But I have my loves to keep me warm. And warm jackets, gloves, hats and boots, should I feel a need to venture out in it. Yesterday we did get some sunshine, although it was quite cold.
I am feeling like my time is fractured – splintered – little shards of it scattered here and there, but none of it together enough to actually get much done. Some of that feeling is simply a result of the way things are here now. Some of it is despite my frequent proclamations that it bothers me not at all that I am not so productive, especially in the housework arena, it does bother me. Not immediately, but slowly by slowly the guilt creeps in. And then there are those beads in my craft/back/Kathryn’s bedroom, waiting for my attention. Waiting for a glimmer of creativity to burst out.
Not to mention the sweater that my son will not be getting for Christmas this year, because too often I lost my focus and made mistakes – the kind that glare, not the kind that can be called a pattern. Or a point of interest. Or a feature. Too often I had to start all over. The good thing is it should be done for next winter. Assuming the creek does not rise.
Too many things undone. I feel a need to reorganize. I think I may have to take a bloggy break, or at least a bloggy slowdown. I know the words will not be contained completely, I know that little niggly ideas will creep into my brain and then begin the push to be released, to be put down on digital paper, to be shared. Perhaps just a little less often. Perhaps this little slowdown will include less reading of blogs also, or less commenting. It does not mean I’m banishing any of you from my thoughts or my life. I just might visit a bit less often.
I think this is not just me this is happening to. Perhaps it is the season, the busy-ness of the season, but I have noticed several of you bloggers that I follow have fallen silent. Have been posting less frequently. Life has a habit of getting in the way sometimes, doesn’t it?
So, until we visit again (which could be tomorrow or next week), I wish you all enough.
In the meantime, some of the pictures from the sunny yesterday and the windy, snowy today. Clicking on any picture will start a full-size slide show.