Tomorrow is David’s dad’s birthday. We went over to his parents’ home to lend a helping hand with the set up for lunch tomorrow. We arrived early and hadn’t expected that we would achieve what we did so quickly.
We were able to help knock over a few other round-the-house and down-the-shops kind of jobs. We helped out as best we could. Sometimes we don’t even know if we are helping or are a hindrance.
Helping out in someone else’s house is always tricky. Everyone has their own way of doing things, spots where they keep things, and unless you know where things go or are… it feels like you spend half the time asking, “Where is this? Where does this go? What would you like me to do with this?”
Is that us worrying too much about getting it right? Who knows! Everyone reacts differently and we just do what feels right and comfortable with us. We have to keep in mind that it is about the intention not about the act in itself sometimes. (e.g. you think about buying a gift for someone’s birthday, you buy a gift but it’s not exactly what that person ended up wanting, don’t kick yourself over getting it wrong. Pat yourself on the back for getting it right with the intention).
We’ve learnt to let things go and so that is how we live every day. Today is just today. Tomorrow is another day.
Summary of January 16
Le managed to finish a book in 2 days so that was quite a feat. David is in the midst of attacking his book too, so we will be well on target for our (“at-least”-2-a-month) target.
On previous family luncheons, we would have the dining table laid out in the kitchen eating area. Today, we suggested moving it into the formal dining area and extending it a little into the lounge area. It certainly was a different way to configure the room and the lunch seating and hopefully one that makes sense. Let’s see tomorrow how it all goes!