I had a crappy day yesterday. After being so proud of myself that I handled the previous 4 days well (3 soccer practices and 3 games, music lessons for all, school sing along, and trip to neighboring city to meet with collaborator, review paper, work on own paper, have lab meeting)- I took my daughter to a birthday party that’s not until NEXT weekend. Oh yeah- supermom’s got it ALL under control- what a goof!
There are many times like this when I feel unbalanced in career and home life, then I give myself a graphic demonstration that things really are spinning out of control. So we didn’t make any plans for the rest of the day or for Sunday… there was no other way of surviving. Bringing the schedule to a dead halt made time for us to discover a bunny living under the bushes in the front yard, the whole family went out to fly kites… and I felt a whole lot better.
John Prine was on Austin City Limits on PBS last night (I’m a big fan- and this was something I’d been hoping to see)… and after the restful afternoon and watching that… things are good.