Do you remember that '80's/'90's movie: Desperately Seeking Susan? Well, I know it was about a girl looking for a girl she saw or thought she saw or something like that. I am in search of myself. I need to make some time for myself without feeling like I am slighting someone else in the process. How does one do that?
I've spent the better part of the last week stealing moments with my dear mother. Lunch here, shopping there. She leaves for Georgia in the morning. I will see her again soon and will start thinking of when I will make my next journey there. I've seen her more in the past few months than I have in recent years....her trip here at Christmas, my surprise visit to GA in February for her birthday, and her "tax trip" here this past week. I know I will be in ATL in October for the Country Living Fair, but will make it up there long before that, I'm sure. Thank you, Mom, for still being my mom. Even at 48, I feel like a little girl sometimes who longs for her "mommy." Maybe we never outgrow that. I know I am blessed to have you.
My Aunt Claire came over from the west coast this past weekend too. I was so happy to see her and will have to make the 3 hour drive to see her new haven. Lake Susie....how "dreamy" does that sound??
I am feeling taken advantage of, of late. I need to get a grip on that and find time for me. I vow, this week, to take care of the things I feel I need to...feeding and bathing my sweet granddaughter, but maybe letting her daddy put her to bed as I venture out to the shop to work on a dresser a dear friend has entrusted in me. Yes....that will make me feel that I am using my time wisely, accomplishing a goal, and doing what I love. I longed for time in my garden this weekend, but did not find it....or make it. At some point, I need to make time for me.
Maybe this week? How do you steal moments for yourself? I could really use your advise.....