tuesday brain toots

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August 27, 2013 by Heather

I’ve never been that great at balancing a whole lot.  I get overwhelmed easily and I get forgetful.  Basically the complete opposite of what you should lie about say you are on a job application.  Recently I realized that I have this terrible habit of thinking that I need to do something or tell someone something and for some reason my brain will put that to-do item into the already-done-it file.  So, when I discover that I forgot to tell someone this-or-that, I am confused.  I’m not sure if that’s an actual habit or something you’d classify as a brain fart, but good grief my brain has crazy gas if that’s the case.

People don’t have much sympathy for brain gas though, now do they?

We have been so busy lately that I find myself sitting down to work on something and thinking, why is my heart beating so fast right now?  It’s so strange, it’s like if my brain is going a mile a minute then my heart is too.  Wish that burned calories.

Yesterday was one of those days where I was like, ok, I need to do this this and this oh and also this and then this needs to be done by tomorrow, so I sat down with a bowl of extra-salty edamame and killed 45 minutes on Pinterest.  Then after that I sat back down with a (smaller) bowl of pecans and dark chocolate chips and read about Miley Cyrus being skanktastic, amongst other things.  Again, not something you’d say on a job application.  “Incredibly task oriented and self-motivating.”

I should mention here that I did also wash and fold four loads of laundry, change the sheets/duvet, dust, read 16 chapters of Exodus, clean the bathroom, run in a 5k, and make dinner.  I also put on eyeliner and managed to work eating kale into the day.  So, take that, nap-time Pinterest black hole.

Anyone else ready for Fall?  It can’t get here fast enough for me.

Here’s to picking battles and finding joy, sometimes in the same moment:


“Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.  Be hospitable to one another without complaining.” 1 Peter 4:8-9


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