Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Peace and Quiet

I'm really striving for some peace and quiet lately. It's not working out, but I'm doing my best to find some every day.

Yesterday afternoon was stressful. The Boy was showing all of his two-ness, destroying everything that came within a foot of his path and being very vocal with his wants and needs.

By 6:30 I was ready to cry, by 8 I was so elated that I made it through the day that I did cry. I picked up my knitting, finishing a sleeve to a cardigan that I wanted to wear at Easter. Only one more sleeve to go. Hubs teased me about the knitting, and I told him to let me be or I'll shoot up a McDonalds or something.
By 10 I was in bed, listening to the house settle and waiting for sleep to overtake the day.

This morning I went to spinning at the gym and although it was neither peace nor quiet, I still loved every second of it.

I just came in from spinning on my wheel in the sunshine on my porch. The Boy was out there with me, chasing bufferflies (or so he says) and bees. Although it can be stressful, keeping an eye on him, the road, the cars and the wild life, I enjoyed my time out there. Spring has sprung. It warms my soul, in a much desired way.

So I'm finding peace and quiet in little doses. I'll take it where I can get it.

Hope you manage to find some peace and quiet in your day today also.


Blogger Yarnhog said...

I remember with painful clarity those days when even a moment's peace and quiet was hard to come by, and I thought I would lose my mind before I finally got the kids to sleep. I can tell you that, although it is probably the hardest thing you will ever do, this time does pass and leave you with some wonderful memories as you move on to a new life stage with a lot more personal time and some really neat little people living in your house.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Aahh, yes, I remember those toddler years very well. You will survive with sanity intact, although it may not seem that way. You do have to get your peace & quiet where you can. My peace & quiet time is on the one hour train ride to & from work. I can knit, read or nap and not have anyone making any demands on me.

3:22 PM  

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