This week I am going to re-run a post from 2010 about an incident at my mom’s knitting group. I now have a few more minutes of time in my day and I have joined my mother in knitting scarves for Operation Gratitude.
I can only knit in a straight line and luckily that is just the “pattern” for these scarves! :) If any of you out there can knit, please consider knitting a warm scarf for our troops! You can check out the Operation Gratitude information here.
In the meantime, I am going to sit and knit so please enjoy this post:
Chillin’ @ the Senior Center – NOT!
Last week I dropped my mom off at her weekly senior center knitting group. It is actually a “win-win” situation because Mom can catch up with her girlfriends and I get an uninterrupted hour and a half to speed through my chores. On this particular day, I went into the center to pick her up. Knowing that I also knit, one of the senior ladies invited me to join the group. I suddenly felt my heart pounding in my throat!
I nervously giggled and said, “Oh, I couldn’t really because I use the time to catch up on my home tasks.” All of the little women sat up with their eyes wide open, completely shocked at my comment. “What can you possibly accomplish in an hour and half?” one sweet little gal said.
Huh? Am I in the Twilight Zone? I rambled out a laundry list of chores that I had completed earlier in the day and then they all took the position that I really needed a break and I could certainly give up an hour and half per week to relax.
Okie doke, here are the facts; after the past two stressful years, I know I look like I am 107 years old but in reality, I am not quite ready to submit my AARP application yet! In addition, I know my kids probably think I would fit right in to the old knitting circle but I am not going to schedule the senior center day appointment!
It suddenly dawned on me that after hearing everyone and their brother tell me that I need to take some break times for myself, I really wouldn’t even know what to do on a break. So, I decided to brainstorm some relaxing activities that do not involve the words “senior center”!
My little brainstorming session actually morphed into a list writing extravaganza. I love making lists! For me, there is some kind of comfort in writing down plans or ideas. I confess that I do not always complete my list but it brings me pure joy to scratch off a task on my list. So here is the beginning of my Mom Moment list:
|In 15 minutes I can:||In 30 minutes I can:|
What type of relaxing activities would you put on your Mom Moment list? As a busy Mom, do you schedule regular break times?