I’m not good at keeping up with things. I forget to take my vitamins, I forget to thaw chicken for tomorrow’s dinner, I forget to work out, I forget to call friends. I make to-do lists that I forget to look at, and sometimes I’m so unmotivated I write down easy tasks that I can cross off to feel more productive: “Get the mail”, “clean off your desk”, “poop”.
I get easily overwhelmed and then the dreaded anxiety kicks in. My mom is the exact opposite. She has a specific day and a specific time of day for the things she needs to do. She doesn’t even think twice about it- she just does stuff, then still manages to get dinner on the table before 6:30!
So I dropped the ball on Inktober…
I can never figure out a costume ahead of time for Halloween. There’s even more “pressure” when you’re a couple, so more than likely I’ll stress about it all the way up to Halloween, then do nothing. What are your costume plans this year? I’d love to hear about it!
It’s been raining for almost a week straight here in Kentucky. Melancholy rain clouds from hurricane Florence have covered us, unwilling to move on for fairer weather. We’re all busy working and living our lives. It’s quiet here. I enjoy a rainy day from time to time, there’s comfort to be found in a good rain. But on day 6 (more or less) there’s this feeling of gray that creeps up around you, it feels like there’s sort of a dismal blanket over us.
The edges of the oak leaves have just started to…
I think a lot about the fact that our time here is limited. Sometimes it makes me shrink into a corner and cry. Sometimes I look at death passively, like observing a bee pollinating a flower.
Death is a very difficult thing to come to terms with in your life. I wasn’t exposed to it very often growing up, now it feels like it’s all around me. I guess that’s the way it is when you get older, you know more people, everyone else grows older with you, and before you know it you have to buy a new funeral dress because your old one expired… just like everything else.
Give your loved ones some extra time and attention today; they’re not going to be around forever.
Now that I’ve made you all nice and sad, have a great Hump Day!