Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pulsing and Buzzing

You know those times during the day when you brain pulses and buzzes: the grocery list flies through, along with the to-do lists of fixing that loose button, finding that misplaced lipstick in the car, wiping out sticky lunch boxes, emptying the dishwasher ... oh, and watching that DVR'ed episode of The Office, reading one last chapter of that book, redesigning my blog template, writing a thank-you note to your grandmother?  Some are must-do's.  Others are would-like-to-do's.  And others are just plain do-I-have-to's?  

They swirl around in there throughout the day.  Usually it happens just as I'm dozing off to sleep as I promise myself to remember tomorrow all of those things piling up, which conveniently I don't.  Or they come to me in the shower or as I'm driving.  Perhaps I ought to take after Jennifer H. and grab a Thursday Drive, but with gas prices the way they are, I'd be better off making it Thursday walk.

But then, when I grab a moment to accomplish these things I have either forgotten what they were, or just plain don't want to.  Sometimes I just want to stare off, and do exactly nothing.

I have some awards I've been hoarding.  Six actually.  I'm so grateful for these because in some way they tell me, I'm not alone.  Me too.  Thanks for sharing your world even if you are a whack-job most days.  I plan to pass them along, really I do.  But today, while the kids are doing their own zoning out, I just want to sit and stare... and have what O Magazine calls, Breathing Space.

Deep breath in....
And exhale....


21 comments:

Amber M. said...

Perfect, Jamie. Take a breath for me, too, and thanks for the reminder. You're the best...AND you're not alone!

Lori said...

we all have those days, weeks, months, heck even years where nothing seems to get done... the good thing about bloggy land, is we understand and are disappointed yet not upset if you need time to get your life in order. we look forward to a new post, but understand if they are few and far between. WE love to get and pass on bling, but understand when we don't get it in return

take time to be you, take time with your kids... we will be here when you have time

Krystyn said...

That is me! ALL THE TIME!!! I wish I could just shut my brain off! If only we were so lucky!

Take some deep breaths...good idea!

Kathryn said...

If those pics don't get you to take a deep breath and slow down I don't know what will. They are gorgeous!!!

MamaGeek said...

Oh the cuteness overfloweth.

Girl. I feel the same way every day. Yet I get nothing done. Then again, the toddler is still alive which is totally a bonus.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Take your time and RELAX! Life is tough enough without stressing about all the junk we should and should probably do ;)

Did you get the mouse yet?

LaskiGal said...

Oh, I am right there with you!!! I'm still no so sure where my head is (or where the heck it has been) lately.

Blogging is sketchy. Cleaning is non-existent. Sleeping is, well. A thing of the past.

BUT, J is happy. Healthy. And he loves me. I think that's enough for now . . .

(I'm wondering if I'm in my weird "my baby is about to turn a year old" place . . . maybe.)

Karen said...

Life has a way of becoming overwhelming, doesn't it? But you have those two wonderful reasons to stop and relax.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sometimes nothing is really something.

Hilary said...

A beautiful reminder.. and beautiful pics to represent life's breaths. That wee bum is adorable! :)

OHmommy said...

Thanks. I needed that reminder.

Breath.

I even inserted a little blurb at the very end of my blog post today.... reminding me how much I have coming up to do.

Breath.

Stephanie said...

Breath.

This was a perfect way to slow down a bit. There is something serene about children. But I agree, to see it and take it in, you have to stop and breath a bit. Take it all in.

Chevy said...

Breathing space is what everybody needs. Hope you find it soon.

Jennifer H said...

I like what Jenn said, that sometimes nothing is really something. We need that time.

But I have to admit, that with gas prices this high? My Thursday drive is turning into every 2nd or 3rd Thursday. We'll see how it goes once the kids are back in school. I might give up Starbucks to justify the gas. :-)

Hang in there.

Amy said...

Totally feel you on this one! Thanks for the peaceful pictures, they're gorgeous!

Kori said...

Those photos are stunning; I don't know how I got to this blog but I liked your explanation for why you do it-so I will be back.

Tiffany said...

Breathe...

This is exactly what I am sitting here doing - zoning out into the blogosphere - It gives me much space to just breathe.

Love the beautiful pics and am loving your new design!

dkuroiwa said...

Yes...breathing is good...breathing is your friend!
I need to get a bracelet with that on it...you know..just for the reminder sometimes!!

So...really...do you pose your kids like that are do you just happen upon those 'kodak moments'?
How do you get them to stand so still? I'm amazed!!

MoziEsmé said...

I can so relate to those feelings. And those photos? Adorable again!

Wendi said...

Thanks for the reminder.
I just took a breath.
Love those photos of the kids.
Too much cuteness!

Angela said...

Yes that breetheing thing also helps with living and if you don't you wont last long.