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Rain.

Yesterday saw me baking hamburger rolls for supper, doing two days’-worth of business tasks, and engaging with my overly chatty children. I was doing all of these things at once, but none of them particularly well.

By evening, I felt dizzy, and I’d pulled a muscle in my neck. This morning both are better, but neither is gone completely. And now there is the rain.

Rain.

I’ve been thinking for the last few weeks that maybe I could do it all – keep up with housework, business, and summer fun. I’d dusted off my neglected task list, and was doing a decent job of it this month (house has been relatively neat, orders have been going out on a regular-ish schedule, and we’ve enjoyed a decent Summer social life), until I was sidelined last night with orders still to pack, laundry still to fold, and children still a-chatter.

I almost feel like the cooling rain this morning is permission to just. slow. down. Sip my vanilla coffee slowly, putter around in my homemade lounge pants, accomplish the things that simply can’t wait, and save the rest for tomorrow. It is still summer, after all, right?

5 thoughts on “Rain.

  1. As our coffee group told Wilma the spotless one, “It’ll be there tomorrow, so don’t stress about it. Have a cup of coffee-or two!”
    .-= See Marty’s latest blog post: First Day =-.

  2. Sorry about your neck! ouch…
    The rain…Slowing down is an impossible task for us busy artist business women moms, isn’t it? especially in the summer. We’re having rain again too and tomorrow is supposed to be another Market Day, but after last weekend ruined my cards…Maybe a sign for me to slow down too…rain on the weekend, sunny during the week, must be a sign, lol. I’m having coffee while baking some clay, doing a couple of orders, a quick catch up on emails, reading your blog and printing some earring cards. Dishes are soaking in the sink, vaccuum cleaner is plugged in, laundry in dryer…sort of do a bit of everything here and there, as I go, lol. We are born multi-taskers, aren’t we…gotta go…

  3. The quiet, calm spaces are even more important than the full, nutso ones…
    .-= See KarenLR’s latest blog post: freshening up =-.

  4. Hope the rainy day continues to allow you to slow down and gradually get back in control of your life. I find it amazing how one day you can feel on top of everything and the next it’s all too overwhelming. Anyway, enjoy that coffee and have a great day.

    Libby
    .-= See Libby’s latest blog post: So lucky to live here =-.

  5. After all the busyness of summer, I welcome the cooler weather, rain and grey days, the slowing down of fall into winter. I’m ready to hibernate a little!
    .-= See Tea’s latest blog post: Clean Out the Fridge Frittata =-.

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