because sometimes life is just beautiful in spite of all the busyness and clutter
Also known as 'embracing my life'
I just read an inspiring blog post by one of my (current) favorite bloggers,Tsh Oxenrider. It was titled Imperfection. Instead of filing it away to read when I had some
free quiet time, I read it right away. And oh, how I could identify. Seriously, who can't identify with imperfection.
Imperfection = real life
I talk a lot about enjoying and living in the moment mostly because I need the constant reminder. Actually a lot of what I write about is because I need the reminder. That life is happening, this is the moment to be embracing. Even if I don't feel like it.
In her post, Tsh made a list of things she doesn't do and then she invited people to chime in with things they don't do.
I loved it. In a rare moment, I actually read all the comments. And that was refreshing.
So I thought I would do the same type of thing. Not in a-how-long-is-your-list sort of way or trying to compare in some weird way, but just to be real. And, hey, it's refreshing to do so. To realize that perfection really doesn't exist. Not at all. No one's house or family or life is perfect.
And that sometimes you need to forgo the vacuuming and lie on the floor with both your girlies, read them books and tickle their little tummies until you are all laughing.
Here's my list:
I don't dust. I just forget about it until I'm decorating/ putting papers away etc. And I notice how bad it actually is.
I don't bathe my girls every night.
My floors often only get cleaned when we're having company. Or my husband does it.
I don't like eating breakfast. I only do it because I'm nursing. I much prefer to nosh on something around 10am. Something bread-ish and sweet-ish with coffee.
I don't like talking on the phone. I put it off till I have to do it. Unless it's one of my sibs or my Mum, then I like it.
There's my list, what's yours?