Hello my dears! Firstly, I want to say thanks for being so understanding about the missing Send-Off last weekend. And thank you to everyone who left a Love List. I read them on my iphone as they trickled in all weekend, and each one was a little sparkle of joy during an otherwise somber time. So thank you all.
And now, hooray for another weekend!
Le Love List
This is going to be a list of anticipations, as I’ve been doing a lot of day-dreaming lately. But first I just want to say that I am so very grateful for the recent opportunities I’ve been granted. The past few months have been hard as hell but I wouldn’t trade them for the world, and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for this fortune I’ve had professionally. However, writing a book is a big job, and writing two books is a monstrous undertaking, and writing two books simultaneously while maintaining a blog and acting as primary caretaker/full-time mommy to one very spirited and rambunctious baby boy and playing head chef and housekeeper and dog walker and dog-food-maker and . . . well, you get the picture. The truth is that I’ve spread myself too thin (as I am wont to do, I’m working on that) and I’m very, very much looking forward to the simpler summer days that lie ahead (just a few more weeks . . . ). So with that said,
1. Getting Back to Blogging. It’s been slow around here, and I can’t wait to pick up the pace again. I’m looking forward to garden updates and FarMar photos and recipes and sharing tips and tricks and so much more. I’m so excited to begin posting 4-5 times/week again. I miss you guys!
2. Having My Nights Back. These days I put Waits to bed and immediately begin working, and continue working way into the wee hours of the morning. When all this madness is over I’ll regain that chunk of time, and I’m going to make sure I spend it nurturing and recharging. Wine in the bathtub. Hot tea and trashy novels. Crafting. Toenail painting. BRING. IT. ON.
3) Being Better For Those I Love. It’s hard to live up to my impossibly high standards for myself, but it’s even harder when I’m under so much pressure and my mind is so distracted. It hurts my heart to know that I’m missing important, irreplaceable moments with my son. So more than anything, I’m looking forward to being able to focus on being the best “me” that I can be, for my family. My boys love me and forgive me my flaws, but they shouldn’t have to. In all this craziness the greatest lesson that I have learned is about what really matters. Sometimes I can be dense, you see, and I have to learn the hard way. Success is seductive especially for a workhorse like me. But being a good person, though much less easily measured, is infinitely more important. And I’m looking forward to getting back to doing that work.
Alright guys, now it’s your turn! What do you love this week?
My darlings, this happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, please introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!