Busy. Busy. Busy.

It’s Monday.  I know what you’re thinking.  Busy week ahead!

Someone will ask you today, “How have you been?”

You will answer, “You know, just busy, busy!”

Kris and I recently had this discussion about how often we answer people with, “Man, busy burning holes in the skies.”  (Okay, he answers that way, I don’t.)  I answer, “Just staying busy with three kids!”

We talked about how socially acceptable it is to make sure people know you’re busy.   Kris commented, “You never hear anyone respond, ‘Man, I’ve got too much money and too many friends!’ or ‘I’m resting and taking it easy every chance I get!’”  It’s also uncommon to hear, “Just trying to spend as much time as I can with the people in my life.”  Or, “Enjoying time with the Father and growing closer to Him!”

Instead, we say we’re busy.

Many of us are busy.  Too busy.  Others of us, me included, equate busy with things we should be embarrassed about.  Especially considering modern day conveniences.  Remember, my dishwasher washes my dishes, unlike Big Mama who uses her hands.  I know, right?  And, I have this really cool thing that I can throw my wet, clean clothes in and just walk away.  One hour later?  They are dry!

When I’m burnin’ slap up in my house, I turn on this little unit thingy that blows cold air!  Oh, and I don’t need to go chop wood.  I turn on a switch and voila! I have a fire! 

What is that John Henry?  You want to know how fast a Cheetah can run?  Well, let’s go to the local library and look it up!  Um, no.  Thank you, World Wide Web. 

Want to cook some eggs, Big Mama?  You don’t have to go the chicken coop any more.  Let me take you to Piggly Wiggly.  Although, your eggs from the chicken coop were much healthier, I am certain.

My Anna needs a new dress to wear.  Let me run to the market and pick up material, so I can get started making her one.  Or, I don’t leave my warm home, and I order not one, but three new dresses from OldNavy.com, and guess what?  They ship them to me! 

I really don’t know busy.  Not the kind of busy mothers knew generations before me.

I am spoiled. 

I wonder what Big Mama thinks when I say I’m busy?    

Oh, and a cheetah can run 70 miles an hour.  I know.  I just Googled it.

Okay.  Gotta run.  Busy day ahead.

12 Comments

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12 responses to “Busy. Busy. Busy.

  1. Angela

    When you put it to me like this Dusty Girl, I’m not truly busy. Thanks for the reminders of how easy we have things compared to my grandparents. Have a fantastic and busy day!!!!

  2. Mom

    Okay Dusty Leigh, you got me on that one….. I think I use that ALL the time….I think I’m BUSY ALL the time…. but just realizing just how blessed we truly are… I don’t have to make my clothes,(however, do you remember the dresses I use to make you) 🙂 I know it’s just a habit we get in to. So I want to start today, a new habit, ( it takes 28 days for that, I was told) I want to replace busy with “Just trying to spend as much time as I can with the people in my life.” and, “Enjoying time with the Father and growing closer to Him!”
    I love that! Thank you so much for reminding me & teaching me this today! I love you more than to the sky & back~

    • Dusty Takle

      I really don’t think we need to relive the dresses you made for me. Although, I would love to see those pictures. And, perhaps, my readers would enjoy them 🙂 And, I love you more!

  3. That was soooooo, soooo Good!! Busy, really doesn’t look good on us, we are not approachable to others if we have that label! If i was going to call someone when heartbroken, or distraught, I would not choose a busy person, I would want someone that is settled down, ya know? This is a great reminder of reevaluating our lives, beginning to see what is ours and what isn’t, and “stop and smell the roses”!! Love this blog, love you! And Barbara Goss, you are PRICELESS!! Want to see a pix of the dresses, plz? lol

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  5. marla

    I thought I was busy. It seemed that way. hmmmm… My mom had 5 of us, and she did make our clothes…and cook REAL meals every night. She was truly busy!

  6. Darlene

    You know, in the blog itself and also the comments, God spoke loud and clear. I have wondered and prayed as to WHY He chose to make it where I could not work any more. Where I am home more than able to be out and about. Not because I was so busy, per se, but so that I would be AVAILABLE. For HIS people. For Him.

  7. The one thing I heard when I was going to start homeschool was “you will be busier than you have ever been”…..uh, no thank you. I have found that I could fill our days with all sorts of stuff from lessons to coops to just get togethers. But it has been the best blessing to do nothing. To actively say “No”. Finish school and just be home. The kids have bonded together, I have bonded even more with them and there is this sweet rhythm to the home where you “hear” the undercurrents of family – you know – the quiet whispers that I am sure are from the Father. So addictive that it becomes easier and easier to just be here 🙂

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