Life is good. Life has been busy. But until the end of last week, it wasn't crazy busy. Last week was too much. I can have extra on my plate in terms of church stuff, or work stuff, or with family. But should all three collide at once, it's too much.
Last weekend marked the end of one of the busiest months I've ever seen. Church stuff saw my husband out multiple nights of the week for a couple of weeks (at least - it might have been many weeks but they've all blurred into one now). Moving my parents into their new house and helping with the setting up kept us busy as well. Work was super-intense for a few weeks with an application related to our registration. And then last weekend we flew all five of us interstate for my father-in-law's wedding and to see Steve's 96-year old grandmother. Lots of being good and waiting and saying polite things is tiring when you are in primary school. That was the end of the busy. But come the middle of last week, the kids were drained and I was drained and everything in the universe made me feel cranky. When I'm Cross All The Time, I know I've overdone it.
So this weekend, I've taken the time to be slow. And I'm feeling less cross and less like the world is spinning too fast.
Too. Too. Too. That was the key word for the last month. Too everything. But, hey, a lot was done and life gets like that sometimes and now things are settled again.
So, what's happening with the blog? Well, I still have the dilemma of whether I can continue to post online publicly and whether it will all come back to bite me one day. Haven't resolved that. But what I have learnt by not posting much in the last three months is that I miss the habit of reflection. And I miss reflection that is written down and that has to be produced in a form that is edifying to others.
Reflection makes me order my thoughts. That helps me process stuff. Reflection that is going to be read by others takes it up another notch - it makes me process and edit. Processing and then editing your thoughts has significant mental health benefits or so I've found at least.
So, I shall be giving myself permission to 'waste' a bit more time on the blog again.
Snapshot from the wedding! :)