Yesterday’s journal page – an anxiety doodle done throughout a very stressful day. As everything worked out well by the end of the day, I cut up the “anxiety” and glued it to a page.
The day started out rough.
First off, I noticed all the little things that were undone around the house and began by wondering if taking the time for art was worthwhile. The dishes undone, the laundry undone, the trash the dogs got into strewn around the living room, and the half-finished decluttering and organizational projects all about.
Next, we had to deal with the car issue. Our credit isn’t great, we had a limited amount of money to work with, and we really don’t want monthly payments. Also, sharing my daughter’s car with all of our schedules is impossible.
I like shopping for cars almost as much as I like hanging out in the DMV or the phone store.
In other words, not at all.
My family pulled together, started the search and headed out to solve the problem while leaving me at home to make peace with our home.
(and find peace for myself)
They can be simply amazing!
By the end of the day they had purchased a good, solid used car well within our budgeted car repair fund – newly established by our recent windfall.
It’s not even ugly! It’s a sharp-looking Volvo station wagon type vehicle. Lots of room for our lifestyle, but not too big to drive comfortably.
And although the house doesn’t look significantly better than it did this morning:
- we have enough clean clothes to make do
- there are some clean dishes to eat off of
- the trash is gathered and to the curb for pickup tomorrow
- and, most importantly, it looks like home through my eyes
Anxiety dealt with and disasters averted.
Life is good!