Deep into February and we’ve finally gotten some snow around here. My children were excited to miss some school, and I was home sick as well so we were able to enjoy some quality time together at a slow pace.
The pace of life can really get me down sometimes, it always feels like a rush, wake up earlier than your body wants to, rush around, rush kids to school, rush to work…work all day…hurry home to start dinner, make sure kiddos have done their reading, sign school papers and folders, hurry into the shower kiddos!, bedtime routine, early to bed so that early morning wake up call isn’t such a rude awakening, and I’m staying up as late as possible to squeeze in knitting and blog reading and whatever-the-heck I want to do, only to start all over the next day.
Needless to say, when the pace slows, I’m at my happiest. I live for summer break! That string of days filled with couch snuggles and naps and reading comics with the kids and building Legos filled my heart to the brim.
I know my crafting pace is super slow these days. Some evenings I may only knit two rows. But they are two super joyful rows. I follow the pace of what I’m feeling in that moment, and if it’s only a row, that’s ok.
I’m starting a new job in March. I’m beyond thrilled – this job will not only be a promotion for me, but it will cut my work day down from 9 hours to 7. I think it is going to help with the pace of things. I’m really looking forward to this next season of life.
What do you do when the pace of life feels too fast? Any tips that help you unwind?
Now some randomness…
+ I’m obsessed with orange juice. I can’t drink enough of it all of the sudden.
+ I think the blog needs a face lift. Haven’t even started to think of how though…
+ Sewing! I haven’t unpacked my sewing machine yet, but I can’t wait to set up a little dedicated space for that. I would really like to build on my sewing skills this year.
+ I’m thinking a new cross stitch project needs to begin – maybe in early spring. I’ve got floss, patterns, and linen for multiple projects ready to go, I just need to decide which first and get started.
+ I have INTERNET at home now!! Whee!
+ Coffee – after years of taking it with cream and sugar, I woke up one morning and it tasted horrible to me. I drink it black only now. Does that make me an official grown-up?
And last but certainly not least, my super handy husband built me a yarn/craft cabinet! I have all my yarn on display now and it’s making me so happy! I’m still shuffling the shelves around and trying to get it just the way I want, but it’s so pretty to look at.
Here’s to a happy, and slow, weekend!