Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Grandfather clock...

This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.”

~Riddle from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


I am not sure how it dissolves in the palm of my hands, or how to prevent it from slipping through the cracks in my fingers.

What I find more entertaining is how I am constantly wishing for time to slow down and speed up simultaneously. “I wish I had more time to finish my homework, and I hope time flies so this semester will be over.”

As a Mom, though, time can never go slow enough. Each day I wake up I know that I am one day closer to the end of sticky kisses, messy bedrooms, and snuggle time on the couch. I wish I would remember that mid-afternoon when I would like nothing more than to hang my grouchy three-year-old by his toes!

Certain days are stronger reminders that time is not standing still, but I am banking on the hope that time is more complex than most of us would believe it to be.

So in closing, something to leave you with that will encourage you to see beyond the constraints of time and into the purpose of your life and the direction you were called to follow.

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint- it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly, time-y wimey… stuff.”

~The Doctor from Doctor Who 


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas Burn Out

From our Hot Chocolate Party
December is over! Which in part makes me sad, because I LOVE Christmas and all that comes with that time of year, however this year caught me off guard. For some reason I was not prepared and I completely burnt myself out, physically as well as mentally.

One of the things I love about celebrating holidays in Thailand is that there is no commercialism or added pressure from cultural expectations, it is simply whatever you put into it. This is also one of the things I hate about holidays in Thailand, and one of the reasons for the burn-out aforementioned. My love of Christmas and wanting to provide the best experience possible pushed me over the edge. Add to that all of the stress of preparing to move and sorting through and selling a good portion of your possessions and it is no surprise I was out for the count the entire week before Christmas.

So now, here we are. A new year, a new month and I am more than ready to put away the Christmas lights and decorations. I am also excited about pursuing my goals for this year and even more excited that by the end of this year we should be well settled into a different house!
Of course with the new house there will be plenty of things to share as I work on properly geekifying it.

For now, I will just wish you a very Happy New Year! I hope you take the time to enjoy the little things and to appreciate all of the blessings in your life.

Yours Truly,