When it all happens at once

I have a guest at my house for the next few days. He is here to consult with our clients today and to give a 2-day workshop this coming weekend.

I wake up this morning and my thermostat reads 59°F. I have to get someone here to fix the heater.

My 17 year old son’s car isn’t working. It isn’t the battery or the alternator. The power is definitely draining the battery, but the auto shop can’t figure out where it’s coming from. They’ve had the car for 3 days. My son needs to be at off-ice hockey practice right after school, then to Actor’s Gym, then to on-ice hockey practice, back to back to back as each thing overlaps just a little bit.

I have places to go, errands to run, people to see.

No time to worry, get anxious, or freak out. Time to use one of the 5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age: when the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off. 
Start.

I turned on the oven to heat up the kitchen and did a shorter version of my morning bathroom routine.
I finished my meditations. All of them. This was not the place to cut anything.
I went through a shorter physical exercise routine. I know where to cut and where not to.
I reached out to everyone involved to get the heater fixed. They’re on it.
I reached out to my boyfriend who’s day is also altered by my day’s alterations.
I started making breakfast, lunch, and dinner, using 2 burners and a hot water kettle. This takes an hour.
My guest is still asleep.
My son gets a ride to school, thank God (but I was totally prepared to take him just in case).
I eat breakfast.
I blog (here I am).
I will walk the dog in a moment and take a moment before ironing out the rest of the day. I’ll talk to my boyfriend to help talk it through (I am not alone), and also find out when to expect the heater guys.

This is life. I’m prepared for it.

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