I've become a rather infrequent blogger, haven't I? Many times it is because I mull things around in my head so long that by the time I have a chance to sit and actually tap out my thoughts---they feel redundant and like other bloggers have spoken with more clarity.
But today, I am taking a bit of time to write. It is Easter weekend and Fiona is home for the weekend. We have colored eggs, had her favorite supper and she and Lissa are presently cuddled on the couch watching a movie. It has been good.
Tomorrow morning my goal is to get everyone out of the house for 7:30 and take them to breakfast. This gives my wife time to hide the Easter clues that she writes for the kids so that they can do their basket hunt when we return from our UU church and she returns from a different UU church that she works for.
This is a very busy weekend and I am glad that I went to yoga this morning. That hour, just for me, helped me feel relaxed and ready for the demands of the weekend. Well, demands is probably the wrong word. But juggling the emotional needs and mental health issues of my two eldest at a holiday time can be challenging. It can be stressful. It is also paradoxically, a great joy. I love when our family is together, building memories and sharing love. So the vigelance and over planning is worth it, but a quiet reflective time before it, also did not come amiss.
At the closing meditation our instructor always gives us a word of the day. Previous words have been things like "inspire" "wisdom" "kindness." Todays was family. How apt.