28 July 2013

Renew Your Spirit Sunday with being in the moment

My thoughts have been dominated by my upcoming move. I plan to be in my new place a month from today (give or take a couple of days), so I'm organizing and planning and cleaning and packing.

When I'm not working and playing and making sure the munchkins get time with very important people before we move.

I'm trying to keep from being too ambitious in this last month in the Midwest, especially over the next couple of weeks. Because as important as it is for me to stay organized and keep moving things forward, it's equally as important for me to be with Puck and Tink, and to make sure I enjoy the last few weeks I have here. Everything is going to change at the end of August, so I have to be really here while I'm still here.

So today I'm determined to live in the moment, first with the kids, and later at the big family dinner. It will be good for all of us.

How are you going to renew your spirit today?


  1. It's hard for me to live in the moment, because I'm always going to worry about what will happen in the future or obsessing over what happened in the past. But you're right that it's important to live in the moment, especially because that moment won't last forever.
    Good luck with the move!

  2. I'm the same way about worrying and obsessing. That's why I'm trying so hard to be in the moment. Otherwise I wouldn't enjoy the fun things I'm actually doing.

  3. I hope that your move goes well. I'm moving too, and I have to get rid of so many of my books. No fun at all...but my new place will be less cluttered.

  4. Oh, I'm not getting rid of any of my books. In fact, I'm happily reunited with many of my books that had to stay in Illinois when I moved to Florida the first time.

    I love being surrounded by books, so I'm definitely taking them with me, even if my office is a bit cluttered.

  5. Books are very precious, indeed. I still want to keep a lot of my books. Like you, I love being surrounded by them.

  6. I don't know what I'll do if (I should probably say when....) the publishing industry goes fully digital and printed books become a thing of the past. While I won't mind having thousands of books at my fingertips on a digital device (I do love my Nook!), it will make me sad to see libraries without rows and rows of books.

  7. I will feel sad, too. I should buy a digital device soon.

  8. I have a first-generation Nook. It's a bit clunky in terms of digital devices, but I like it better than a traditional tablet for a lot of reasons. For one, it's simple--it's a dedicated e-reader. And the e-ink means I can read in the sun with no glare, and my eyes don't get tired as quickly as they do reading on a tablet or computer screen.


Add a little caffeine to my life...