Till we leave for Australia, that is. As if you didn’t know that.
It’s ironic that I’m here in the midst of Lent and I’m rushed off my feet. I wrote a blog once about how “Lent” was the French word for “Slow” and I find this midwinter season to be a slow time, a time for reflection and spiritual growth. Ha! Not this year. Although any working mom with two kids in school is going to be a busy person, I try hard to structure my life so I don’t feel like I’m racing around like a crazy person. But these last few weeks have definitely been crazy.
Besides going to Australia, we are having a major bathroom renovation — the one we’ve been planning for the 13 years we’ve owned the house — done, with most of the work getting done while we’re away. Jason is deep into preparations for the renovation just as I am deep into preparations for the trip (we work best when we each work in our own spheres of expertise and trust each other a lot!) Work on the bathroom — our ONLY bathroom — begins a little before we leave, so we have to move out of our house for a couple of days while getting ready for the trip — that’s convenient. And of course on top of the usual work and home chores, I have three major freelance jobs that need to be finished before we go — thus earning the money that makes both the trip and the reno possible.
Being able to do both these things is a wonderful blessing and I’m not going to complain too much about the craziness and upheaval of getting ready for both — only to say that this is not a particularly slow or reflective season! I am still getting through my LentBooks reading list — check it out at Compulsive Overreader.
I need to tell you that while I was writing this, Jason came in with a colour card for the bathroom walls and I picked the colour I wanted from it in about 5 seconds. Not being a perfectionist is my main survival technique.