So it’s been a while, I know. Life has just been so hectic lately, and I know everyone says that, but it really is true. It was my birthday in early March (yay me) and I’m now officially the ripe old age of 32 (all the 20 somethings are like, ‘ew, old’ and all the late 30s/early 40s are like ‘ah, you’re such a baby’!).
I always approach my birthday as, wow I can’t believe there’s this day when all the rad people in my life send me awesome messages and surprise me with gifts and flowers, and yet every year I’m almost surprised when it does happen. Guess it shows that I have some amazing friends, family and colleagues in my life who really appreciate me, and that means a whole lot. Being appreciated is is such a love language for me (read up on The Five Love Languages, it may change your life), because it means that all the graft, all the hard work, all the being me is noticed and commented and loved on, and as a very busy woman / mom / wife / colleague – that is just the cherry on top of my love bank pie.
an aside, did you know that combining two figures of speech is called a malaphor?!
Apart from that wonderful day, the last few weeks have been a blur of three-year-old-purple-dragon-party planning, launching and about to launch a couple of important projects at work, pre-school applications and interviews, trying to keep up with my pumping schedule (man it sucks and I’m about to start combination feeding – more on that soon), taking my 6 month old for his measles vaccination, signing off on having our swimming pool resurfaced and the pump moved across the garden (Reno post coming soon!), planning for the mid-week wedding of our tenants, and all the usual fetching, carrying, lifting, shopping, cooking, feeding, cleaning, tidying, changing stuff that I do on a daily basis. Hello mom-life.
My equally-if-not-more busy friend Debbie from Our Greenish Life, and I, and have been keeping each other sane by sending each other multiple voice notes that we listen to in the traffic (that is also the bane of my life), that are in short summary: ways in which we affirm each other’s craziness and offer support in our own busyness.
Last week at LIFE Group we sat down together and went through the Passover Seder in preparation for Easter. It was the first time I’ve done it and I was the leader in the readings, so really got an amazing sense of this incredibly significant time in our Christian calendars. There is so much to learn in being disciplined, being respectful of ceremony and heritage, being quiet and contemplative… and it certainly puts into perspective the busyness of our very full, bursting with emotion, lives.
Wishing you all a lovely, happy week x