|by Jenny Kaczorowski on WANA Commons|
Ever have those days where your brain is complete mush? Yeah. That’s me for the last week.
I blame it all on the getting-into-the-schedule mess that is the beginning of the school year. Princess has been in school for almost a month now, and things are finally starting to fall into place. Now it’s a matter of acclimating to the new times. Again.
It’s also starting to feel Fallish outside. The nights and mornings are cold and the afternoons bring a bright warm sun with a cool breeze. The skies are a beautiful blue with white fluffy clouds scattered around. Perfect weather for staring out the window and dreaming the day away.
My neighbors have started burning leaves. The drought left many a tree without its leaves early this year. Especially the trees that were struggling already. And that burning leaf smell fogs my senses.
Then there are the everyday struggles of wife-and-motherdom. I’m staring at a pile of dishes from last night’s supper and waiting for the Dish Fairies to come take care of it. I’m summoned to Little Man’s room where he informs me of his great feat in dumping all of his toys out of the toy box. I corral the kids and await the stampede certain to happen just 30 seconds later.
My brain is mush, not because of any one thing, but a bunch of things all bunched together, pushing all the “remember this” and “remember that” important stuff out of my mind. I completely spaced #ninjachat last Thursday. I almost forgot about my post here today!
I think it’s time for me to have a couple of days to myself, away from the computer and away from the stress of What Needs Done NOW. A couple of days with nothing to do but sit, watch TV, read a book (or five), and time to stare out that window into the blue blue sky and de-mushify my brain.
When was the last time you took time for you?
Kathleen is a writer of YA Paranormal Romance and Fantasy. She lives with her husband, two kids, and a cat in Southern Indiana where she spends her days watching bad sci-fi movies and reading all the books. Her writing began with poetry when she was 12 years old. As she got older, she became interested in writing stories and books. She majored in Theatre in college and loves delving into the psyche of of others, figuring out what makes people tick. When she’s not reading a book, playing with her kids, or pulling her cat out of a tree you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, or her blog.