Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Slow Down Time

I love January. Most people feel the "holiday letdown" after Christmas and New Year's, with nothing fun and festive to look forward to. I, however, welcome the change from December's (albeit crazy fun) hectic pace to having nothing on the calendar. Of course, I use the term "nothing on the calendar" pretty loosely, as there is always something on the calendar, but you know what I mean. Not being booked for parties every night of the week, not feeling that every moment needs to be filled with some memory-making, picture-taking event. I love the sloooowww of January...staying inside from the snow and not feeling bad about it (because who really expects you to go somewhere in the snow?), making a different crock pot meal every night (because soup is so good right now), and thinking Don't I have somewhere I have to be? Oh, no, I guess I don't. Ahhhhhhhh.....

As I look around my house, I'm obviously aware of many things I could be doing with my time. But those things are slowly being penciled in on my calendar....cleaning out the office, moving out the desk, painting the walls, moving in the crib. They will happen, hopefully by the end of next week because I am ready to finish it and stop feeling anxious about it. Yesterday I felt pretty anxious. Just had those feelings of not being ready for baby to come, yet being SO READY for baby to come. One of my high school friends reminded me on facebook yesterday that in the beginning, all I really need to have ready are breasts and diapers. That reminder stripped it all away for me....and I remembered that ready or not, babies come, and it will all be okay. I feel much more at ease in my mind today, which is a much better place to be.

So, January day, what shall we do? (besides laundry, duh.) The stew is in the crock pot. The trash has been collected through the house. I may transfer a couple of desk drawers into their new spot in the living room, just so I can whine to my husband and feel like I did something about it. I may read another chapter of Francis Chan's Crazy Love, because I probably shouldn't just stop at the intro, and it has my attention. Yeah, today is a good January day. I think I will enjoy it.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Definitely continue with Crazy Love, but it did take me a few months to read, slowly, in small, digestible chunks. :)

I always want to slow down in January, but with my nephew's birthday and then mine, we usually don't get a real break until February.

Hope you enjoy a quiet month!