Ha! Like I ever do anything but ramble. :P
*I've been in a bit of a funk lately. You know, the kind where there is seemingly nothing identifiably wrong. Life is honestly okay. And yet there's this feeling of bad-mood pervading your days. You try to hide it because it seems so utterly ridiculous to feel this way to start with.
Well, I think I found the current source. I think it's the coming of fall. Yep, I've grown to have a love/hate relationship with fall. It used to be purely a love relationship. And still there's really only one thing I don't like about fall...but it's such a *huge* thing that it has seeped in and contaminated everything. Back-to-school.
I hate that Max is gone all day. I hate the hecticness of having to juggle the demands of public school (Max) and our at-home school (Gray) and our partially at-home school/partially community college system of school (Annie). I hate packing lunches (yeah, how lame is that--but I do). I hate how much homework Max gets (though at least homework here at his new school seems of a much more useful variety than the stupid busywork he often got at his old school).
Thing is, once we get started and get in the swing of things again, all will be fine. I know that. Giving up the more carefree days of summer with all their wonderful flexibility is just hard. And realizing what the hell it was that was unconsciously eating at me has allowed me to just face it head on and banish this funkish mood.
*Speaking of fall, it's almost time for Carl's RIP challenge again!!! I want to make the absolute most of it this year. (Of course, I'm pretty sure I think that every year and then life gets in the way.) But an effort will be made to get the decorations up and to bake lots of "autumn" treats and to drink lots of apple cider and especially to read lots of spooky books!
*It's already past time, really, to start making Christmas gifts. I've been making a list of all the things I'd *like* to make for people. Of course, time, or lack thereof, always means this list gets whittled down to about a tenth the size it starts at. I'd love to share some of the things I'm hoping to get made, but I never know who might decide to pop in here. I did buy fabric to make the kiddos' pjs for this year. (They always get pjs, so I'm ruining no surprise in the unlikely event one of them would decide to read this.) And I'm pretty sure I'm going to make one of these again. Bacon loved the last one to pieces. Literally.
Okay, you're saved any more of my rambling, because my darling husband is ready--we're heading off to walk. Yes, Lu, I'm still headed your way. And I think I'm making a little better time now. :)
Have a super fantastic weekend everyone!!!!