Besides the general household duties, we have obligatory Starbucks visits, meeting with friends over a quick meal, and hasty grocery store visits.
February Feels Cramped.
Being the shortest month of the year, February tends to feel cramped, especially when we all have a million things to do. But, of course, tied up in all the activities are the annual redetermination, the housing renewal, etc.
Even Mikelle struggles to fit in everything she wants to do each day. Saturdays at her nephew’s basketball games, Sundays cleaning up the condo, Mondays running errands, and the relentless laundry. As soon as the basket empties, it fills up.
We try to fit in the many birthday celebrations throughout the month. We rush, hurry, and speed everything up to fit everything in, and we begin to lose sight of what we are working for.
It is an hour or two before things settle down, and we begin to organize for the day. The weather is chilly these February mornings. So we gather around the couch with our hot coffee warming our cold hands, watch a favorite TV program, Gilmore Girls, and spend a few minutes quietly and together.
The Sweet Solution
In addition to the must-have coffee, we include our special treat—the Duffy Roll.
They are a sweet treat usually not present in our morning ritual. But it adds something special to our short time of peace. Finally, there are a few more minutes here to warm up and settle down and a few more minutes to eat and enjoy them silently. With the hectic schedule we have been working so hard to maintain, we are incredibly grateful for this moment to reflect.
So we would like to take another quiet, serene moment to reach out to you. Have you had your Duffey roll moment today? It may be a hot cup of tea or a few moments just watching the sunrise. We hope that you can share in this small relaxation with us.
Don’t forget to Shine Beautiful!