just a moment of catching my breath. . .
life has felt very hectic lately. events, guests, big changes in second half of baby's first year, workplace demands, beginning of the holiday season, late night conversations & music jams. the blog has been on the back burner, unfortunately. baby's nap times are generally committed to my job, which leaves late night and weekends for everything else.
i am trying to squeeze in time for art & craft, among loads of laundry, shuttling back and forth to commitments, sweeping the floors, cooking, cooking, and, oh, cooking. the leaves are up to our knees, and as usual, the spring garden is still a theory. all is mostly joyous, with a little bit of sharp edged stress thrown in, my creative impulses often slipping away like wet noodles.
but i also feel driven, and the creative impulses are strong, which i find exciting.
samhain, the ancient celtic new year, has not passed in a day. i am still processing endings, looking toward beginnings. a new year is dawning; it's time to evaluate what has come to pass.
* it is just over a year that i've lived in this house in the trees and the hills.
* this past year the baby inside me has become a person in the world.
* my baby daughter is a beautiful blossoming sixth grader.
* dan and i celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and our 15 year courtship anniversary.
* george bush is no longer president
it's been a monumental year, and as i look down the path of the new year, i see a wide trail and lots of possibility. this is a good feeling.
i would love to hear from anyone (anyone out there?) reading this blog: something that has come to pass this last year. and if you feel like it, another thing that may be dawning.
may your samhain -- and your autumn -- be warm, delicious and blessed.