August: Slowing Down for a Bit
I may slow down with posts for a little while. I am just not bouncing back after I get tired these days and I am sure it's a combination of being busy in home, busy with family and the new schedule. I hate to admit that it's knocked me for a loop this getting up twice a week early but combined with poor sleep, it's just hard and that's truth. I find the older I get the less able to sleep I am especially if I know that an alarm is going to sound off. As well, the lack of proper time alone to restore has been of consequence. I am grasping at family times as often as I can because I know this is a very short season. After all, I have three children starting school this year and two starting school next year. Childhood is a fleeting time anyway, and when it comes to grandchildren it seems to go four times as fast.
I find that with tiredness comes a lack of inspiration, difficulty in thinking and organization and just a general malaise. I've pushed pretty hard this year overall and I guess I just need a period of rest. I'll have a few posts up in the coming weeks but not six a week as I've have done over the last several months.
I have several topics I want to write about but because I'm tired, I stare at the blurb I wrote down to remind me and it goes no further. That is not typical of me. I was approached yesterday by the leader of the Christian Writer's group at church and I declined to rejoin the class for the coming semester. I just need to get my feet under me with this change in schedule. I want to finish off current projects. My house has been slightly off since July, because I never seem to be quite up to mark on my basic stuff lately. Add in meals and visits and necessary outings and writing and I feel mostly overwhelmed and a lot run down. I wish I were super woman but I am certainly not! I have to give up something. So I'm going to start with easing up on myself for the rest of August and just taking it lightly.
I plan to take time out to do some creative projects and hopefully take a few naps, lol, and generally try to fire up my inspiration for posts once more as I work. I want to better gather my thoughts based on the copious notes I made at the end of July and get a full grasp on all that is ahead and what it is likely to require of me.
I had Taylor and Katie here on Saturday. Let me tell you that little Miss can keep a Gramma busy. She loves to plunder in things and there's plenty of fresh places to explore here, so she kept me on my toes removing things that were potential danger (don't we see MORE of those as we get older?) and allowed her to explore some things that perhaps her mom wouldn't have, but she came to no harm with Gramma watching closely over her.
I let her raid my dresser drawer of ALL my bangle bracelets. A purse rescued from the donation box was hers for the day as well. I love how she posed for me when I took her photo. We had a grand time, she and I.
I wanted to share a photo of her with you all but blogger isn't being cooperative. I will add it in later when it is feeling more like working.
I came in from church yesterday and had to bribe myself hard (#reesescupsworkwonders) to get a few things done. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon in my chair, dozing over the computer. I slept through a portion of a program I really wanted to watch. I crawled into bed early last night and slept until the early morning hours.
Anyway, just wanted to let you all know where I am and what I'm not doing, lol I will pop in during the week possibly and you can count on the two regular weekly posts at least. Now, I'm off to read a magazine and take a nap.
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