Friday, December 16, 2011


On Fridays, Lisa-Jo, the Gypsy Mama, challenges her readers to write for just five minutes on one word.  Today's word is CONNECTED.


I am fighting to feel connected to any one thing at the moment.  I'm feeling frazzled trying to wrap up some business items by the end of the year, so I rush through things with the Moose.  I've been up during the night with a coughing Moose and have less patience and tenderness for my husband.  I'm falling behind in housekeeping because I'm trying to carve out time for myself to write, knit, and read . . .

[As if to punctuate this point perfectly, my cell phone rang while I was writing this with a matter I had to deal with for a client - even though it's my usual "at home" day.]

I feel like some sort of flying creature - not a bird, I don't feel that graceful at the moment - that never actually touches down somewhere.  And my wings are so weary from the constant flight.

I could blame it on the season - that doesn't help - but that would be disingenuous of me.  I feel like this all the time to some degree.

In the moments that I remember to look heavenward to be grounded, I only have the energy to give thanks for the momentum to keep going and beg for it to continue.


Won't you accept the challenge and join us for just five minutes at the Gypsy Mama today?


  1. hmm...I hope you find your peace...
    don't burn yourself out.
    you are built for greater then that.

  2. I can totally relate. I am at a place where I feel most disconnected. Thank you for your words today. Blessings.

  3. I hope that you are able to take another 5 minutes to stop, close your eyes, and take some deep breaths. In do so, that areas of connectedness would come forth to your mind. I strongly believe that while in the middle of chaos & stress we are not able to see things that are positive and bring us peace.

  4. Oye!! I feel your pain sista!! Just think.. in a couple breaths, we'll be old and senile and wonder where the time has gone as we sit on the porch sipping lemonade and watch the great grandchildren play. Life will slow down to a crawl and believe it or not.. we'll miss these days.. we'll miss the mass chaos and frenzy of it all because... this IS the good life.