The beans & cucumbers are done & the plants barren, brown and frost bitten.
On the counter sits two huge platters of tomatoes that need to turn red still.
We're outside, starting the usual fall clean up...
plants in the composters...pots being piled away...
some furniture tucked away...ponds & fountains are being emptied...
the hammock is sadly being rolled up..one last run to the city recycling yards is being planned,
wood is being stacked & extra birdseed is being put out.
The buns are all quiet and naughty at the same time.
They seem a bit lost at this time of year, when the doors are closed more than they are open.
They don't seem to understand until you crack the door open in the morning
& a cold blast hits their furry little faces as their little bodies preciously expand &
huff with the intake of unexpected crispy cool air.
Today, we're all together, waiting for some company to arrive, basking in the busy-ness
of another season ending, one that somehow & once again, went by way to quickly.
Soon my dearest blog will be moving from this blogger space over to my brand new beautiful website
(oh I am just so beyond anxious for you all to see it, we've been working so very hard on it all).
I know it's the right time to move it all over...I know it'll eventually be even better.
BUT I am still nervous.
According to my analytics an average of 200 people visit me here everyday & I think that's a lot!
When I move over will you all follow me?
Is what I do, show & share here worth the bit of effort of you all refreshing my url etc???
I hope you'll find it worth it. I hope you'll follow me over...
but I admit I am nervous for sure!
You know by now that here on this blog of mine, I tend to keep to the joyful & cheerful.
You get yucky days. I get yucky days.
But I always figure that if I am lucky enough to have you visit me here, I want to offer you
positive things like inspiration, joy, colour, whimsy, purity & sweetness...
if only but to momentarily take you away from your present muckiness.
I try not to complain or vent, it's not why I invite you here.
But, I am having one of those days where things are feeling muddled & messy.
One of those days where everything I touch screws up.
(Like my printer...I want to mercilessly murder it right now or at least kick it down the stairs!)
The smallest everyday studio task suddenly today feels like climbing a mountain with bad shoes on!
I am feeling stressed all the sudden when yesterday I was feeling blissful & balanced.
I know it's for all kinds of reasons,
poor sleep, headaches & allergies are contributing no doubt but really it's nothing in particular at all.
It's just one of those days...one of those days that every one gets.
Chaos of house renos is getting under my skin too.
I try not to dwell because I know how lucky we are to be doing house reno's at all.
To be making our sweet little home even lovelier is gratifying & great...I know this...I do.
Yet, dust covers everything. Everything that I just cleaned!
One big thing leads to 10 small things before you can get back to getting that one big thing done!
With house reno's things always have to get worse before they get better, I know this too.
(it doesn't help that my upper studio is all messed up right now due to a big window installation we undertook last week! We can't decide on something, other things pulled us away, so it to sits undone).
It's just one of those days where my energy just isn't matching up with all that needs to get done.
I just wanna nap!
and truthfully my head is just abit too sore to be the 100% that I wanna be today!
But in writing all this, I realize, I am not complaining or venting or bitching, I am sharing & that's ok.
Because what's the point of blogs if we're not sharing from our authentic selves right!?
Maybe knowing that I am stuck in muckiness too will help you outta yours? who knows!
And in writing this, it's focused me enough to realize that I need to stop.
I need to stop & go to the water. Because being near water always soothes me.
How do I forget that though! How on earth does that happen!
I am in the middle of messiness and dust, yes...but I'd really rather be nowhere else.
So, I am stopping...just for abit.
I am going to pop some codeine, grab a bottle of water & I am going to go sit by the water.
It'll help balance me & help me to steep in the gratitude that I should more easily be soaking up.
What do you do to get yourselves out of muddled times?
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I am Mandy Saile. I am an inspired maker of colourful & whimsical pictures & handmade lovelies. I am addicted to coloured pencils. I am a migraine sufferer. A doting mama to 8 long-earred loves (all rescues). My work tends to tell stories about kindness & connection, to ourselves, to one another and mostly to animals. Join me here 3-4 times a week as I share my creations & inspirations from my cozy rabbit filled studio amongst the deep green sea of trees, sparkling lakes & crisp fresh air of Northern Ontario, Canada. ***All images, artwork and writing on this blog are the proprietary copyrighted works of Mandy Saile and may not be reproduced in any form without my permission***
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