It has been insanely busy for me the past couple of months! I am not ready to put my feet up quite yet, but I did manage to catch up enough to write a little bit and let you know about how things are going in the life of the Keeper of the Hermits.
Between my four boys, four dogs, and work, I have not stood still very much. I have however learned a great deal. One thing I have learned is that usually when I am thinking that I am doing the worst, I am actually not. I am also learning to live in today more. That second one is important. I have a new watch. Nothing fancy and very inexpensive, but the face says, “Every Moment Matters.” That is so true. In our busiest times, we have to dedicate moments to making memories and not money. Money will go, just like the opportunities for fond memories will. Which would you rather have an abundance of? You miss moments like this when you don’t live for today and stay worried about the past and future.
My oldest son graduates this year. I listened to his alarm clock going off for two hours the other morning (so like his Mama!) and it brought a tear to my eye because I realize that I will miss that. I just enjoyed the moment and locked the memory away for hard days next year when I don’t walk in the room and see him sleeping through it, or getting ready for school.
You’ll notice that Sue Ann has been keeping everyone updated on the progress of the Rattlesnake house. I am so thankful for that! I am barely keeping above water most days. The house has been a great learning project for me. It is definitely work, even when I feel like it is more personal. I just have to rein that back in and remember that I am learning project management on this project in particular, and that is a very useful skill in our business.
Office life is great when I get to spend it here, but I have spent many hours on the road lately. Some of it is personal, some business; I’m just always on the go. I do make the time to do things like take my kids to see dinosaurs and have some fun, though!
I also made time to see my oldest son perform in his last One Act Play of his high-school career— performance that won him an All Star Cast medal by the way. Shameless bragging on that from his old theatre geek Mama. This is Mandi, once again signing off to go hit the road, make some more lists, and make some more memories! See y’all soon!