Thursday, September 13, 2012
It is the time of year for list making...yes, it is! I tend to make a little family list of things to do around the house at each seasonal change. It helps keeps us focused on the things that need to get done before and during the coming season. With fall upon us, the fall list has been written, but unfortunately none of it has been completed, and I have a feeling there will be a lot of things that don't get done.
Justin injured his knee three weeks ago and has been pretty much couch bound. We have been to urgent care, the emergency room, the doctor's office and finally a referral to the surgeon. He had surgery yesterday, is home, resting comfortably and seems to be in much less pain than he was before the surgery, which is really great news.
Each day I look at that list, most of which I can do. You know the clean up in the garden, the putting away of the outdoor furniture, the raking, even cutting the grass I can do. Those are the usual seasonal things, but this fall I wanted to get us a little ahead for the coming gardening season. I had big plans to get our new raised beds in, order the topsoil, get it moved and into the beds and plant some garlic. It is unlikely to happen now. And so I have chosen to surrender.
Surrender to the fact that I cannot control everything. Surrender to the fact that a few things will not get crossed off the fall to do list. Surrender to the here and now and just go with the flow.
We are happy, healthy, and Justin is healing, and so a few things won't get done this fall, I am okay with that. I will surrender with grace.
That garlic, though, it will get planted, just not in a new raised bed, and I am sure it will be just as happy.