I went like the that battery-operated bunny but I don't have much to show for my efforts. My house is a wreck; the laundry piles are mounting. We need groceries and the dog needs ear drops I need to pick up my thyroid medication at Kroger. My self-imposed deadline is approaching fast and I made very little progress on my novel revision.
But I taught my piano students and nobody went hungry and everybody got where they needed to go. I had some girl time with Jennifer and Denise on Tuesday and my critique partner on Wednesday; she and I launched a new blog. And while I was in the shower this morning, I figured out the next two scenes of my story. That's not nothing.
And I gave some long, hard thought to my goals, both long-term and short-term, and got to work on some lists that, if adhered to, will help me achieve those goals. That's not nothing, either.
It's been one of those days...
I finished a custom order for a client - a stunning crystal necklace, bracelet and earring set in UGA colors. It's supposed to show Bulldog pride, but I'm thinking this combination has little black dress potential. Here is the necklace.
She was so thrilled when she picked them up that she ordered several Christmas items - for herself and for gifts - as well as ten pairs of earrings that she is going to donate to a cause she supports. I am delighted to have the extra work. Pleased as punch, I went to my favorite local bead shop and picked up most of the supplies I need to complete her requested items, then went to Kohl's and used three coupons to get a small bottle of Juicy Couture cologne - which I have been out of for over a year - for $11.90 plus tax. I was feeling on top of the world.
Then, out of nowhere, there was trouble here in River City. Forgive me for not sharing the details; maybe someday I will be able to look back on this situation and laugh. For now, all I will say is raising children isn't easy and I am not so much as cracking a smile.
Here's my point: your whole world can change in an instant. You can be sailing through your life, smooth waters, right on course, everything according to schedule, and BAM! - a meteor falls from the heavens and lands smack on top of your vessel you and your boat are under water, never to be seen again. So you've got to cherish every moment; try not to gag on the frog as he's going down every morning, be sure to schedule time for your friends and family, and treat yourself to a special bottle of cologne once in a while. Because you just never know.