The last 2 months have been . . . . ah, what's a good word for it . . . crazy. It seems like ever since we got back from Hawaii at the end of September it has been go, go, go.
There's the kids' activities - soccer, ballet, piano, cub scouts, basketball, school. There's my responsibilities as primary president, volunteering at the kids' schools, and also the social activities I add to my calendar to keep me sane and connected to my friends. Scott is busy with work, his calling as YM president, and other future endeavors.
Most of it is essential. Some of it, I admit, could be edited out if we really wanted. (Piano & cub scouts are non-negotiable, though.)
Then I look at how we spend our time when we are home. Often we're just looking for any opportunity to check out from the rest of the world. An opportunity to de-compress. Bejeweled comes in pretty handy for this. :)
Then I think of the holidays approaching and what I envision for that time. I want more meaningful family time. More reading stories. More playing games. Less tv. Less computer time. More cuddling. More working together. More conversations. More peace. I also have a list of meaningful projects that I want to get to, but I'm schlepping my time doing other things that are simply . . . . meaningless.
Basically I've been thinking a lot about my values and goals for the Christmas season. There are some things I want to change. Things I want to come back to and re-emphasize in our daily life. I'm mulling over in my head some ideas related to unplugging. Basically looking for moderation. Trying to pull it all together and figure out what I need and what my family needs.
Is this on anyone else's mind? What are your ideas/plans? I'm just curious.