March 3, 2010

In the Eye of the Storm

Hurricanes, twisting, blowing, wet monsters, ripping into shore with an unpredictable force, leaving devastation in their wake.

Sometimes my mind reminds me of a hurricane...except the devastation part, of course. A whipping tornado of a storm that jerks from one path to the next in a frenzy of activity. OK, so I'm a little more controlled and organized than that, but inside my head, it feels like a storm.

Thankfully, we passed the Purim celebration on a successful note. I am happy to report that it went off without a hitch. Not every festival can boast of that, to be honest. I'd say the only thing that was out of sync was the wrong music in the boom box for the cookie walk - minor, to be sure, and easily remedied. And, I'm proud to say that I have filed the 'lessons learned' in the appropriate folders for both Tu b'Shvat and Purim; to the uninitiated, this is a worthy accomplishment and will be most helpful next year at right about this time.

Next is Passover...yep, the biggie. It definitely takes the most planning and prep of all the festivals in the Jewish calendar; guest lists and invites, menu planning, elements & seder prep, cleaning, cooking, traditions - oh yeah, it has it all! This year (and this is my own choosing, I know, I know) I have added in a little bit of singing and dancing for 5,000 just for fun - oh heck, why not? Live a little, right?

This coming week, much to my surprise, has nothing scheduled save for the mundane workouts and dance rehearsal. No chemo rooms, no doctors. No festivals or classes to organize or attend. Just empty calendar squares and homeschool. The kids will say it's boring, but I am looking forward to catching up on some down-time.

So, I'm sittin' in the eye. The rest of the storm is coming, and unless I miss my guess, the other side is usually a ripper, right?

5 comments:

Ari C'rona said...

Hey, don't forget to add trooping to your list of stuff for next week!

And, I, for one, am glad you've added a little singing and dancing to your schedule, my dear. :o)

Like I always say - you're awesome!

*hangin' onto my hat for the other side of the storm... :o)

Stacy Christian said...

Enjoy your chance to breathe. I'll be praying for you when the winds come from the other direction.

S

Mama Cache said...

Still marveling that you have found "empty calendar squares." I wish I could draw . . . dancing in the eye of a hurricane . . . that is quite an image. ;-)

Love you!

SQUIRREL! said...

Please let me know what I can do to help with the Peach. I'm feeling a little weird with no big sedar to plan*.* And I think you florish in the storm sometimes ^.^

Jedi-J said...

I have lived through many hurricanes both mental and real...being in the middle is the bright spot of the storm where you can see clarity and have a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity. Beware...the rest of the storm is indeed a big whopping mess but usually comes to an end and we pick up the pieces and move on.