The days are getting shorter, so now we are waking up in the dark most mornings. This morning was middle school picture day, so E woke up a little earlier to shower and dry her hair before school. The morning felt rushed, but mostly because it was hard for me to get going – the girls were just fine.
We got to the garden a little later than usual and so that felt a little rushed as well. I took a few photos but all of the colorful ones were just so-so, some a little blurry. Rushed too, I guess.
The sky is really gray today, but it’s warm and dry and pleasant enough to be outside. Good running weather, especially last night. I’m faster when it’s cooler, not so sluggish on the hills, trying to beat the sunset. Rushing there, I sense a theme.
My October looks busy on paper, but I’m not exactly rushing into my to-do list full steam. I think I need to before I get overwhelmed. I have Friday off which means a long weekend, and I need it. I’m trying to incorporate the things I need to get done into our regular fall activities – there are lots of events coming up that need to be planned and executed, so I’m looking for inspiration (and simplicity) around me. My house is clean and I’ve been carting trunkloads of items to Goodwill all week long. I’m filling in the gaps with fresh flowers; they brighten up the chore of grocery shopping and then they brighten up the corners of our house as the days get shorter. Last night’s dinner was on the stove, M and I were talking in the kitchen, the girls playing Mancala in the living room, caramel apples for dessert, dark outside, bright inside, F lands a joke and we all laugh. Trying not to rush this.