Wow. Talk about a hiatus.
I never intended to abandon this ever but it would appear that my life has been insane for the last YEAR!
First of all, we made it through a pandemic. Slaps on the back and fist bumps all around. Wow was that a season.
Second of all, despite what it otherwise appears, I think about writing all the time. Most of the last year if I had a chance to breathe, I was writing old school (notebook and pen in-between homeschooling et al) or thinking about what I wanted to write if I could ever get back into a routine.
For some reason, I always feel drawn back into writing in the fall. Perhaps as it is a season of change and being cozy and all. You would think I would write more in summer but the truth is I READ more in summer. Voraciously so, though this sadly takes a nosedive when school begins as my full library bag of 6 unread books can tell you.
Now that school is back in session it takes a few weeks to get into a good routine with my personal balance (working out, reading, showering…ha!) and balancing the kids and household stuff. I feel like even on week 2 over here I’m struggling to balance the new schedule. Thankfully, I think the kids probably assume I have it all together, except when I rage clean or make them clean because I can’t handle a dirty house AND not getting anything else done.
I feel like the Husband and I just got shunted right out of summer and back into our usual busy roles. He as a overloaded partner at a law firm and me as an overloaded mother/teacher.
In happy news, a grand tradition is being restored post pandemic. I have an older sister whom I love, and I have been having “Sister Weekend” with her nearly every fall since she went off to college. Well, the Big C put a stop to that for 2 years and I am happy to report in just a few weeks we are finally embarking on a sister weekend once again! Looking forward to a refreshing break with late night chats (and by late I mean 10:30pm) and lots of relaxing and good food and laughter. Time with her is always good for my soul.
I hope anyone reading this is enjoying the transition back to a fall routine.
May your week be a good one!