Thursday, April 17, 2008
In a Rut
rut- 1. a track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage of anything; a groove in which anything runs. 2. A routine method of action or procedure from which one is not easily stirred.
Yes. I would say I'm in a bit of a rut productively speaking. It's funny how quick that can happen. We've been off of our regular school & cleaning schedule for more than a few weeks for various reasons. I'm crashing down from my "baby high", (not to mention the chocolate lovers cake high) that I indulged in at last night's baby shower. ooh-eeh! The past several weeks have been a blur of visitors, business trips, surgeries, parties, anniversaries, Easter celebrations, sewing lessons, music lessons, teething toddlers, new babies, ear, eye and everything doctor and dental appointments... and add to that a really good excuse to put off the formal schooling--a broken copier. Since I tend to plan school by the week, when Monday and/or Tuesday goes awry I'm tempted to start over next Monday instead of re-writing the whole plan and make the best of Wednesday. Anyway, there's my list of excuses.
It's amazing how quickly habits can become formed--even when they were not meant to be formed. A couple trips off the beaten path soon...makes a path? A rut. The unscheduled nature of things around here has suddenly become the "track" on which the ole cart is now running and given the momentum of the cart, I'm gonna need a little (probably a lot) of extra muscle to lift it out. I feel...too lazy and unmotivated to do it. bluh. No...there is no inspiring motivational message to this post ladies and gentlement. Just "bluh"...I'm in a rut. Thought you should know.
For some reason my recent pictures won't upload so I can't illustrate the baby shower (or the train wreck of a day we had today) and... yes, I'm realizing I'm sitting here putting off the inevitable. I guess lifting the heavy proverbial cart out of the rut means first lifting my heavy non-proverbial butt out of this chair to tackle some good old fashion housekeeping.