My One Little Word for this year is really 3: Ready...Steady...Go.
I've been doing well with Ready: keeping my eye on things as they develop in my family, in my classroom, in the world, and being better prepared for things not to be 100% rosy.
And Go has always been a strong point for me--I prefer to be Ready before I Go, but I can get Going even if I'm not quite Ready. In fact I'm a little notorious for Going before all the possible research and analysis has been Ready. There are models which call people like me "Drivers."
The tricky word for me is the middle one: Steady. With that word I was trying to remind myself of two opposing grips (which may explain the challenge I'm having).
How, you may be asking, is all this introspection related to Burma-Shave?
Well, I'd been holding firmly to the idea that my congregation's bazaar will happen this year on a new date the way it always has--with only my smallest contribution of effort. Good and steady, Heidi. But when a gust of request came from the new bazaar chair for some Burma-Shave style rhyming advertisements, I was holding loosely enough to reach for that fun challenge--which is why I spent time this week writing, formatting and printing 100 pages of Burma-Shave jingles instead of writing a blog post in good time.
Here are a few of them. Try not to think how much time I spent tracking down a Burma-Shave font (for which I then paid real money).
The peaceful roundup this week is hosted by Michelle at Today's Little Ditty.