I feel like I’ve spent the last week in a cyclone. The weather was crazy in the Northeast. And while we didn’t get the traumatic damage that New York and New Jersey are coping with, it made things a little messy up here.
Thankfully, we just have debris to deal with. Broken branches, piles of leaves and such. Just a minor annoyance, really.
Right before we left for vacation, we had the boys help clear the yard of the piles of leaves that covered the ground like a thick down comforter. It took them an entire day to neaten the place up.
Good exercise, I pointed out! It’s easy to point things out like that when you are in the kitchen baking and not raking.
So, when I announced how they were going to spend today in the fresh air with the crunch of leaves under their feet, they weren’t all that enthused.
I guess raking up big piles of leaves is only exciting the first time around.
I don’t have the heart to point up and show them how many leaves are still clinging to the trees that will fall to the ground in the very near future. Newton’s law of gravity and all.
Beisdes the crazy weather, all of the hub bub surrounding the launch of A Beautiful Bite has left me feeling a little windswept too. I apologize for the posts this week. There just wasn’t enough “me” in them.
I detest having tons of giveaways back to back, but unfortunately it was the way things worked out this week. And with the holiday season quickly approaching, there will be more giveaway opportunities but I’ll try to space them out better.
I love offering giveaways because I like the idea of you getting rewarded for reading my stuff. Just not so many running at the same time that you can’t still hear my voice. That isn’t good.
So, this week coming up I’m focusing on balance. Balance with my writing and in my home life too. The holidays are so wonderful in many ways, but the hecticness of it all can be a real joy stealer. I purpose not to let that happen this season.
On that note, I wish you a very relaxing stress free weekend. May it be full of mugs of hot cocoa and nary a rake in sight!