This is the busiest time. No, wait. It’s not that busy. Maybe this is the busiest time since I started semi-retirement in June. Was that this past June? No way. I have to check that. Time is so strange. I think this is the fastest time has ever moved. It moves faster and faster the older we get, and also the busier we get. Just like the toilet paper roll goes faster as you get closer to the end. But then someone will hopefully replace that toilet paper roll with a full one. Usually a mom type person does that. Does God replace our roll when we get to the end of our life? Do we get another assignment? I like the idea of taking a rest for a while, in my idea of heaven being a cabin in the woods, running around with all the dogs I’ve ever loved…and then getting an assignment, as an angel or whatever God wants me to do. I just really want a rest for a while and to see my dogs.
I had no idea I was going to go there. That’s what I love about the Stream of Consciousness.
Though theses are the busiest times lately, they are also the best times. So I want to stop complaining and have some gratitude already! My busyness has been writing, a little art, feeding feral kittens, puttering around the house in the never-ending busyness of things like replacing toilet paper rolls and de-cluttering.
The best things about this busy weekend are:
This afternoon, I get to read one of my two stories which will be published in the public library’s e-book about our coastal county. I should say, I get to read it out loud, in front of people! I’ll send you a link to the e-book when it is unveiled.
Tomorrow afternoon, I get to lead a guided meditation at a coffee house celebration of Recovery Month. That’s right, September is RECOVERY MONTH. We need to celebrate recovery because so many people don’t get how much work it is. We need to applaud people in recovery from addiction and other illnesses.
Both of these events are related to my work. The first, reading my story, is about my new work and my new creative life. Sunday’s event is about my old work as a counselor, which I continue to do one day a week. So this weekend is sort of an affirmation, that for now, I can do both.
Next week could be even busier. It might be the busiest week!
Monday I need to go cut my father’s hedges. And visit him which is more important. And then I need to go the old job on Tuesday as I get ready for a reunion trip with my high school girlfriends in Mississippi!
One thing’s for sure, I’m not bored.
And I am grateful.
Linda’ prompt for today’s Stream of Consciousness post was, “-est” to be used as a suffix.
Read more SOC posts, and join in the fun at Linda’s blog:
Here are the rules:
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.
4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.
5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.
6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!
7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.
8. Have fun!
September 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm
I always love your SOCs, JoAnna. So fun to follow your thoughts. I think it would be fun to be inside your head!
Thanks for a good start to a Saturday morning.
September 17, 2016 at 9:53 pm
Ha! It’s more fun inside my head since I’ve learned to laugh at myself more. Thanks for your support, Mary!
September 17, 2016 at 7:24 pm
i’m almost feeling exhausted
from all this joyful busyness!
time for me to breath in & out
and nothing else 🙂
September 17, 2016 at 9:55 pm
Breathing in………….breathing out. Thanks. I needed that!
September 18, 2016 at 2:26 am
I like you beginning about being in heaven with your dogs. My aunts used to argue about that. I’m with the aunt that says it’s not heaven if there are no dogs. Thanks for stopping by and following me.
September 18, 2016 at 6:04 am
That’s how I feel about heaven, too. I just can’t imagine being happy without dogs. I think God created dogs to reflect unconditional love like a mirror. It’s not a coincidence that God spelled backwards is dog. 😉
September 19, 2016 at 8:46 am
This was such a lovely rambling read… And loved the title! To have recovery month in September is actually great. A head start into ending the year with potential – something to feel good about.
Stay busy but make sure you keep breathing deeply 🙂
September 20, 2016 at 7:34 am
Thanks, Praj. I played with that title for a while. Yes, September is a good month to celebrate recovery. No need to wait for the New Year. Breathing deeply 🙂
October 3, 2016 at 6:21 pm
Playful ponderings of people and paper! I enjoyed your SOC JoAnna. 🙂
October 4, 2016 at 6:49 am
🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed my ponderings, Brad!
October 4, 2016 at 7:18 am