what's real right now is that simplicity [freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts] is escaping me. even the smallest of tasks seems to add a layer of difficulty that overwhelms me. when my piles are too much for the dining room table, I move everything to our bed, so piles can be made and dismantled one piece at a time.
what's real right now is mark and I are being challenged by work stress invading every corner of our lives. too much to do, unhappy career paths, travel, and lack of connection describe what we are facing right now. not sure how to help, guilt about spending without contributing much financially, and concern about health are lifted up daily.
what's real right now is connor is loving life in a big way. third grade is treating him well. he's growing taller each day, which is helping him reach his goal to be taller than mom...just like his brother. he finished his first soccer season on saturday; he questions everything (more than once if necessary); and wants to play the Xbox 360 24-7.
what's real right now is spencer is playing an awesome eighth grade season of football. kick off kicker, offense, and defense are keeping him challenged. he's getting more invitations to be with good friends, which makes me miss him when he's away. he's a leader, a loyal friend, and sensitive son.
what's real right now is our fall colors are beginning to shine. my favorite trees are the ones that are split down the middle with green on one side and color on the other. it's as if the tree can't decide whether to stay in summer or venture into fall.
what's real right now is I would love to finish knitting my traveling woman, make a whole pile of cards, and begin a stitch project, but I just can't make the time. I'm missing this creative space and regular contact with all of you. each time I consider taking off the ability to comment (because I'm not sure when I can reciprocate your kindness), I remember the friendships that have been formed and wouldn't want to miss out on the blessing of you!
what's real right now is my 25th High School Class reunion is this coming weekend, and I'm obsessing over an outfit that looks like "me" and if the "me" that they see will be enough?
:: this post inspired by the creativity and originality of ali edwards. ::