Thursday, November 5, 2009

Seasons Change


I am not sure if I have ever in my life felt as pulled in so many directions as I do right now. I feel like tree limbs propelled from my center. Possibly it is because they are mostly GOOD directions, which makes it hard to cut off any of the limbs. If I am not here very much, or checking in with you very much, it is because I am in a season of pruning and reshaping. And there is the coming holiday busyness to attend to as well. The happy hustle and bustle that always seems to be accompanied by a bit of stress. I am hoping, to get back to taking some more pictures, getting some order in my house and attacking some long back-logged projects. Wordless Wednesdays seem to have mostly been lost around here. And sometimes it is so good to be QUIET. I might even indulge in another book or two, because reading is addictive for me and I think I might be on the verge of a winter binge.

Or, it's quite possible that I will be standing at my sink with a backache because ::sniff::sniff:: my dishwasher has gone on strike and there isn't any "dishwasher account" at the moment. Boy, if I felt like I never left the kitchen before......

Well, I do leave. It's just to do the laundry.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

Sorry to hear about your dishwasher.Isn't it tough after having one for awhile? Back to the good old days when we were kids!!

Artfulife said...

It's good to be still, nothing wrong with that. I'm not going to be posting as frequently as usual until after the holidays. Just a little too much going on right now. Sometimes life is just too exciting and busy to take a break from to share with others. We'll still be here when you are ready to share :)

nicola@which name? said...

elissa,
your blog looks great! i understand the feeling well. and about the dishwasher...try freecycle. or craigslist (free section). i am serious. i see dishwashers often. or try FIY.com (i think that is right) for directions on how to fix it yourself. worked for us and our washing machine.
love your tree metaphor.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Sonja said...

aw, I totally understand that feeling. Make sure you take a few moments each day to breathe deep so you don't get too overwhelmed.

Feather said...

oh, poop! what will i do without a daily dose of birch? well, do what's best for you. and wear rubber gloves and moisturize often!

btw, i would so walk over for coffee in the morning!

likeschocolate said...

It is hard to find balance when there is so many good choices. That is my life too as a mother to three boys. Love the tree! Have a great weekend.

julie (jane's apron) said...

That's a gorgeous picture...pretty leaves and happy kids. I hear you on the change of seasons and being pulled in lots of directions...it's always a tough one even as your kids get older.

beemahoney said...

Never had a dishwasher (fantasize about it some days..you know) but can't imagine being without one if I ever had one. Honestly, my days at the sink, and the path that is ever worn into my flooring from such, bring me comfort? oh that sounds crazy. I get it with the tree too - I look out and see paint brushes with the locusts, and some grumpy old men with the walnuts, but in those Norway Maples I have, like yours, I feel myself. With a lot more arms than were given me. love love