I've come to realize that as long as I have appointments for things, I deal with the chaos a lot better. Though some of the outcomes are unknown, at least I know the expected time of arrival. Or dismissal, as each task is handled and either dismissed or dealt with in an orderly manner.
And this is random, but juggling unknown events reminds me of giving birth. When pregnant, we never really know when or how the baby will decide to come out. I feel very much the same way with managing home improvement projects. I'm allowed to use that analogy because I've done both.
But hey, what about that crazy weather last night. One minute it was raining, the next it was snowing and we got about an inch in 15 minutes. Our lives were on hold until this morning and we discovered the only indication there was a problem is the leftover snow on the grass. The roads were fine, my oldest headed off to school on time.
Today is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras. I think I already fulled the fat part, because the last two nights my youngest daughter's friend was over and made chocolate chip cookies. She was here last night because the weather suddenly dictated driving her home may not be a great idea, so she made cookies. There really is something to be said for the comfort of a really good cookie.
My crisis this morning is I noticed my espresso isn't very hot, it's just warm. I think perhaps there is something wrong with my espresso maker. Another life and death issue to deal with. This is my morning coffee we're talking about. Isn't that always the way?