Not much happening around here these days. The girls are settled into school and that is going swimmingly well. There have been no transition issues with Claudine and she is loving school. The days are quiet because they’re both gone all day, a first. We’re establishing a new rhythm to the year with school drop offs and pick ups. The busy-ness of the season hasn’t quite hit yet, but there is all this pressure already to prepare for the holidays. I’m doing my best to ignore it at the moment. Trying to squeeze in Fall activities like apple picking even if the weather still doesn’t feel much like Fall.
I’ve proven my theory that no matter how much time I set aside for personal projects by consciously controlling the amount of paid work that I take on, the space fills itself with other stuff – domestic chores, parenting, obsessively looking for a new dining table – you know, life stuff (sort of like your income, yes? Your spending rises and falls commensurate to how much you make). How many times have I said to myself, “If I only had a few free weeks”? And yet, here I am with a few free weeks…and I feel more pressed for time than ever.