Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Overstuffed

My plate is OVERFLOWING these days.  Not much unlike anyone else's I know this time of the year.  But I feel like my potatoes and my meat are all getting squished together and my beans are falling off onto the table.  It's a mess.

My life, my home and my mind is in a constant state of chaos.

It should be telling to say that I got notification that my Women's Day subscription (a magazine I've been getting for some time, for unknown reasons, that would be interesting to read if I had time but instead has been piling up, un-perused, since I started receiving them) is up for renewal and I was thrilled.  The expiration notice I received via email actually brought a flash of relief and instead of saying "Oh, drat!" (which I wouldn't say anyway, but whatever...), I exclaimed (out loud, which probably looked odd since I was sitting in my office, alone, with only my computer), "Thank God!".



Why would receiving such news bring such joy?  Why would one rejoice at notification that money was due or that something was being discontinued?  Simply put, because it's one less thing.  One less thing to sort, one less thing to stress about (yes, I stress about such things), and one less thing to deal with, store, and eventually dispose of.

I've previously made reference to my stress about stuff and my desire to simplify my life, as well.  This magazine subscription expiry is a natural, unsolicited blessing.  Thank God for small blessings.  Now if only my Christmas cards would address themselves, my presents would magically be wrapped, and my house would somehow clean itself in preparation for Holiday guests, I'd be less stuffed and more relaxed.  There's always the 1st of the new year for relaxing....HA!

5 comments:

Shana said...

if your house does all that by itself I am coming there. Maybe your coffee trip will help you feel better. I mailed your gift card today!!

Matt said...

Abundance certainly can be a blessing and a curse at times. I hope you find pockets of relief from your stress and that you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

a li'l bit squishy said...

Happy Christmas! I simplified this year by thinking "f*&k it" and not sending Christmas cards for the first time EVER. Completely freeing and it would take care of one of your problems ;). On the upside, hope it helps you to know that someone else is feeling just as completely frazzled....

prashant said...

I hope you find pockets of relief from your stress and that you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

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Heidi said...

So I clicked back and read your "Simplify and Focus" post. I was wondering if you feel you have been able to do that in the months that have followed that post? And if you have, what did you chose and how have you done it?