Yet another reason for me to want to go to London…

Did you know that there is an event going on right now in London until May 4 called “Slow Down London”? It sounds heavenly to me. Here’s a summary of what it is from the official website: “Slow Down London is a new project to inspire Londoners to improve their lives by slowing down to do things well. Slow Down London will hold a campaign and festival (24 April – 4 May 09), offering ideas and opportunities to help us challenge the cult of speed and appreciate the world around us.”

The “Cult of Speed”? Wow! I love that! I think that’s a pretty accurate description of what many of us “belong to”, don’t you?

Technically, though I work part-time, I have three jobs: the salon, teaching religious school, and teaching five group fitness classes per week (at two different health clubs, one of which is nearly 30 minutes from my house). I am the Secretary of the high school Lacrosse Club. I am a writer. Oh yeah, and I’m also a mom and a wife. I am goinggoinggoinggoinggoing at full-tilt the majority of my waking hours, so much that I actually feel guilty on the rare occasions when I have time to sit still, if there is something in the house that could or should be cleaned up, which is, frankly, most of the time.

Time flies by. It seems like only yesterday my kids were kid-lets; Jim and I suddenly have these two young MEN living in the house, and I almost don’t know how that happened.

So, London? This week? It sounds FABULOUS. I only wish I had time to go.