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A Convergence of Sorts

When I hear the word convergence I usually think of streams or small rivers coming together to form a larger river.  Or paths converging to become a road.  That sort of thing.  (And that is the main definition, according to my Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary . . . "the act of converging and especially moving toward union or uniformity.")  But every once in a while, I experience my own personal kind of convergence.  The kind where all manner of things and events converge in one little corner of my calendar.  

And, well.  
I'm there right now!

Not only is our summer solstic party happening this Friday, but last night I was one of the co-organizers of a wine tasting fund raiser for a group I'm involved with.  And tonight is the big, annual potluck-book selection meeting for my book group.  And we just met Brian for dinner in Grand Rapids (he was in town for a job interview; keep your fingers crossed).  And my dad has a medical procedure re-scheduled . . . for tomorrow morning.  

I mean, really.  It doesn't get much more convergent than this when it comes to balancing a 3-day stretch of calendar. 


How am I managing?  Oh, pretty well.
(Although let's not ask Tom.)

What am I doing to keep myself moving forward?

1 - Finding the time to meditate.

2 - Keeping up with my fitness stuff.

3 - Lists!  All the lists.


What do YOU do to keep the balls in the air when All the Things . . . converge?


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Gah! I hate those weeks, desperately! LOL

I will absolutely keep my fingers crossed for Brian! And, good luck with your Solstice Party tomorrow night!


I'm right there with you when it comes to lists, I couldn't cope without them. And also meditating really helps. You know what they say - if you don't have time to meditate then you need to meditate longer.


I delegate! Which requires a bit of giving up some control....always a good exercise for me!
Have fun, too...so much good stuff!


It never rains but it pours, right? At least most of these things sound like fun. When this kind of thing happens to me, I try to take it one thing at a time, because I know I will get overwhelmed and completely stressed out if I worry about the whole to-do list. And I try to remember to breathe and enjoy the moment!

Fingers crossed for the job and hope your dad's procedure goes smoothly!


I don't meditate but I make sure to put some little bit of time aside to sit and knit or veg. And the lists! Fingers crossed for Brian (and now for Dan!) and for your Dad's day to go without a hitch as well. xoxo


You're the person to ask, as the busiest person is the one who can do the best job of keeping all the balls moving!


That's a lot, but a lot of good stuff too. This would be one time I would make a list (typically I don't do lists). Sending all the best wishes to both Brian and your Dad and also to you and Tom - I bet your party will be So Much Fun, and a great way for all to welcome the weekend (and Summer).


Yes, LISTS!! I compulsively check my list, prioritizing, grouping -- re-writing if necessary!

Best wishes to your DAD! And also to TOM! (For different reasons.) :)

BRIAN... all my fingers & toes are crossed!!


Jeannie Gray

LIsts! Definitely lists! And instead of meditating, I spend a few minutes reading trashy novels and knitting. And if the weather is cooperating, a nice walk helps me focus, but if it's too hot, humid or rainy, the walk makes it all feel worse.

Sending healing vibes to your dad!


Does the dog tell you when you need to cross something out?


Just keep my head down and keep on moving forward.

It has been like that for MONTHS ---- and shows NO signs of slowing down.

Of course, it doesn't help when someone calls you out online for not reading their blog in a timely manner so they are not going to read YOURS anymore. Seriously lady?????? I'm caring for a Father-in-Law that just had brain surgery and has dementia, dealing with home repairs that seem to have no end, and in my free moments I try to catch up on a few blogs. (I almost lost it with this person and then decided ---- you know what ---- NOT WORTH MY TIME.)

So --- how I deal with an overloaded life ----- brush off the small stuff, concentrate on the important stuff and when necessary -----------just let some stuff fall to the wayside.

Caffeine Girl

You really are going to be in constant motion for a few days! It sounds exhausting. I'm impressed that you are finding time to meditate. I try to mediate daily, but I don't always fit it in.


Would going to bed and pulling the covers over your head be an option?? First, very strong good luck wishes for your Dad and Brian. Kym, at 60 you are at the height of your powers. You have years of experience and organizational practice that will come to your aid without you even realizing it. You can do this. (Of course After 60 it is down hill all the way, but you are talking to someone who thought it was downhill once she turned 21 so what do I know?) Personally, a good night's sleep (no small feat) and early morning "me" time gets me through any kind of day. (Attach your own oxygen mask before you can help your kids with theirs). I'll be pulling for you re your Dad and Brian.

kathy b

My Friend Madelon would say, You've got an act going in every ring. ! What do I do? I usually cry. And realize I have to cut something out!

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