Crazy Busy

Kathy Krugergo with the flow, gratitude, motherhood20 Comments

The race that stops a nation didn’t stop me. Not in my tracks and not even long enough to watch it at work (actually there was no-one around as my boss was on leave and my other colleague out of the office).

With a new moon rising, Halloween had passed in a shocking excess of cheap and nasty ghoul and cheap and nasty candy (or far too many lollies) as I taught a yin yoga class and beckoned peace, while the kids went trick or treating, which let’s face it is just too much treating.

And then it was the first day of November, Melbourne Cup day and the 6th anniversary of adopting our son. I forgot until Facebook reminded me – sad really. I forgot too that it’s been two years since I graduated with my yoga teaching qualification, another anniversary swept under the yoga mat without much reflection, even though both milestones have changed my life.

I didn’t mark Halloween, or Melbourne Cup or either anniversary on social media either, because if you pause long enough to post it will be Christmas already!

Somehow I found some time to do our taxes, just in time for the dreaded Halloween deadline (although we’re expecting refunds – winning – which is better than the odds at Melbourne Cup).

And pausing, ever so briefly, between yoga classes for me and dance rehearsals for Miss Yin, followed by her end of year school dance concert, big end of year studio dance concert and school awards night, sandwiched between my still-new part-time work commitments, I breathed a sigh of relief when my biannual boob squeeze (aka mammogram) looked all clear.

And I pondered what happened to October and wondered whether November will fly by even faster (it is one day shorter after all).

Now we’re a week into November already and get ready for another Proud Mum boast.

Our Miss Yin won the Most Promising Senior award for her dance studio. Yes, that’s right she’s a senior!!! Of course we’re very proud of her, but also slightly scared that she’s now a senior – not such a shock since she’s been dancing with the big girls all year, only now it’s engraved on a trophy so it must be official.

And there’s no going back to juniors. Where does time go?

She also won the Dance Excellence award for Year 7 at her school awards night, as her first year of high school is almost over. Seriously, where does time go?

(PS – thank you for not noticing that it’s been almost a month since I last blogged and for indulging my boasts).

I call this time crazy busy and you have to move faster than a hip-hop dancer (to continue the dance analogy) just to stop tripping over yourself and falling flat on your face.

Throw in the crazy US election and it is seriously cray cray.

So what is the solution to take the stress out of the crazy busyness?

Enjoy it. Savour it. I’ve been largely off social media, barely posting anything on my page and I’ve been both a slack blogger and blog reader. I’ve got untangled from the interwebs, retreated to home base, and even into my own shell.

But that’s OK because as the world continues to spin crazily (out of control), I want to enjoy the twirls and whirls of our daughter’s dance, the joy of our son trying out the new-upcycled go-kart he and Mr Yang built (and crashing it and then being OK again thanks to the magic of bandaids and hugs), and the antics of our puppy Ruffus who will turn one this week (and hopefully stop chewing everything in sight quite so much).

Things will always get crazy busy, but we make things stressful by not savouring the cray cray.

We create drama and kill our joy by not being in the moment of craziness, sitting with it, laughing at it, and knowing the truth of that zen saying – this too shall pass (even the US election, and please Universe, Donald Trump).

So Happy Cray Cray. See you on the other side.

Linking up for IBOT with Kylie and the gang and trying to be a good blogger for a change.

Namaste sign off_edited-1

Kathy X 

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20 Comments on “Crazy Busy”

  1. writeofthemiddle

    I’ve noticed you missing Kathy because I enjoy reading your posts. Completely understand the need to pull back now and then though. I do it myself! Congratulations to your daughter! Those dance photographs of her are so beautiful! Congrats on all your anniversaries. It doesn’t matter if you don’t post about them, they are there in your heart. Take care of yourself during all the cray cray! xo

  2. Emily

    Good to have you back! And I hear you. So much cray cray in the world at the moment. (And not just the busy kind!) I don’t even know the name of the winning horse – does that make me unAustralian? #teamIBOT

  3. Mystery Case

    It’s such a crazy time of year. We are in the thick of exams with our three girls (yr 9, 11 & 12) and wouldn’t mind finding the pause button. Just don’t want to think about Christmas. Hubby heads to sea for a month soon and he is back briefly over Christmas and off again. I kind of want to cancel Christmas and just do nothing during that time. Of course the rest of the house have other ideas.

    1. Kathy Kruger

      That is very busy and stressful for you – you poor thing doing it on your own supporting the girls – especially the Year 12 final exams and all the graduation events etc. I hope you get that pause you need – even if you can just find snatches to recharge the batteries.

  4. hugzillablog

    LOL I noticed you’d been quiet but figured that life had gotten in the way. Congrats on getting through all that and congrats to Miss Yin on her award. I’ve seen some of the pics and video you have posted and it doesn’t surprise me in the least – she is an incredibly talented young woman.

    1. Kathy Kruger

      Thanks for the lovely comment Melissa – it is sort of scary wondering what we should do to help her make it in a dance career – so competitive. But it is great to see her confidence and enjoying herself.

    1. Kathy Kruger

      Thanks Nicole – we’re lucky they take these photos at the dance rehearsals as they always turn out really nice. Glad to be back and hopefully a bit more active again.

    1. Kathy Kruger

      We always go to Brunswick Heads for the last week of November so I shouldn’t complain Jodi – but October this year has felt really busy – I guess the new job for me has also contributed, even though I’m working fewer hours it is a new routine and I’ve been teaching more yoga. Hope you enjoy the end of school, end of year festivities.

  5. Renee Wilson

    I can feel the happy buzz in your words, Kathy 🙂 My goodness, how beautiful is your daughter? She must fill your heart with pride. What an elegant little dancer and so talented. Wow, wow, wow!

    1. Kathy Kruger

      The concert really reaffirmed her talent and she was really confident, which was great as she has struggled with confidence. The next test for her will be the Queensland Ballet Summer School in January to see if she really wants to pursue dance as a profession. Thanks Renee for your lovely comment.

  6. Cat@Life through the haze

    Goodness Kathy your daughter is a stunning dancer! I am not sure if our girls will ever get en pointe I would love to see them do it though.
    I can relate to the cray cray … life just seems to spin quicker and quicker into the cray cray these days, or maybe that is just me.

  7. Maxabella

    This time of year is MENTAL, but even more mental for some of us. I love the ‘namascray’ definition. I totally get that. I hope things continue to settle down for you, Kathy – although, look out, Christmas is coming!

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