(Warning : Many pictures follow)
I’ve been a bad blogger haven’t I? And a recent wave of sweet messages from friends has made me realize that I may have worried some of you. It occurs to me now that a long absence from posting after sharing our news may have led some to believe that we were doing less than well with our new family reality. I want to assure all of you that it is very much NOT the case.
If anything, the last 4 weeks have been peaceful, slow, meditative and just, well, enchanting. So much so that I’ve found myself in a blissful state of writer’s block. Not because I lack things to talk about, but mostly because for the first time in a long time, I do not feel the need to record my time. Maybe it’s a natural reaction to having been SO busy for SO long! But maybe, just maybe, it’s me finally sinking into the moment. Oh, how wonderful of a thought that is.
For weeks now, I’ve been leaving the house without my camera (hence the being late week after week with my portrait projects) and although I’ve had things to share (Little Man’s progress, Little Miss fun times at school, my birthday, so much bird watching my neck hurts, last trips to the beach, the changing of the seasons, the lantern festival at the Montreal Botanical Garden, quiet artful times, reading so many books we are running out of them), I just haven’t and I think I went from being in the moment to simply being lazy.
So here I am, a few days into November ready to connect with you all again. So much is happening right now : We have started baking and cooking warm meals again, we are still harvesting from our garden and preserving food every day, we have started our busy holiday making season and both the kiddos are growing by leaps and bounds.
But, throughout the movement of our days, the pace that seems to take us places quicker than we want to sometimes, there have also been deeper moments of contemplations into our lives and goals. I always get into this head space when the season draws us in. My husband says it’s because I’ll be in such close quarters with myself for the next few months, I want to make sure I like how it feels. I get the urge to purge, I get the organising bug. It’s been stronger this year while trying to create an environment tailor-made for our Little Man’s special needs. I have visions of what I want things to be, now to get them done!
So, thank you for sticking with me, even when I disappear. I have missed this place of mine and I look forward to chatting with you again.