This “Esthergizer Bunny” is just a wee bit tired.
Mentally. Emotionally. Physically. Spiritually.
Keeping my anxiety in check with all the counseling tools I’ve been given.
Making sure a germ doesn’t get into this house.
Using every ounce of self-control I have not to just be downright cranky (note: sometimes, it’s not working…ask anyone who lives with me).
Fighting the weeds in our gardens.
Playing “frogger” with poison ivy on our latest hike, dog in tow (note: I am always at war with poison ivy).
Pleading for wisdom for all the decisions I need to make in this new normal.
Organizing every inch of our new home.
Questioning God on all the fronts.
Zooming until my eyes and head hurt.
Preparing our rental property for the summer season with every new precaution under the sun.
Watching the fights play out on social media. Open. Close. Mask. No mask. Freedom. Safety.
Listening to the fights go on in my own head. Open. Close. Mask. No mask. Freedom. Safety.
Battling the grief process out with God: denial, anger, bargaining, depression (note: acceptance is socially distancing right now and she’s got a mask on, maybe even two or three).
SOOOO…. what’s a TIRED girl to do?
I’ve come up with a little plan for the weekend.
It’s called jumping into a pile of GRACE and REST.
It’s going to be a…
DO A CROSSWORD PUZZLE
HAVE A LONG, SLOW CUP OF TEA
GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO NOT CROSS ANYTHING OFF MY TO-DO LIST
MAYBE MAKE BANANA BREAD (or not)
TAKE A NAP
PLAY GAMES WITH MY KIDS
DO NOT PULL A WEED
WATCH HULU CUDDLING WITH MY HUBBY
KICK THE SHOULD-MONSTER OUT OF MY HEAD
HAVE A KLONDIKE BAR
…kind of a weekend.
The “Esthergizer Bunny” will be back soon enough.
She’s getting some much-needed SHABBAT SHALOM!
A peaceful rest.