It has been a pretty busy few days in our world. Nap times have been ignored, element all askew. We have been having a lot of out-of-the-house kind of fun (some of the best kind) and now we must deal with the repercussions of what that means for a three year old and one year old. And really, it only seems that life will slow down in spurts and phases, until our pace is peaked again with "to-do's" and events and all of that holiday energy that seems to come buzzing around this time of year. Buzz.

I have been sleepily visiting this space here for the past three or four nights...with barely enough time to scrounge up a picture or a few (very few) words in order to meet my commitment to posting daily this month. I actually fell asleep while I posted those pictures last night...and woke up just in time to post before midnight. That wasn't what I had in mind when I committed to nablopomo...I thought I might dig in and go deep and maybe I would have made a lot of different things to share in this space...but that hasn't been the case. My head has been full of different posts that come in and leave just as quickly...and some that stay but that I just don't have the openness to share. My heart has been thinking about that matter too...do I share too much? Am I comfortable with people reading bits and pieces of "me" that I usually don't let wander too far from my own protection and evaluation? My head is spinning with things that I wish I could get done for this season...and with ideas about crafts and ideas about gifts and overwhelm in the world of what to do and what to let go of...what I am capable of influencing and that which I am not. I'm trying to create simplicity and in my mind that "should" be simple... but so much from the outside sends me buzzing into complexity and clutter. Buzz.

Ahhh...thankfully I have a few of the simple things in my life that bring a bit of rest into my world.

The kind of family that fills me with laughter and makes my world a bit lighter.

Cool mornings and evenings that are FINALLY here...the ones that make my home feel so cozy and warm.

The two slices of pumpkin pie in my fridge. mmmmmmm.....

I hear one calling my name.

Rest easy dear friends.


Debbie said...

I love that picture! I hope you and the kids get to find some rest and relaxation today (and your schedule!). I love how open you are on your blog. I have gotten to know you so much better and admire you in so many more ways. Hope today stays cloudy for you, and you get to enjoy lots of cuddles with the kids!

cassie said...

brrrrrr....it is so cold up here! there is still some snow in our front yard that came down on thanksgiving night. wish you guys were here to cozy up the house! give kisses to the babes and a BIG hug to you (josh too! :)

The Kalcichs said...

I love this. I am so excited to keep in touch with you this way. I love all of your pictures and thoughts. This whole motherhood thing is crazy. I'm glad to have you as an example.

The Kalcichs said...

One more thing... There's a link to Natalie Christensen's blog on my blog under friends. I thought you might like to check it out.

daisies said...

i know that i am looking forward to december, i may not even post ...


well not every day anyway ...

hope you get some rest!!

bella said...

This posting daily has been an adventure for me too, though not exactly what I thought it might be. I hear you about pondering what it is you share here. No right answers or final conclusions, but kind of a living ever changing thing.
May you have your much needed time for rest, where the only buzzing going on inside is that of the hum of contentment.