Today rain falls softly outside while a cool breeze wafts through the open windows. The children donned rain boots and coats this morning on their way to school. I've wrapped a shawl around my shoulders while my discarded rain boots dry in the mudroom. There is music in the house, a girlie who finally feels better after our first and last? cold of the season, reads books to herself by my feet.
I've been pondering the fine line between forward thinking/goal tending versus living in the moment. There must be a balance somewhere right? A place where they meet? A connection between "being in the moment" and "planning ahead" amidst it all. I hope there is...please say there is!
We've been warming meals in the kitchen. Beans on the stove. Zucchini muffins hot from the oven made from a huge zucchini brought from school. There's an assembly line of lunches made in the kitchen each morning. We are in it. The midst of it.
I'm attempting something new in my studio. Clearing everything out and only keeping that which I LOVE. It's a bit terrifying. Disheartening as I realize all the waste. Ultimately, this fits more with my current buying style. Only bringing home what we need or LOVE. Nothing else. Yarn, of course, seems to be my downfall...I'm working on that. Especially since bags of perfectly good yarn will head to the handwork teacher at the children's school. pang goes my heart. Letting go is tough but liberating none the less. Already, in my studio, there is space. Places for just what I LOVE. More space to create without the excess. The knitting, sewing, crafting books are next. watch out cuz I'm on fire-ah!
The last of the tomatoes in our garden will need to be harvested. The yard mulched and prepared for colder weather. Today is luring us into Fall, I can feel it. Though it may warm again, I know that Fall is finally approaching. I'm pretty happy about that.
My girlie and I will push up our sleeves and get back to work when I press post. I just didn't want another day to go by without checking in.
What's on your mind today?