Monday, October 15, 2007
A Good Step
This month wore me down. Projects for work were taking longer than I wanted. The Halloween costumes consumed all creative time. I was tired and cranky for weeks. I remembered a time when I felt balanced. When I felt a nice tension between work and play. But I had not felt that nice tension in a long, long time.
Those weeks ended in this weekend. A weekend of feeling sick, sequestering myself to the couch comforted only by the Patriots heroic defeat of Dallas last night. I was 'sick' but only vaguely so. The 'sick' just looked like a tired, achy body. Dave was sick too, but he was sneezing and coughing and more recognizably sick. We were pathetic and I think if Andrew knew the message involved in rolling his eyes, he would have rolled them.
And then came today. A step out of the valley. I am still a little sick. Sipping tea and taking it slow, but I'm not on the couch. I did my work today, completed today's work goals in two hours' time. I did an arty activity with Andrew. I am in the middle of laundry. And, as I write this, am facing a creative time that will in no way involve sewing. In every way it will involve paper.
So, today is a day to step back into the balance that I like my life to look like. I am hopeful and joyful and relaxed. I have peace.
And, to top it all off, I got a box in the mail today with nice smelling, hand scrubby, luxury skin love.
I love leaving you, Valley.
I'll see you in a few months.
(because, he always seem to come back, right?)
Posted by Dave at 12:51 PM