Spinning. Twirling. Balancing. Watching the Chinese acrobats perform amazing gravity defying acts can leave you almost breathless.
Apply this same principle to my life - not so amazing.
Have you ever felt you are trying to keep too many "plates" spinning? Forget an appointment...oops, there's a chip. Forget your friend's birthday...yikes, that plate fell.
If I didn't know better, I would swear I had some form of Alzheimer's. I can't seem to remember anything these days unless it is written down...then sometimes I write it down in the wrong place and forget I wrote it down! I have double booked myself more often than I care to admit lately. Just yesterday I completely forgot to show up for our homeschool PE group. This is not a new event...we've been meeting on Tuesday afternoons since the fall and I've forgotten two out of the last three weeks!
This morning I invited a friend over for coffee...during the same time I am suppose to be at the gym working out.
These are just a few of the plates that seem to be threatening to fall lately. Apparently I either need to get rid of a few plates, or practice my juggling skills a bit more.
This time last year we were still sifting through boxes and trying to find the grocery store. We had gone from busy and involved to quiet and completely uninvolved. Looking back, I see how unhurried life was and how much less stress I felt. Much like the frog in the pot of water, the busyness has crept back in again.
Wow...I'm just full of analogies at 6:00 a.m. this morning. Chinese acrobats and frogs...hopefully the acrobats aren't juggling the frogs, but in my case that wouldn't surprise me.
How do you keep all your plates spinning? Do you ever feel you've taken on too many plates?