a week's worth of odds & ends

10:04 AM

^ that's not even all of them, about half actually... ^
^ autumn appearing around our house ^

I don't know about you but this week disappeared into thin air for me. Perhaps it was the fact that we came back from DC on monday which meant I was unpacking and doing laundry well into tuesday. I also feel like there was a lot of running around but then in the end I was like - "but what did I do??" Eh, get em' next time I suppose. Tuesday night the low was 30 degrees so the next morning we pulled boxes full of our winter clothes out of the shed and dispersed them around the house. Goodness the house was a mess - boots, hats, coats and sweaters littered every surface of every room. But by the end of the day I somehow got it all put away. I also learned I have a lot, like a lot a lot of hats. I don't call myself a hat aficionado for nothing!
To be honest with you there's been a big old sack of "stuff" that's been weighing on my mind, distracting me and keeping me from doing what I need/want. This "stuff" is connected to so much other "stuff" so I suppose mentally I've been putting everything off until it get's dealt with and figured out. But once we get a hold of this weasel I am going to start over. I've always liked this quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald - “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall," and I think now is as good a time as any to do just that. 

In the meantime, I love myself a good list and when I came across this one over at James' blog my hands were itching to fill it out! 

eating: a lot of biscotti (homemade & not) 
drinking: trader joe's harvest blend tea (try it it's phenomenal!)
practicing: patience, something I've always been lacking
mastering: my camera, I'm determined to get the most out of it this year
learning: that things don't always work out perfectly but that's ok 
playing: with my baby on the floor
finishing: some writing 
reading: jim gaffigan's dad is fat
walking: through the woods out back 
wearing: hunter boots, these come back in heavy rotation once things get cool 
cooking: lots of soups - tomato, mushroom and butternut squash
working: on a million things at once, probably not the most efficient way of getting anything done 
traveling: to a few places, tentatively 
wanting: to have more faith 

And speaking of faith I keep reading this over and over again:

“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” 
― T.S. Eliot 

Have a wonderful weekend my dears & here's to starting over, albeit in the fall!

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