In December 2007, a terrific ice storm hit our area (ok, the area where we USED to live). We lost power for several days (did you know that if the indoor temperature of your house is 44 deg. F, goldfish will NOT survive), but fortunately everyone was okay. The aftermath was magnificent - ice encased branches and limbs that sparkled like diamonds in the sunlight. And COLD... wicked cold. This year, it's a bit of a different story...now that we live in a desert! Though it did get a bit nippy today, it only hit about 57 (ha ha ha ha ha ha.....)!
My subjugation to the superwoman myth began in 1991 when I started my career in nuclear power as a young engineer. I met my Prince Charming and in 1994 became his wife. A few years later we had two sons, who are now ages 12 and 10. I work full time in the nuclear industry...and I chase the dream of finding balance one day!
Entropy is a concept in physics and thermodynamics that is essentially the measure of randomness and disorder within a system. Any state of order is actually a state of unequal distribution, and is virtually certain to randomize as time passes. As an isolated system tends towards equilibrium, entropy increases; thus, it is the tendency of a system to move from a less probable (ordered) to a more probable (less ordered) state. As the amount of entropy in a system increases, the amount of free energy in that system decreases.
As I contemplated the elusiveness of the specter of equilibrium in my world (i.e., balancing family, work, friends, etc.), it suddenly occurred to me that entropy is not just the second law of thermodynamics, but the algorithm that mathematically explains the chaos of a working mother's life. The more you work for equilibrium, the greater randomness and disorder become. You don't have to understand physics or thermodynamics--you just have to be a mom to get it.
And so begins my entry into blogworld. Somewhere to place those random entropic thoughts of mine, as I try to make sense of my chaotic existence. And yet, despite it all, there is a divine plan for my very being. I've chosen a path, not really knowing where it will take me, but trusting that God will show me the way. (October 26, 2008)