Monday, May 08, 2006

Honey-Nut Crunch Surprise

What can one do with a day like mine?

I survey the schedule recorded in my ever-present pocket-calendar, and begin to gear up for a doozy. (or would that be doozie?) The end-of-the-semester crunch hits at this time every May, and I am feeling the weight of it; not that any one item is overwhelming, but the whole mix looks indigestable from this vantage point. My secret weapon, a travel-bible, stays at my hip.

Send off special week-end guest,violin lesson, library, lunch "out", rehearsals, performances, juries, birthday dinner for Daughter #1, more rehearsals, and OH YEAH....teach school to the little darlings. Return phone calls. Plan a trip to Syracuse for violin-equipment. Maybe a bit of speed-practicing in between. (speed-practicing: skip all measures or beats you already know. Play out of tempo, hitting only passages that are yet unplayable. Believe me, this is not easy to listen to....)

That's a necessity. Focus.
a tiny dose of humor.
And, oh my: grace. truck-loads of it. (and not just the divine kind.)
6 bags of water-softener salt

If I tank up now, slowly and determinedly (not that quick grapple of balance that comes after a surprise slip down the stair), I may look at this day with a backward glance and pronounce: YES!

And as for being a "sleuth for hidden blessings", today is the kind of day one needs to hunt the hardest. But the findings are worth the searching. Stay posted!


Blogger eyestotheeast said...

tell that lovely daughter of yours that I say 'happy birthday' =)

10:23 AM  
Anonymous brietta said...

Reading your blog I almost thought I'd rather be your kind of busy than mine (you know--out and about a million different places vs. staying at home running after toddlers)... and then decided not. And it's not cause I'm learning contentment. I think you are an ambitious woman! :)

2:17 PM  
Blogger TrashTidBits said...

Just'll be able to slow down when you visit Washington, DC with me in about a month.

5:35 PM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

is ambitious a synonym for nuts?
...'cause that's why the word "nut" is in the title of this post!


5:38 PM  

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