Embracing the spaces

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Fall might be slowly sneaking up on us in my little corner of the Fort. Days are still hot but nights are cooling off and getting that bite to them. I enjoy it because the chill makes sleeping so much better.
What did we do this past week? Even though the temperatures say summer, fall events are in full swing. Serra had a great first week of school with meeting new people in English class and getting up early to take care of some Algebra homework. I'm not used to her having only four classes with the new system but she doesn't mind.
Amanda and I spent a good portion of the week getting things ready for her trip back to campus. The living room is a wreck and the next two days are going to be a flurry of laundry and packing. We've been indulging in her favorite restaurants here at home as well. She might be missing Mexican food already.
With everything going on with the girls crafts have been a little quiet this week. I haven't lost my mojo but after the push to do so much for the Art in the Park event it feels good. Once September starts it will be time to dive into the studio again for the Holiday Artisan Market in November. I'm also planning some online learning that I hope will help with another plate I'm spinning. Of course my hands don't know how to be still so I am indulging a bit in spinning, tatting and knitting a project for me.
As for me life feels good. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's okay to be happy. Things are moving at a slower pace which takes some getting used to. It's a big change from going 100 mph and you would think it would be easier than trying to speed up. In reality it is accepting the spaces and realizing that every waking minute doesn't have to be packed full for things to be accomplished. Different, but if it does what I want it to then it will be worth it. It's not so much a matter of patience rather a change in speed and being present in the moment in all aspects of my life. 
Next week! Planning for the November show, shipping the kid off to college for year two and getting the young one's knee repaired. I'm thankful that I can be here for them and start to build a future for myself at the same time. Breathe, take care of YOU, and I'll be back next week ;)

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