Friday, June 16, 2006

Scattered

I've found myself unable to write a blog post lately. I've felt scattered and yet focused on particular things. Settling into summer break (no school schedule and activities and homework that delineate our hours and days) and yet busy with afternoon swim lessons, baseball most evenings, and et cetera. I'm choosing and learning new habits of household work -- for summer, for conservation, for relying on ourselves and our region more than Chilean grapes and Iowan beef -- and yet the midday heat and the daily outdoor time in that very heat leads my body straight to siesta time, planned or not, in the later afternoon hours.

I just enjoyed a great phone conversation with Emily of Hazelnut Reflections, and afterward noted how scattered my side of our conversation was. Perhaps a bit of intentional siesta, reflective time, would help now. Pull out the knitting. Or simply take a nap. Something to allow my mind to relax and enjoy the moment, and then spin off into reflection and whatever else.

It's 4 o'clock. I'm going to stop now, turn off the computer, find my sock knitting and a comfy cool spot, and tap into that internal quiet pool of stillness. As long as the kids are content, anyway...

2 comments:

Emily said...

You were just stunned by hearing about the Harlot!!!

The Harlot is coming, the Harlot is coming. . .

Barbara said...

Pretty much! O Yarn Harlot, I await your arrival in our fair city...

I "zoned" rather than finding an quiet place. The kids seemed to have a good vibe when I sat on Favorite Chair in the living room and closed my eyes while they played a video game together. It was well with my soul.

What lies ahead tonight: final T-ball before the tournament. It's at 9 pm, so I plan to hang out with the other fan-parents, cheer lots, and enjoy the cool(er) evening.