Thursday, February 08, 2007

Household Chores and Spinning Tops

These mornings sure do come around quickly, don't they? I was in a semi state of consciousness during my morning commute. It's still very cold outside. Inside the car it was warm and the new age music was spacing me out. I am not sure one should listen to Steven Halpern early in the morning. If the sun roof had been open I would have floated up into the sky. Thinking about the sky, the last time I picked up Chloe at the daycare she made an interesting request. As we were walking to the car and talking about the sunset, she asked me to stop so she could touch the sky. She kept reaching upward even though I tried to explain it was beyond our grasp. It was a difficult concept to explain to a toddler!

I had a quiet evening last night. I cleaned up the kitchen and did the laundry. After having some days at work where I feel like a spinning top, it is enjoyable to do such simple tasks. The dishwasher was running, the washing machine was spinning, and the dryer was gently humming. During the different cycles I would read or be on my computer until the dryer buzzer would prompt me to stop and reload whatever was necessary.

Today will be another busy day. I hope I can escape that spinning top feeling. I must be calm and centered. I must focus on the task at hand and be mindful. I must do what I am doing and be where I am. Breathe, Michael!

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