Friday, October 29, 2010
...and it looks like I can safely turn the radio and heat back on.
Fall. It's here. Rain. Darker days. But beauty all around as the colors change and leaves are still on the trees.
I've missed being here. At The Leaking Window... and visiting your blogs. But you know what it is like when the gas tank is way past empty and you start turning everything off in the car and try to become as aerodynamic as possible? You turn off the radio and the heat (or a/c) and hold your breath hoping you'll make it to the gas station barely making it on fumes? That's been me the past couple of days. I've had to cut back on a lot of things that in and of themselves would not drain me at all, but combined together... well, I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to the station or not. But I did. And here I am. In the process of being refueled.
Actually, it was accidental. My husband was expecting a package and it needed to be signed for delivery. He had meetings. Was I busy? Yes, I was. But he needed this package today, and so I canceled my plans and waited. And although I missed out on some fun, I have been relaxing a bit today... and feeling like I can breathe, again. And don't have to worry quite as much as about being aerodynamic.
Busier than I would like to be. It was the "perfect storm" of commitments running into one another. But the jog-a-thon and 50th anniversary party (which included a trip to Maryland) have successfully passed... and successful they were! And now it is on to those commitments I pushed to the side... which include rest... and blogging my thoughts... doing the laundry... and various other sundries. The adrenaline kept me going, but it was exhausting. I feel like I have forgotten birthdays and friendships and let people down... but that is still the exhaustion talking. Deep breath. No condemnation. New day. New mercies.
Well, I certainly do have a lot to recount from the past week, but that will wait for another post. Especially the jog-a-thon. Especially the anniversary party. And I am very excited to show you a little project I worked on during the flights to and from Maryland, but that will wait, too. Right now, I need to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer. I need to take a couple more deep breaths... and it looks like I can safely turn the radio and heat back on.