There's my family and everything that goes along with 3 rascals, 4 including Simon :) and who I must admit have eaten pizza 2 nights in a row this past week because I have been so neglectful. Oh and the housework that I wish would magically do itself like Harry Potter.
There's the block which is up to the painting stage and I am doing all that time consuming stuff of hunting around for the best quotes for flooring, tiles, carpet, taps, vanities etc with kids in tow. Last time I went to a tile shop, Oliver smashed one on the floor. You know the cliche where you see what your child is going to do but don't get there in time and everyone jumps and looks at the noise. The salesperson pretends it is okay but really you can smell the annoyance coming off them in waves.
Then there's the gym. I get irritable if I miss more than 2 days in a row. Oh dear! Everything else gets inconvenienced just to fit a session in. I find though that a good old fashioned workout clears my mind and gets rid of the overload headache and helps me feel less overwhelmed and renewed to tackle things. Does anyone else get that?
Then there's my church calling. I can't say anything except that being RS Pres is the most wonderful and exhausting experience all at once. I never switch off from it which might not be too good a thing sometimes but my mind is constantly consumed with things I need to do, things I need to do better, things I feel good about, things I feel sad about, things I need to fix, things I wish I could fix, things I need to ponder on, things I wish I was better at. I know that I am only here for a season so I feel that I need to give it my all. There's nothing like an assignment that extends and stretches you right to the edge that helps you grow and learn in an area you need work on. Obviously someone knew I had a lot of learning to do.
And you know the funny thing, I am nowhere near as busy as most of you guys out there.
Oh there is something I want to post though. Simon says its bragging but I am so proud of myself. Below is some photos of the wood I stacked. It took 6hrs (not all at once) and it was a bit back breaking but I loved the monotony of it and got some really good thinking time done because otherwise it was utterly boring!! The wood lines both sides of the fence and I hope it last our cold Tas winter.
On the weekend a few of us helped Dean and Mel move into their new house in Deloraine. Jackie bought us all chicken and chips and gravy for lunch. We all dug in after a busy morning. Moving is not fun for the people moving but the helpers have a great time, probably because they can go home and have a rest I spose and not look at anymore boxes.