gosh. it is hard to believe that I haven't visited this space in so long. It is early morning here. My youngest, after having thrown up for a good portion of the wee early morning hours, is finally asleep on the couch. I am drinking much needed coffee and desperately trying to come up with a post that reconnects me to my online family. So ta-da! here it is.
I have missed being over in this space. As of late it has been hard to find several minutes to cobble together to write a full-fledged post. The moments ticking up to Thanksgiving were harder than I thought they would be. I was surprised that the absence of my mother felt raw and re-opened all over again. Loss is a funny thing and it often requires deep breaths; and then plowing on into life despite it all. Then, with the last week of November melting into Thanksgiving, then into Advent (along with everyone getting the stomach flu) I have spun myself silly with all sorts of imagined holiday merriment and busy-ness. Which quite frankly, I really don't like the spinning part, especially when my perfectionism coincides with my productivity being at an all time low.
I am vowing hence forth to not spin myself into a perfectionist frenzy -it defeats the purpose of any celebration. I love, love, love making things so I am trying to slow down long enough to give my self room for error AND time for craft. It is hard with the ever-looming deadline of December 25th, but I think I can make it to the other side. Craft, or no craft.
So note to self: give of your time and your craft, not of your spinning, feverish, holiday, crazy-making.
How are you handling the Holidays? I would love to know.
This is a series called tuesday's notes. You are welcome to write along if you want, just leave a comment with your blog address if you decide to write one and I will be sure to come say hello. These "Notes" can be notes to your self (future, past or present), notes to the rude person who cut you off in line, notes to your children, note's to your parents... I think you get the idea. Would love if you "wrote along!" xo