This morning was spent in the kitchen making a yummy butternut squash soup (recipe here) to serve for dinner. Olivia did some of her school lessons at the table and is now off reading, cuddled with a kitty in her bed, in her newly painted (all except for trim around the door) purple room.
I feel for the first time in a while like sitting at the computer and blogging. I don't know really what is going on with me-I haven't been quite the same since the beach trip-it's just that there seems to be a feeling of fear associated with the simple act of sitting here in front of this screen. Fear in that each time I sit here I spend hours, somehow not having learned moderation in this department of my life. I get lost in other's lives and art and can stay there for much too long.
Fear in the knowledge that life is rushing by me at a fast clip and I simply must must must spend every second I can with my family, making wonderful memories, documenting the times.
Plus, this time of year is my favorite time with activities I LOVE like exploring a farm with friends and finding the perfect pumpkin, watching Olivia make sweet gourd people like this one, and standing barefoot in a patch of moss orlingering in the morning with a good book.I have missed blogging however, the connections made here are precious also. I will work on this problem I have with moderation and try to be more consistent. I have a few new paintings to share but my husband ran off with my camera this morning. I will be sharing those soon.
I hope all is well with you and you are just happily creating!