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I recently took one of those Personality Tests. I could sense that the questions were leading me towards choosing between whether I am a details person who likes it all planned out and knows what's coming next; or am I an instinctive person - flexible, adaptable, "up for it"? You can see where I'm going with this even in my word choice of the descriptions can't you? You see it sounds cool to be flexible and adaptable...and I am, but I've realised this week that I'm also a little thrown when the interruptions come and wreck my "norm". The interruptions being the snow, snow and more snow. Also the fact that my washing machine broke spectacularly - drenching both my floor and my entire towel-supply! Children have been at home ; we've been glued to radio stations and websites to find out if school is on each morning. Trips away and meetings have been cancelled. I've found the sledges; gloves; scarves;warm coats and boots; and laid a newspaper trail in our hall. We had a brilliant time on Monday and Tuesday particularly with lovely snowy walks, lots of sledging and some lovely warming cups of coffee with friends! But I still had to address the frustration inside that I wasn't getting everything "done". Crazy hey? Especially when I'll be 61 - and no doubt taking my grandchildren sledging too if we wait another 18 years for this much snow ! More reminders to live in the present and to enjoy every moment and to see God in all things. x


Anonymous said…
Oh I can certainly relate to this one! As much as I loved the snow on Monday and the excitement of it all, school was still open and we didn't get to enjoy it enough. However, Tuesday came and school was closed when most others seemed open and the snow was starting to melt! We had a nice day together though. However, by Thursday and then I discover school closed AGAIN today, it is getting beyond a joke!!! The whole uncertainty of it all throws me into complete chaos! I am most definitely NOT an unplanned, spontaneous person!! My children were praying for snow while I was praying for it all to melt - mean mummy! As you say, we should all learn to live for the moment, great in the head, just need to learn to put it into practice. Enjoy!!! Love, Suzanne xx PS Still working on the book!
Helen Cottee said…
That 18 years thing is quite a sobering thought. I was 11 the last time it snowed like this, and the same amount of time in the future my kids will be adults. It certainly makes you think! xx

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