a line from a song. I’m trying to remember the lesson there.
I’m always a little more than impressed when a blogger is able to announce ahead of time that they will be taking a little break but will be back in XX time. I take breaks too… but I’m damned if I know when they will happen. I guess I’m less of a break taker and more of a break happens to her. My breaks are only breaks in hindsight. How do those others have the foresight?
Swing chain on a playground = simple joy
Lots has changed in our lives around my little piece of the world. We moved from our tinny downtown Seattle apartment into a lovely mid-century home a bit farther north. We are near Lake Washington now, in a quiet wooded neighborhood where it gets really dark at night and it’s oh so quiet. I love it a lot. We are going on 15 months without a job, but keeping calm and carrying on. Mr. O. is in a coop preschool, which I alternately love and hate (it’s a hell of a lot of work for parents and only sometimes does it feels worth it). We have our ups and downs and that’s just fine.
When times get tough… I keep thinking of a few things to get me by. One of those is “simple joys”. I mentioned this concept awhile back, as one Amanda Soule had inspired in me. Simples joys are such a great way to celebrate the little things everyday that are beautiful, or gratifying, or simply real enough to ground you. I haven’t been shooting many photos lately, but the ones I have taken reflect my need to remember “simple joys” will be my salvation.
I feel like I’m coming back to myself once again, and I truly did miss this space. So, hello again, lovely reader. How have you been?