Many, many years ago when I lived in the big city on Capital Hill, was a full time nanny/household manager and went to graduate school, I vividly remember a friend telling me there just wasn't enough time in the day. I remember thinking to myself that I understood what she was saying, but I didn't understand what that felt like.
My days were full back then of work, school and friends but at the end of the day I felt like I had accomplished or finished all that I needed to do and most often was left with extra time to hang out, watch tv, read a book or simply do nothing.
I realized over the past month I now can related to what my friend was telling me way back when. I don't just understand the words she was saying but I now have felt that feeling....there just isn't enough time in the day.
There isn't enough time to keep a clean house, to do laundry, to get my Redmond Toddler Group work completed, to make sure Shane is getting his needed speech/school/occupational therapy homework time in at home, to just plain sit and play with the kids, to take the dogs out on a walk or play with them, to talk and hang out with Kenny, to pay the bills, to do my job as Purchaser at Lake Washington Toddler Group, to have play dates, to help out with Shane's preschool, to be a friend, to create my Close To My Heart workshops, to read a book just for enjoyment, to blog, to run errands, to exercise....the list seems to go on and on and on.
Just when I think I've completed that endless to do list, I remember all the things I have forgotten or the new things that need to be added.
I know this is a season of my current life and eventually things will change. I know that I have chosen to have many of those things in my life and I am choosing to keep them on my to do list because I enjoy doing them.
I am not complaining. Though if someone knew how to get me a few extras hours before 9pm, I would gladly take them and kid free hours would be the most helpful just in case that magical time fairy is listening.
I marvel at that statement my friend said to me so many years ago and how it now rings so loudly in my ears....there just isn't enough time in the day.