Wednesday, December 26, 2012

being a good mom

I'm sick. Fever, sore throat, and apparently even more spacey than I normally am because it just took me 4 tries to properly spell "sore" (here are my attempts...sour, soar, soor, sowr...seriously!)

the image above is the beginning of the apple cranberry crisp (with fresh orange zest and tons of ground clove) and it is sitting in my fridge and I probably won't eat any of it, which is depressing the hell out of me. I love a good crisp! 

Christmas was good...everyone is partly healthy, we all have what we need, and we have each other. did I take ANY pictures on Christmas day? nope. I didn't even capture all the presents under the tree. I also didn't get any christmas cards out this year. (I'm thinking that in 2013, I need to work on them in June.) This is all I've been able to think about while laying on the couch today.

I realize that lamenting over not getting these things done does me no good at all. I would certainly laugh and make light of the situation if someone else were to not take any holiday pictures and not get cards out. Come on, the world is not going to fall apart! But deep inside, taking holiday pictures and getting christmas cards out is on the list of "being a good mom" for me, let alone being a good photographer! Sheesh!

Do you have those types of freaky lists and rules? 

I'm thinking that one of my goals for 2013 is going to be to try to be very aware of those rules I give myself, listen to my heart, and make a new list. 


Anonymous said...

All I can say is Let it go.... Of course, in a happy smiling way. I did not get Christmas cards out either. And photos, we'll we took a few. God is good. You are a good Mom. Do what you can and let all the rest, fall away. You will feel peace, love and happiness.
Many blessing to you and your family.
Jen Wagner

Sarah said...

I relate, even if the details are different. BUT, after making a long list of resolutions this year (all about what I should be doing, what I need to stop doing, etc), the only resolution I'm desperately trying to keep is "NO PRESSURE" (or at least a LOT less). Those shoulds will get you every time!! Don't let them suck to joy out of your days. It's tough some days, but worth it! :)