Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Reset









1. Edie in thought.
2. Plants and pears.
3. Baby feet.
4. Maps
5. Who else is over winter?
6. Mostly me.
7. Whenever I make these, I always think, "berry studded", which has got to be a phrase I've read in a book somewhere.  Probably Anne of Green Gables.  It sounds like something she'd say.
8. Is it just me?  Sometimes I like to capture life as it really is.  I mean, whatever, my photos aren't super styled, but generally try to catch a good angle.  But sometimes I like to just capture a moment as it really is.  This is our table, a couple of weeks ago (I know, because that's an old EW).  Magazine, James's script with notes (mine), address book, glass, pincushion, etc.

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I have these moments, every few years, where something will happen, usually illness, usually stomach flu, that knocks me out for a few days, or a week, or a month, and while I'm on the slow, careful journey toward feeling like myself, certain things suddenly become clear.

Such is the case this week.  How my time is spent becomes a big issue, thankfully.  Who doesn't need a reset on that.  I'm not saying I'll never stay up late again watching re-runs of Project Runway, but I am saying I'm thinking more about where my time goes, which is good.

What I'm working on this week:

Thesis, thesis, thesis.  I'm striving to complete this before saying that I'm "working on my thesis" goes from making me feel like I sound interesting to making me feel embarrassed that I'm still saying it.  I got a new book this week, but I'm writing too.  A lot.  (this is kind of a note to myself)

Notes on a friend's book.  She was nice enough to ask for my opinion, which I love, because it makes my lifetime of critical reading feel like a life well spent.

Feeling like myself again.  I'm on the slow, careful journey.

3 comments:

  1. were you sick? that stinks. I'd forgotten about those pictures. With the three of us. that turned out to be mostly you. I feel like every night i swear that tomorrow i'm going to use my time and my day better.

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  2. Loved this post. Loved your pictures. It inspires me to look around my own life a little more carefully, too.

    Also, those muffins look killa-dilla.

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  3. is there really still that much snow there? I mean, seriously? Seriously???

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