Yesterday was "get stuff done" day. Because I needed to get stuff done. And because the stuff was so completely and utterly not done, which made for the need to rectify the un-done-ness and get it all done.
So much to get done!
However, amidst all the "getting stuff done" and trying to "not go insane" and coming up with new ways to "use italics" in my sentences, I found something:
Joy! Complete, calm, unfettered, and un-italicized joy.
I blame Amber. Her post yesterday had me thinking about joy all day. As did all of your comments about waiting for what we wait for.
I also blame my female cycle. PMS depression is over for the month, and so finding joy is not a mind-numbing, heart-shredding, body-exhausting ordeal as it is during my down weeks.
Some of the joy I found:
*#4 has the cutest expressions found anywhere on a 19 month old. Anywhere!
* Making cookies with the kids using a tub of cookie dough (bought at Costco) is more fun than making them from scratch. For me, anyway.
*DVD players in mini-vans are a gift of God, especially when it takes an hour and 20 minutes to drive from Sugarhouse (SLC) to Provo because of an accident on the I-15.
*Waking up to a clean kitchen is by far one of the greatest joys to be found.
*Laughing and talking while snuggled under the covers makes up for however many dirty socks I find on the living room floor.
So, you see? I found some joy whilst-a-getting stuff done. And I got it done! Most of the stuff, anyway. There is still ample amounts of undone stuff, but somehow, it's not so overwhelming. Perhaps because today I will get more of it done, too. And I know every day I will need to get some of it done to prevent the next day from becoming overloaded with extra stuff. Interesting how a little work each day makes the next day a little bit easier.
So, dear reader, tell me --have you found joy today? This week? This month? How do you find joy when you are in the "getting stuff done" mode?