It has been some time since I have inhabited this space in the blogosphere. You may notice that my address has changed as I let my domain name go for now and went back to being hosted at WordPress. Debating whether or not, that name will go forward with me or am I headed for a reinvention. Either way, I appreciate those that stop by here and keep track of my musings.
As a quick re-cap, our school year has started. We have made tweaks and I feel as if we are in a good place. Of course, trying to instill some new skills within myself and the children can always pose a new set of challenges. Challenges or not, we must all keep swimming. The garden is winding down and I was successful at planting some fall greens – so a few types of kale, mustard, spinach and turnip greens are growing like weeds. I need to get my hands on some straw to put a nice covering on for the winter. The chickens are still meandering around. We have farmed out some older gals and introduced some younger girls but they are seemingly getting along. All in all, I have no complaints.
Last Friday, we had to travel to New Jersey to attend the funeral of my Great-Great-Aunt Rosie. She was 104 when she passed and lived a full and blessed life. I blogged about her 100th birthday party here.
Here is a pic we took in July right after she turned 104. She was so lucid and even cracking jokes so it was hard to acknowledge that within 3 months she is now gone from our lives.
A sweet little cousin told my kids after the funeral that he would see them at the next funeral. Yes, kids say the darnedest things but it reminded me of my word for this year. I do a lot with my hubby’s family and need to be more intentional about establishing and reconnecting bonds with my side of my family. Amazing how in the 10th month of the year, I get the kick in my pants that I needed from an 8 year old.
There are other ways in which I am seeking to be intentional. One is in the area of creativity. My creative nature has been consumed by lots of other stuff and while most is good stuff (other is just stuff that must be done) it is not the creative stuff that makes my heart sing. Finding the time in the midst of my day seems to be an issue and I have noticed that I am not alone in the pursuit after reading this and this.
So, what am I going to do about it? I started last week with setting some goals and making plans for what I would like to accomplish and I plan to set aside some time every day to work on those goals and plans. The key is getting started, so I hope by planning and doing something everyday, I will develop a habit over the next 30 days that will serve me well in the days, weeks, and months to come.
Wish me luck!