Monday, November 30, 2015

Hello there, friend,

I was hoping for a gentle start to the week, but today is chaos. Five days off of our regular routine has us spiraling through the Monday routine. Add in multiple middle of the night wake-up calls, and it's a bit of a disaster. But my husband just walked out the door and my daughter hopped on the school bus. My son is quiet in the other room (for now) and I am trying to figure out all of what I have to get done today: multiple work projects, grocery shopping, some exercise, maybe a nap. And, if I can make it through all of that, I have plans to be out shooting my camera during golden hour -- a light at the end of the tunnel!

I enjoyed my time off from posting here, mostly because it gave me the chance to process some things in my head rather than trying to articulate them in writing. I spent an entire car trip thinking, something I haven't done in a long time (mostly because long-term quiet is hard to come by!), and it was good for me. I needed some head space to work through things.

But I missed connecting with you! And I'm happy to be back here, as we start tiptoeing through this holiday season. I want to embrace the spirit of it all, but also keep it simple. I want to connect, be together, and do less. Let's see how that goes.