|Great friends from 4 different states|
who found fun, good friends at UC-CCM
It all happened so fast yesterday afternoon that I pretty much threw some clothes in a bag & ran out the door. I did think to fill a few water & food bowls around the house for the kitty. I also left a hidden key outside & texted a friend to see if she could come check on him today.
I knew the kitchen wasn't spotless but, it wasn't that bad. The sun room was dusty but, pretty picked up. The rest of the house she'd walk through was fine - not perfect but, fine. And, the laundry room (where the kitty things are) was sparkling since the dryer repairman had just been there a few days before :)
But... one room! One room looks like a bomb has exploded in it. Well, a bomb of clean clothes & storage bins from transitioning the closets and drawers from summer to autumn. The process has taken a little longer than it should have. And, I admit... it wouldn't be honest to blame the delay on our dryer problem either. Regardless... the master bedroom is crazy cluttered. And, which door did I forget to close before I ran out? The one to our bedroom - right on the way to the laundry room.
I wonder what my friend thought as she walked by that explosion of a room this morning. The good news... she's a good friend who won't judge me on that room alone - ha ha :)
In my sense of a perfect world when I was younger, everything would have been perfect... no clutter... no crazy twists & turns... hard work with good results. I had it all figured out. Life would be fair!! If I did my best, things would be great - if not perfect. But, as I saw more & more of life, I realized that there's no controlling it and that life is messy.
It took awhile. But, it finally made sense to me... if we focus on the imperfect and the twists & turns... the clutter of life, like the clutter in my room, we miss out on too many smiles. So tonight - after a fun quick get-away with the LOML, I'm taking a few more hours to relax and enjoy the cool autumn evening back at home beside the fireplace with my guy. The room will be cluttered for a few more days. But, my mind has been uncluttered by the relaxed time hanging with the LOML this "my birthday weekend" without a demanding agenda!