The last week – and definitely this weekend – has felt extra special; we’ve been soaking in a slower pace, no plans, and embracing a let’s do what we want today attitude. We’ve purposely left our calendar (mostly) empty to remind ourselves to slow down, be still, and at the same time, be spontaneous! As such calculated people (or is that just me?) with to-dos planned days in advance, lately, we’ve been living in the moment. How novel! We linger much, much longer over dinner conversations at our favorite spots, we hop on and off the El for downtown shopping sprees, and we spend less time looking at the clock.
It’s been a rare treat.
At the same time, we’ve been trying so, so hard to keep our minds off The One. I wish we could say that days go by when it doesn’t come up in conversation, but that would be a lie. We’re still daydreaming, counting down days until the next step – even though we have no idea when that step will be.
All this makes for a mix of emotions in our home; while we’ve been enjoying our down time, we’re craving a new adventure with The One. A seemingly harmless conversation about whether or not we’ve watered the plants that week turns into we’ll need a jig saw if we want to make that headboard in the new bedroom. Our everyday talk can veer off course rather quickly if we don’t watch ourselves.
We’re reminding ourselves to take this one step at a time (how many times have we said that?), but, you guys, it’s hard. So until that next step – whenever that may be – you know we’re creating endless future lists. Lots of them! And the first line item? Get a jig saw.