Saturday, September 27, 2014

Taking A Moment To Breathe!


What a week!

As you know, last weekend was a bit full.

Let me begin by saying that my nephew's wedding was an absolute blast!  It was a gorgeous, heartfelt ceremony. The sincerity with which the vows were spoken was palpable.

Throughout the reception, it was impossible to overlook the bounty of fantastic friends they have chosen, friends that felt more like family. Which is awesome. Aunts, Uncles and cousins were there in full force to bear witness to all of the shenanigans. Which was awesome. I know both of their Moms were present in a big way, lovingly guiding them through their day. Which was awesome.

These two beautiful young people are well on their way to building an incredible life together. It was an honour to be part of their day.

Once all of the hugs and good nights were given it was time for a quick nap, then up bright and early for the "Word On The Street" Festival!

We lucked out, once again, with the weather! In Saskatchewan, at this time of year, it's pretty much a crap shoot as to what kind of weather you will experience. It could be blistering hot, or, on some not so rare occasions, blizzarding cold!

Other than the odd wind gust that threatened a poster or two, it was a great day! Lots of people came through, a bunch of books found new homes, some pictures were taken with some sparkly-eyed wee ones, and it was great to touch base with some fellow wordies!

The rest of this week has flown by!

We are thankfully, very busy at the shop, which makes days whiz by at a furious pace. I did manage, however, to sneak in some grandbaby snuggles, book a reading at a school for late October, make a few phone calls to help my daughter with her wedding plans, and get the ball rolling on organizing a signing at McNally Robinson for "Alfred Dinglewiggle"!

With everything that's going on, sometimes it's hard to remember to take a step back, and have a moment to really appreciate it all. When you're in the midst of it, it can feel like you're barely managing to keep your feet on the ground during a tornado.

Today, we did a service call at a remote regional park a couple of hours away. Although it was still a work day, it was in a much different setting than the shop, and it's kind of hard to feel like you are at work when you are surrounded by the gloriously vibrant fire-filled colours of Autumn!

After the job was complete, we took some time to wander around and soak up the nip in the air, and spectacular view.

I took a few minutes on my own to take some photos, and in doing so, found myself, quite subconsciously, relax.  I missed it. I guess it's been longer than I thought. I'm
going to try to do better about taking those moments to enjoy. Those moments to just let it all sink in. Those moments to really appreciate everything that's going on in our crazy lives.

Balance is important. I'm working at it.

Yep, kinda pretty................................

As for the upcoming week?

Well, there will be some heavy things to lift and manipulate, there will be some conversations with a distributor about why cheques written to and cashed by them have not found their way on to a statement that is now indicating that I have an amount overdue.  Hmmmm....if only there was a solution to this problem........yeah, sometimes you don't get to deal with the sharpest tools in the shed.

This week will also hopefully see a secured date for "Alfred's" signing, some headway in wedding plans, and booking another trade show or two for this Fall. Some rehearsing for our upcoming Halloween Karaoke show better work it's way in there somewhere too! A person should probably work on some costumes of some kind as well!

So... that about does it for me this week. Thanks so much for taking the time to read these ramblings each week.

Until next time........................

May you take those moments to breathe, to soak, to feel the wind upon your face.
May you take the time to really see, really look, take the time, slow the pace.

May the things of real value completely overrun the part of your being that keeps you from falling asleep.
May everything that's dear to you take hold, overwhelming you with so much joy, it makes you want to weep.

May all worry, all stress, all heartache, all pain be brushed aside, discarded, for it is refuse, let it go.
May you see this then leaves room for everything positive, sit back, enjoy, and let the good times flow.

Until next week!

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