One of our latest necklace creations...actually Audrey designed this one 100% by herself. She's got promise that one.
By all accounts, there are any number of reasons that this weekend should have been "perfect" -- we had a picnic at the Performing Arts Center while taking in (free!) live performances by The Orbans and Destry on Thursday, it (finally) rained, we reveled in the distinct feeling of autumn swirling around us as we walked down the block Friday evening to have dinner at our friends' house, Audrey and I had a great mother/daughter "date" on Saturday, we took the girlies to a festive fall carnival later that evening where we rode rides and played games and partook in general merrymaking...
All good yes??
But somehow, amidst the goodness, I felt distinctly off my game. I can't pinpoint the exact cause, but there's a distinct "chasing my tail" thing happening right now that might be at the root. Now I should note that typically I'm not a fan of talking about being "busy" or "overwhelmed". I think the more people talk about it the more that state of being becomes a sort of badge of honor. It's not a good thing. But (here goes) friends... I am busy and feeling a bit overwhelmed. No matter how many items I scratch off the to-do list, it seems to keep growing longer. I feel like I'm always frantically racing and doing everything sort of (pardon the vulgarity) half-assed. But most of all, I'm frustrated with myself for letting it get like this...I tend to think most of the stress is due to my inability to say "no", so I firmly take responsibility for my current state.
But admission is progress, yes? I know it's time to say "uncle" and embrace the lazy a bit...that's the plan at least. We'll see how it goes.