Winter has come up here on the hill. Winter and Christmas preparations, a business trip to England, school Christmas events, lots of doctors’ appointments, the death of my lovely old cat Bumblebee….all of which have squeezed my time even more than it’s normally squeezed. There has been a little sock knitting, a lot of frantic multi-tasking, a couple of freezing runs in the snow, but unfortunately no sewing at all. Blogging has been a million miles away.
Somehow I seem to have lost balance. I imagine this is the lot of the working mum in Advent. Unavoidable only for those who are incredibly well-organized or to those who have scaled Christmas down to the bare bones (believe me, I’m heading there!).
Next year I’m going to do it better. I’m going to avoid the last minute panic and I’m going to keep things going so I can still keep a happy balance of the things that keep me sane and happy – quilting, yoga, long baths, good books, runs in the woods and seeing my friends.
This afternoon I should have been in the city making all those final touches and then going to a carol service, but a cracking headache has kept me at home.
I guess my body is calling the tune and it’s probably time to listen…..