I don’t sit in the passenger seat often. When I do, I always see the phrase on the side-view mirror, “OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR.” This weekend is a perfect example of that. Since my last post, which was over three weeks ago, I have been busy – of all kinds – family, house, school, work, sports, a full schedule.
It has been a busy spring and since we returned from Florida, I have written two posts. I am without words, literally.
We had the flood and then, a couple of weekends ago, O and I visited my mom in Houston. We went to celebrate my mom’s 75th birthday and it was a good time. W had lacrosse and stayed home with B. We visited with my brothers and their families and saw B’s sister Jill on Friday and O stayed with her Friday night and visited with her older cousins, Sam and John. Of course, a visit to Houston and home comes with the requisite trips back in time to the town of my youth. So much has changed, yet some things remain the same. In general, I know my way around town, but places I knew as a young adult when I was learning to drive and after I had a car have changed, moved, or disappeared. We had dinners at Pappasitos a favorite Tex-Mex restaurant and Goode Company BBQ for Texas style BBQ brisket, Czech sausage, and incredible sauce all Houston-visit staples. However, the best parts were visiting with my mom and brothers, and watching O visit with her cousins and have a great time. It was a good time.
We got home on a wonderful Sunday evening and the frenzy began, again. It has been a late spring, and the flowers and trees have begun to blossom. It is beautiful, amazing, and a pollen nightmare. Last weekend, I started to write a post and didn’t finish – I didn’t feel great and had nose and chest congestion and when I woke Monday morning, I decided to stay home and be sick. I went to the doctor, got meds he prescribed and he said to lay low, so I did – it’s about the only time I obey his orders. I stayed home and slept the day away. Tuesday came and went and then the rest of the days last week. I suppose, I have been making the days count in other ways – instead of writing I have been focusing on other parts of my life.
Early this week a message landed in my mailbox and I wanted to Pass it On, because it resonated with me. It was the daily quote from Values.com and I read it and thought about it all of the time. It explains where I am today – pushing the envelope – growing, learning, and overwhelmed. Self-inflicted overwhelmed, but overwhelmed.
So, I find myself with a list longer than it needs to be and a finite amount of time.
I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day. (Johnny Nash)
Truly, it’s gonna be a great day. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, even when sometimes objects are closer than they appear.
What objects are closer than they appear for you?