Okay, are you ready to laugh? This past Tuesday I enjoyed time with Chris and Caroline on the Bridge Street Morning Show on channel nine, out of Syracuse. It was a wonderful experience. This isn't the part that will make you laugh though. The humorous part is while on the show I shared, "I blog daily." and then Memorial Day weekend started and instead of sitting behind a keyboard and blogging, I got outside and enjoyed time with my family.
I won't apologize for my lack of blogging since time with my family are priceless moments we can't get back if we pass them by yet it makes me chuckle a little, since if someone new visited the blog after seeing the interview a couple days ago, they are probably thinking, "I haven't seen a blog every day."
For anyone new to the blog, please know I don't usually go silent for two days without warning. I love to write, speak, and blog but I love my family more. When we started this journey the first thing we agreed on was to keep God and family first, with my writing and speaking after.
So what was I doing while away from the blog:
*visiting the Traveling Vietnam Wall on display in my wonderful town of New Haven, New York - twice, once during the day and another at night
*a day of lawn sales/garage sales in Parish with my parents and Mags
*a stop at a bridal shower for our nephew's fiancé, who traveled from Kentucky to finalize wedding locales
*working in the wood shop with my favorite carpenter, my Dad, to create a tray (to be blogged when finished, lol)
*playing board games with Ed and Mags
*family for dinner with their new "friend"
*a few hours of reading, writing, and reflecting on the deck
*a walk with Ed and Mags
*watching the Memorial Day Parade
*just plain chillaxin
Okay, those who know me are shaking their heads and saying, "I don't think you chilled for two whole days." You're right! I did do a little work ~ eliminating a couple lists, created a couple new ones (LOL), and cleared off the top of four pieces of furniture.
Ed will tell you the house isn't usually messy but if you ask "How many piles does Lisa have going?", he might laugh because there are too many to count. I do have baskets on my shelves to help keep organized yet only working on my writing and speaking in the evening and on weekends, I leave a lot out to save time. I'm looking forward to the summer when I put my author/speaker hat on full-time again.
With a weekend of fun, fluff, and fellowship behind me - it's time to get back to work. Some exciting and fun stuff happening in June. I will speak at my first weekend retreat, share with the CNY Art's Center, and say "until we meet again" to some dear and special friends.
Life is about change and God is encompassing us with it. Instead of fearing it, I choose to embrace it. Each are opportunities to grow and be a stronger, better, and closer to Him...
Less than a month of school left and we are excited because this will be a summer like no other. What about you?
Any changes in your life? Do you embrace it or fear it...why?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323