Thursday, January 08, 2009

Up and Out and Getting Back to Life

Well, guess that means I am out of the Self-Pity-Pit. Party's over!

Still sad about Honey being back in the UK - he made it safely BTW. We are chatting a bit online before he zombie walks off to bed. He's trying to stay awake until bedtime (it'll be an early bedtime, but at least the sun will have been set for a few hours).

But...I'm getting back into the swing of things. Have to... no choice. There's a kid to take care of, work to be done, and well, a whole basket full of jobs, and a shitload of knitting to be done, etc etc etc...

This time of year, people make resolutions. I don't. Just more deadlines that I can't keep to...and more unnecessary pressure on myself. I have enough stress with normal life - don't need to add any more.

What do I do? Well nothing about resolutions really. I mean, I do stuff as I get to it - there is no sitting idly in the Chaos, but I don't set expectations for myself. Only sets me up for major disappointment when I don't do what I wanted. Life is always interrupting here in the Chaos - we have learned to "Go with the flow".

I know the things that I want to do in the back of my head. I keep them there, safely filed away. There are personal things, project things, organizing things. If I write them down or say them aloud - life usually steps in and ruins my plans. Sometimes things have to be put out there in the Universe - most of those are personal and they get "put out". The others? I pull them out as I can and take care of things here and there - that's how we roll in the Chaos.

Things get done - sometimes quickly, most of the time not so quickly. But they get done. And when they are done, I will toot my horn and tell you all about it. :)

That's my view on resolutions. At least that's what it started out as....sigh.


  1. I'm just trying to be a better person. And that means sometimes being the bigger person and letting stuff go. I'm not so good at that. Happy new year to you and Spencer.

  2. Oh, AM, the letting stuff go! That's a good one. Talk about being a good example for the kids...that's huge.

    Donna, I make lists, but just of chores...not long term important type things. So my list will say, "grocery store, library, gas station", but it won't say, "Floss teeth, let stuff go, smell the roses". Maybe I need that kind of list? Nah, I'm with you. They'll get done. Happy New Year!

  3. In years past I have made resolutions and written them down and everything as if that made for some sort of accountability. But really, I would just let them go at some point.

    I have goals and things I want to do, and until they happen I just kinda go day by day. Usually I'm amazed at how little effort and time a task takes to actually complete and it had been riding around in my head for so long!