they set up a bunch of tall poles, and spin plates on the top - the object is to run around and keep the plates spinning so that none crash to the floor.
i started to feel that way about my life this week. . .like that performer, running from plate to plate - trying to keep them all spinning (laundry, dishes, homework, shopping, work, bills, love, getting dressed, dirty car, kids, relaxing, eating right. . .) invariably, I can't get to one and it crashes to the floor. . .but I throw another one up there and keep spinning.
now i am very lucky - i get a lot of help around the house. John is not a husband or father that does not participate or help out. And I appreciate everything he does. It's more my own perceptions of my life and my role in the lives around me.
and here's the funny part - since being laid off from my job for a year now, when I only have 2 or 3 plates spinning - I'm bored and dis-satisfied.
so what's the answer? do you ever feel like that guy spinning the plates?
catch you soon -
note - a special thanks to Karyn Climans from http://tail-wags.com for inspiring this post thru our discussion.