It has been a crazy couple of months. Normally this is by far my FAVORITE time of year. From the preparations for Halloween to the preparing of the feast. One minute eating turkey the next minute setting up the Christmas tree. Then there is the bringing of the spirit of each of these holidays into my home. The pumpkins. The smell of baking. The fall color palette. Then the decking of the halls. Oh and then there is the traditions, old and new in each nook and cranny of each holiday.
Here I am it is almost Thanksgiving and I feel I have already missed something.
Instead of my days being dotted with fun traditions here and time with my kids spent there, it has been ruled and determined by deadlines. Some completely worthy and necessary, but most (inserts ashamed face here) are of my own doing with no real value or necessity.
If you had a peek into my head the last month or so it would have looked a little like this...
project needed to post about for tomorrow...ooh this will be a fun idea...I will sew this and this and THIS...what is that smell...have I done the laundry...will have to wait I need to sew...this looks like crap...my head hurts...what time is it...2 AM...what if I glue it on...do i have something to post for tomorrow...oh shoot recipe thursday is tomorrow...what have I cooked....do I still cook...my throat hurts...has the tv been on all day...poor little men...tomorrow will be different...look at that great project so and so did...she is amazing...i bet her house is still clean...ugh cleaning....have i done that in awhile...poor hubby asked me to sew that button on...i sewed an apron instead...why am I coughing now...oh little man sounds sick...I will hold him until he sleeps....must sew while he sleeps...ah sleep do I do that...have to do the tutorial during the day...the light is better for pictures...shoot it is raining today...this picture looks yucks...this project I came up with is pretty cool...people will love it...won't they...uh maybe not as much as I thought...oh well next project I am sure...i am out of ideas...i am out of money...my head still hurts...my cough is worse...ugh I have a project due in 2 days...what was that noise...why does littlest man always cry as I go to the sewing machine...because he hates this thing...cause I sew too much...bad mom...what does mono feel like...I think i need to take a break...what will people say if I take a break...will they still be my "friend"...am I going crazy...am I already crazy...all I really want to do is go and cuddle with my boys...but I have to sew or come up with a project...but do I....
And the answer my friends...the one I finally came to today...is No, no I don't have to sew or come up with a project today. Today and for the next several days I am going to STOP, enjoy, and mend myself and cuddle with my family.
So have a great Thanksgiving, enjoy your family and friends. I will be absent until after Thanksgiving...undecided until when. I DO NOT want to spend Christmas with mono or pneumonia or with my little men thinking their mom has a sewing machine for a head.
Love you all. Hope you are patient with me and don't mind my mini break.