This may be the last blog post for a bit. I’m not taking up knitting or going to Ghana for a month. I’d say I’m spending time cleaning up and organizing my house, but anyone who has set foot in my house in the last few years would know I was lying. Sometimes, I go to other people’s houses and think, “It must be lovely to live like this.” There aren’t Legos on the floors in every single room, there aren’t piles of hand-me-downs that the kids outgrew months ago, and there aren’t giant structures built out of rotting recycling and Gorilla tape. I feel on top of it when we return our library books on time and unload the dishwasher on a timely basis. There are days just the thought of the drainboard fills me with despair. I walk right by empty shampoo bottles for months without putting them in the recycling. I’ve made my peace with this chaos because I have no other choice, and I’ve done so by no longer hanging around with neat people.
If I’m not cleaning, where have I gone? Well, it’s DI crunch time, which would be time-consuming enough. Our town is also going for an override of Prop 2 ½, which I’d explain to you except I’m now explaining it about 15 times a day because I’m our school liaison, which is where the rest of my time is going. It’ll be all I can do to keep up with my writing projects.
Be well, do good work, and be in touch. I’ll be back soon.