Harrison is napping, sleeping off a Christmas cold with Vicks rubbed on his chest.
I want to take a nap. But I don’t want to take a nap because there’s a whole world I might miss. I felt like that even as a little girl.
A to-do list ticks through my head. Clean. Organize. Laundry. Cook. Fold. The toys littering the living room floor, the boxes that need to be recycled, the bookcase that overflows.
I can’t seem to stop it. There’s a movement towards slower living & I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to join it. I’m not sure I even understand what it means other than a trend & something kitschy to say on a blog. But it makes me feel like I don’t quite belong right now. There’s too much noise in my head. It feels like there’s so little I control outside of the laundry basket or how often I vacuum. Does anyone know what I mean?
My friend Shannon says she does, as we sit in my living room & drink pink champagne.
I took moments today to snap point-&-shoot pictures of the things in my home that make me happy today, that feel beautiful & remind me that the life I’m living is just fine.
They’re nothing fancy or perfect. Like the yoga pants I’m wearing & the two-day ponytail.