Emeril Lagassi says Bam when he adds spice to his recipes. I say Boom when spice is added to life.
On Thursday and Friday, one of my best girlfriends came to visit and we hit a local spa and took in a little Pittsburgh nightlife. I love spending time with her because she’s so fresh, fun, and free-spirited. Mint leaf – Boom!
On Saturday, I packed my bags for three important events. First up was my cousin’s wedding. It was so nice to spend time with family at a happy celebration. We even did the Hokey Pokey and flapped our wings to the Chicken Dance. Sugar – Boom!
Saturday afternoon was my grandmother’s viewing. Of course it was sad, but also an opportunity to reflect on her life and all the happy times we had together. She was a strong, independent woman and valued family more than anything. I don’t remember her ever missing a birthday, a graduation, a wedding, a holiday dinner, or any family event. Salt (for the wounds) – Boom!
That night after the viewing, I drove 3 hours to attend a professional conference where I was scheduled as a speaker. This caused me to miss the actual funeral, and I’m still debating with myself over that choice. I guess I’ll pick a flavoring that sometimes I like and sometimes I hate. Molasses – Boom!
I’m ready for life to calm down. In fact, I could use a little boring right now. Unfortunately, my schedule continues to look insane for the next two weeks. I usually power through these busy times, do what needs to be done, and then reflect on it all later. The bad thing about this approach is that when I have too much on my plate, I usually just go through the motions without emotion. The spices and zest of life get all mixed up together …and everything ends up tasting the same.
How do you handle busy times in your life?