Sunset in paradise. It brings new life to a broken soul. If you look beyond just the sheer beauty of this site, you can see what I see. A new beginning. A window to happiness if you will.
We’re back in my paradise. I can’t reiterate enough that everyone has their own vision of paradise and we don’t all have to agree, but this is mine. This move has been trying, all moves are. I’m trying to maintain a work schedule, B’s ridiculous schedule, trying to get the girls back in school, and trying to regain some sense of normalcy. All of this has come with its challenges.
This week has been trying. We moved in to no hot water. Me without showers is not a pretty site. Not just the visual, the actual feat of making it through a day with me without a hot shower and thorough leg-shaving is a task that no one should have to endure. But we’ve done it!
Yesterday was a comedy in itself as the maintenance men came in and out and it was proven that the 4-year-old has a much higher capacity for communication and people skills than the 12-year-old but we’ll leave that for another day, another tale all in itself. It’s truly funny so you’ll want to tune in for that one!
Today, I woke up early, got some work done, took a hot shower with full leg shaving (no thanks to the 12 year old that took her SHORT 22 minute shower before me) and then I headed out to register the girls for school. Bug and Bubby were of course in tow. I asked the drama queen if she wanted to come but she politely declined, “I wouldn’t care to go, thank you”. Of course she wouldn’t. She had infinite internet at home while I had to struggle and fight to get her registered because her “mother” has never provided us with the proper paperwork. OK, 4 hours of work missed and she still isn’t registered. And…and…and…I missed Bug’s registration time all together because of that nonsense. Next time…I don’t care to go either!
But I digress! Back to the task at hand. Today was basically a bust and I was feeling under-accomplished. The girls aren’t registered, my work looms over my head, and the condo is still a mess. B was at school so I fed the kids and stepped outside to sulk.
But how can one sulk when they see such beauty? They can’t! I ran inside and grabbed my camera to capture the beauty. I snapped shot after shot of the most amazing sunset. And then later tonight, after everything settled down, I looked at my photos and saw the most amazing thing. That orb, no actually amazingly positive aura around that sunset, is the foreshadow of what is yet to come in my life.
It is hope.
There is nothing but positive in my future. I’m putting all of this negative behind me and I’m following the advice of the nature that presented itself to me tonight, here in my paradise. I’m back where I belong and the forces of nature are here to remind me of that. Tonight, the stars aligned again, for the first time in a long time and I felt nothing but love, despite the negative forces from within.
I enjoyed my babies like I haven’t done in WAY too long and I really don’t care that we are a day late (or so) getting Bug registered for school here. She’ll catch up. She’s a silver kind of girl after all. We’ve got this. The sun’s aura told me so!
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 26 to 7. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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