How many of you are like me (or like I was prior to last Sunday)? You wake up and as soon as consciousness hits, your list is rolling. Get the kids up, get breakfast going, get the kids to school, do errands, do chores, try to exercise, do x volunteering at school, try to scarf down a lunch, go back to school, take this child to activity A while picking up that child from activity B, get dinner together, do homework, get everyone bathed, rinse and repeat. To be honest with you, this nine weeks will be over in about another week and a half and I think prior to the accident, I really had no idea what day was what and before I blinked another week was beginning. Some of this is my own fault. I have CHOSEN to be this active with the blog then on top of it I CHOSE to do all the Project Run and Plays and then I CHOSE to write tutorials and then I CHOSE to do pattern testing. Before you know it, you choose to have your life speed by and stay so stressed out you can't see straight. For weeks, I have felt like I was being told to slow down. For weeks, I took on even more. I can't tell you the last time I sat down and had an evening of watching tv with my husband. Then, Sunday happened. I took a tumble down a hill and when I came to a stop, so did my schedule. I can't drive. I can't bathe myself. I can barely sew. I can barely take care of myself. I HAVE had a ton of time with my husband. Today, I watched White Chicks and Days of our Lives. Tonight, I am going to sit down and watch a show with my husband. God told me to slow down. I sped up, he threw up a road block (or rock, however you want to look at it.) Today, I went to physical therapy where I was given exercises like roll your wrist and bend your elbow. Right now, bend your elbow - sounds pretty easy, right? You never know when what you take for granted is going to turn into a mountain. You never know when that mountain is a blessing. So, if God is pulling at you to take it easy. Drop some of those elective things - do it. Take some time with your husband, your kids. Do it before you can't or before something MAKES you. This time last week I had my whole schedule laid out. I had all these outfits to make, this fantastic project run and play idea, two races to run this weekend as well as a 12 miler. Now, I am struggling to type this with one hand. Don't feel sorry for me, because in 4-6 weeks this should be a memory. I hope it doesn't just fade into my memory. I needed a wake up call. Do you? You never know what is waiting around your corner. At 9am Sunday, I started a race, at 9:15 I was being loaded into an ambulance and given oxygen and morphine. Your teachers always said use your time wisely and how right they were. Look at your schedule - is everything you are doing necessary?
Ok, now that my life lesson for the night is over, we can get to today's outfit. It is actually a self drafted skirt. It is bright and fun, like her.