Friday, September 30

5 minute Friday

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Chaos. I don't deal well with chaos. Possibly another box to check on the OCD checklist. I like neat. orderly. organized. planned. laid back. stress-free. I like closure. None of which is going on here right now. But let's talk about that some other time.
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What I am thinking about is the fact that all this chaos is messing with my "to do" list for this year. Yep, I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish in 2011. Not new year's resolutions. Not weight loss or exercise type goals. More like a daily check list but on a year time line. There are several items checked off like picking blueberries, taking photos at Como Cemetery and seeing the Blue Angels. There are several more that are on track like reading the New Testament, shopping at the farmer's market, and playing more tennis.
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A couple of weeks ago, I was reading a post by a blogger friend (hi lelly). She was posting about not having a bucket list. She was explaining why, and all I could think about was my stupid list. She was explaining when it all starts to fall apart for her.... "right about the time I start to hyperventilate because there are no apple orchards around here for me to schedule a mid-Autumn photo shoot".
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Right about now, there is stupid chaos.
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STOP.

2 comments:

Jill said...

Now that I'm working at the junior high (where chaos abounds) I have discovered that I do pretty well in it. It's at home that I can't tolerate chaos, but at school it's sort of a timed chaos that ends a few minutes after the bell rings so I can handle it.

lelly said...

(hi, kim sue!)

love this post. it speaks to me on so many levels :)