Hmm... patience is something I really need to work on right now. It is too soon to know what the economy is going to do to my job. It is too soon to figure out whether or not we are going to get a big tax refund or not. I have no way of knowing what actions my mother will take this year - move back north or not, or whatever... I have no way of knowing if my daughter will get sick this winter. Etc. Etc. Etc. I can spend my time worrying about the "what ifs" or I can try to live for today. In living for today though I do still need to be prepared for tomorrow. No I can't spend money on extras right now, but I shouldn't worry about whether or not we are going to get the bathroom fixed or go on vacation this year either. I just need to take deep breaths and listen and see what is going on today.
"YAY Winter!" Abby repeated over and over this morning as we headed out to the car, around the back of the house to avoid the slippery stairs on the deck. "YAY Winter!"
I need to live for that and not worry about the rest.
Tomorrow I may have writing class, or I might not. Guess not. It will be another 3 weeks now before we have our final class. Sigh. This group just doesn't seem to have time to meet.