Whew! what a whirlwind. I have been trying to find my rhythm lately or as Amanda wisely put it, "let the rhythm find me". It's slow going, but I think I see something approaching a rhythm coming at me.
We are in the midst of acclimating to middle school-things are going very well and Doran's teacher is simply awesome. Eden loves her preschool. Helena and Elijah seem to be feeling fine about third grade, although there is some question of whether the spelling homework is effective. Nutcracker Season has definitely started (and with a fundraiser too).
Hmm, so we are having a bit of the fall autism nerves/anxiety-happens every year. This makes for late nights and some impulsive behaviors. I think (hope) we are starting to come down from it. Elijah is enjoying his weekend robot class. Helena is rehearsing (already) and selling pies, plants, cookie dough and ads. She definitely enjoys all of that. This is good thing because mama is not the one. Also, since it is her gig, I think she should be mostly responsible for it while Greg and I help when needed.
I have been painting - a lot. I have been painting while Eden is at school and when I can squeeze some time in on the weekends. Some paintings I like and some look a little craptastic. I am trying to quiet my mind as I paint. It helps to have a quiet mind if you want to be creative. I am imagining some new things to make for the November Open Studio, while trying simultaneously not to freak out (you know the whole quiet mind thing). There are thoughts of moving this blog to Wordpress, selling on line and breathing life into some creative sparks. There are a lot of ideas swirling and crashing around in my head, as I try to remember to make dinner, attend meetings, make sure people have clean underwear (including moi) and pay attention to my family.
There are thoughts of Christmas and the need to adjust some of the making to conform to the new ryhthm(?) around here. I am in the Knitting (and Blogging) Hall o' Shame lately. You don't even want to know how long I took to finish a thumb for a mitt. Here's a hint; I am almost done-just shameful.
But in better news, here's a painting I like.
What have you been up to lately? Oh and before I take off to catch up with this day, I wanted to let those of you who asked, I am writing up a post about the psychic table. It involves spirits, intution and green. It was very intriguing. Thanks for your interest and questions.
I wish you an awesome Monday and that it gives you a gentle start to the week!