I feel like I'm in the process of climbing a grand tree. An arboreal beauty. The problem is, I'm stuck on a branch. I have been reaching for the next one up and I'm standing on my tippy toes, my calves aching from flexing in an attempt to reach the next branch, and then they begin to shake.My arms begin to shoot pain down into my shoulders as they stretch upward and my fingernails are scratching at the bark, only to get tiny bits in my eyes while my head is straining, looking up. This isn't working, why do I keep reaching for that branch, standing in this spot?
That's how it's felt, this past little while. I am behind on almost everything, missing or doing a haphazard job on many things. Like last week.
We missed not one, but BOTH of Olive's new ballet classes.
I failed to take Clover to her "meet your teacher" meeting and gave the school the wrong bag of school supplies from the trunk. I've since given them the correct one, but still have yet to recover whatever mystery items I dropped off. Do they have my cheddar? Or an orange spool of thread? Don't know.I even forgot about a guest post for dear, sweet Sachiko. She was gracious about it and promised to have me another time. Sheesh.
So, I'm repositioning myself on the branch. Regrouping, re-planning my strategy. We've got lots going on, but really, who doesn't. But what isn't working right now for us has got to change.
I have some projects going on I can't wait to share, but wait I must, wait I will.
Meanwhile, we accomplished another couple of birthdays with smiles. We've got ourselves a tween (how did I get that old?) and a sweet 8-year-old who is mischievous, but such a delight. What an enigma.
Also, we learned something new (remember, our school motto?) that when you make your own pinãta, don't give the children the iron rod for bashing. The poor pinãta won't have a chance for the rest of the waiting brood.
Hey, speaking of trees, and a serendipitous fyi, do you remember one of my favorite books I shared on the first chapter of Once Upon a Thread, A Tree is Nice? It's on sale here, or get an invitation here first.