morning play cereal and instagram (sigh) licking a pumpkin stem post voting stroll licking a spatula little helper early day's end first warm cocoa snow
My rhythm has been off this week. Life is good, I just have felt off balance and can't quite find the right pace. I haven't slept well and my mind is busy. I'm blaming the time change and election excitement, but I'm not sure that's really it.
Teaching in the evening is requiring a little more motivation now that the days are short and the air is cold. In the summer leaving the house for the city at 6PM feels liberating, a treat... now it's dark and I'd rather get in my jammies and curl up by the fire. Big Smith has been working hard and long hours. He comes home buzzing with energy and ready to chat, and I am exhausted and can barely feign interest. It's the reverse of our usual roles, where I am desperate for adult conversation and he just wants to chill after a long day.
I have a giant backlog of projects that I'd like to tackle and haven't made progress on any of them. I know I have a long winter ahead of me and plenty of time, but my internal clock is frantic. I'm not really sure why. I think my writing here on the blog has also been a little aimless. I'm working on it, maybe you didn't notice (don't tell me if you did- I'm in no mood for honesty!).
On the other hand, Little Smith is more fun than ever. He is finding new words each day and always makes me laugh exactly when I really need to. I think two is actually going to be a great age. I may be deluding myself- but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
This week-end should be relaxing, we don't have much planned and that's just exactly the way I want it. A couple of days to hang out with my guys and just recharge. Happy Friday!