang in there MC. And when it passes, it will be a big relief.

Zane-nawwaa said...

I love Tulips. I love Irises. I love roses. I love flowers. Hope your day goes well.

Mary Christine said...

Daave, you are too funny.

Anonymous Alcoholic said...

Everything will eventually pass.
All the best.

Pam said...

Girl...when we start to break down our weekend hours into percentages....well...that's kinda crazy. But..I do the same thing. I don't understand bored people. Wouldn't it be great to look up one afternoon and say "ho-hum I'm bored".
THere is just so many good things out there to do!
Thinking of you little potato puff.